Avoca, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 142 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 77  (54.5%)
Females: 65  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  55.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56114

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,372 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Avoca:

$46,372
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,719 (it was $13,184 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $39,263 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Avoca:

$39,263
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $150,281; Detached houses: $151,953; Townhouses or other attached units: $102,583; In 2-unit structures: $63,138; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,788; Mobile homes: $92,851

Median gross rent in 2016: $611.

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    • 13692.5%White alone
    • 85.4%Hispanic
    • 32.0%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avoca: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (59.5%), Norwegian (14.3%), American (9.5%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1530 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Avoca, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Avoca:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avoca city:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $474 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $256 (1.0%)

Avoca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (61.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (136.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (429.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fulda, MN (2.4 miles ), Slayton, MN (2.5 miles ), Iona, MN (2.7 miles) , Currie, MN (2.9 miles ), Dovray, MN (3.0 miles) , Hadley, MN (3.3 miles) , Dundee, MN (3.4 miles) , Kinbrae, MN (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 43.95 N, Longitude: 95.65 W

Area code: 507

Avoca household income distribution Avoca home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Average climate in Avoca, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Avoca-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Avoca city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avoca-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from Avoca center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from Avoca center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Murray County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avoca topographic map

Birthplace of: Ole J. Finstad - Minnesota State Legislator.

Hospitals and medical centers near Avoca:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SLAYTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • MURRAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • SANFORD WESTBROOK MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WESTBROOK, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avoca:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 36 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 56 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 62 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Central College (about 82 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 84 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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Notable locations in Avoca: Lime Lake Rest Area (A), Avoca Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Avoca: Faith Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Faith Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Avoca include: Avoca Historical Marker (1), Avoca State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Murray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.5%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Minnesota average:

10.7

Avoca travel time to work - commute Avoca mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avoca city (based on Murray County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19016
Catholic2,3305
Evangelical Protestant1,1665
None2,039-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Murray County:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Murray County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Avoca:

50.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.8%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.8%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avoca:

34.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avoca, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 5$263
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$669
Firefighters 0$0 14$103
Sewerage 0$0 1$525
Water Supply 0$0 1$218
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$10,839
Totals for Government 0$0 27$12,617

Avoca government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $185,000 ($1302.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $92,000 ($647.89)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($91.55)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($63.38)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($49.30)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($28.17)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($21.13)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($21.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($28.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($63.38)
    Liquor Stores: $8,000 ($56.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($260.56)

Avoca government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($56.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $89,000 ($626.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($70.42)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($35.21)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $176,000 ($1239.44)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($56.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($197.18)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($91.55)

Avoca government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $50,000 ($352.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($140.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($211.27)

4.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nobles County, MN  1.01% ($30,743 average AGI)
from Lyon County, MN  0.46% ($25,813)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.38% ($26,154)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lyon County, MN  0.80% ($28,000 average AGI)
to Nobles County, MN  0.72% ($37,400)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($32,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avoca:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avoca:

  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Avoca:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Avoca)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SLAYTON, Cr-35 (Slayton-051002) (Lat: 44.020833 Lon: -95.702194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPNH402
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave, 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD0BJW, Licensee ID: L01314554, Grant Date: 08/15/2007, Expiration Date: 08/15/2017, Certifier: Arl N Weinrebe, Registrant: Arl N Weinrebe, 201 Ne 2nd Street, Avoca, MN 56114
  • Call Sign: KD0DWB, Licensee ID: L01395060, Grant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 04/29/2018, Certifier: Desirae A Weinrebe, Registrant: Desirae A Weinrebe, 201 Ne 2nd Street, Avoca, MN 56114
  • Call Sign: KD0IFX, Licensee ID: L01502512, Grant Date: 06/29/2009, Expiration Date: 06/29/2019, Certifier: Paul E Parenteau, Registrant: Paul E Parenteau, 35 Lime Lake Drive, Avoca, MN 56114

Drinking water stations with addresses in Avoca and their reported violations in the past:

AVOCA (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2010)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Avoca compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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