Avoca, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 2,630 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 1,282  (48.8%)
Females: 1,348  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18641.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,159 (it was $34,973 in 2000)
Avoca:

$53,159
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,435 (it was $17,896 in 2000)

Avoca borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,635 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Avoca:

$121,635
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,272; detached houses: $130,774; townhouses or other attached units: $78,890; in 2-unit structures: $199,867; mobile homes: $22,239

Median gross rent in 2017: $772.

March 2019 cost of living index in Avoca: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Avoca, PA (2010)
    • 2,57996.9%White alone
    • 471.8%Hispanic
    • 140.5%Black alone
    • 110.4%Two or more races
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Avoca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Avoca, Pennsylvania as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Avoca is 1,308 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Avoca by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.6)
1
(38.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(112.5)
6
(227.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.1)
7
(264.2)
1
(37.6)
2
(76.7)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(675.2)
13
(493.0)
12
(451.3)
9
(338.0)
3
(113.2)
3
(112.7)
5
(191.9)
4
(152.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(787.7)
20
(758.4)
30
(1,128)
31
(1,164)
21
(792.5)
22
(826.8)
18
(690.7)
18
(685.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(113.8)
1
(37.6)
2
(75.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.6)
1
(38.4)
2
(76.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)131.3130.8109.891.392.562.871.044.2

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Crime rate in Avoca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.76
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Polish (30.3%), Irish (28.6%), Italian (12.1%), American (11.6%), Welsh (3.4%), German (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 2,939 people per square mile   (average).

Avoca, Pennsylvania map

51 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.9%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,054 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,458 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (6.3 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (91.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Duryea borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Dupont borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Hughestown borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Moosic borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Old Forge borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Pittston, PA (1.6 miles ),
West Pittston borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Yatesville borough, PA (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.34 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Avoca, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Avoca, PA in 2017

Property values in Avoca, PA

Avoca satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Avoca, PA
Historical housing units in Avoca, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+11.1%).
Most common industries in Avoca, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Avoca, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Financial managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Avoca, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Avoca-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Avoca borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/4/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avoca-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Avoca center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 240.7 miles away from Avoca center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from Avoca center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from Avoca center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avoca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Avoca:

  • COMM VNA DBA COMMUNITY HM HLTH CARE SV (180 MAIN STREET PO BOX 96)
  • COMPREHENSIVE MED HOME CARE (716 MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Avoca:

  • SUPERIOR HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DUPONT, PA)
  • ST JOSEPH'S CNTR COMM HUGHESTO (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HUGHESTOWN, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HUGHESTOWN, PA)
  • NCHS INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; OLD FORGE, PA)
  • OLD FORGE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; OLD FORGE, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE PITTSTON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avoca:

  • University of Scranton (about 7 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 9 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • King's College (about 10 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 11 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 12 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 17 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 38 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Avoca Hose Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Jack Harding - College football coach, Tom McHale (novelist born 1941) - Novelist, Michael B. Carroll - Politician.

Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

65.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Banks with branches in Avoca (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Avoca Branch at 650 Main Street, branch established on 1907/04/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Avoca:

Marital status in Avoca, PA
  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Avoca:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Avoca
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avoca, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
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: 65
Luzerne County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Luzerne County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Luzerne County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
Here:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

63.1%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

65.9%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Avoca:

12.3%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avoca:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avoca:

29.8%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Avoca:

69.7%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.4%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avoca, PA 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
Other and Unallocable 2$9,060$54,3600$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,150$54,90010$17,407
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 19$10,357
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$18,210$54,63030$28,514

Avoca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $493,000 ($187.45)
    Police Protection: $172,000 ($65.40)
    General - Other: $166,000 ($63.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($53.99)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($29.66)
    Sewerage: $65,000 ($24.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($21.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($12.93)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($6.08)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($5.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($3.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $232,000 ($88.21)
    Corporate Bonds: $170,000 ($64.64)
    Benefit Payments: $155,000 ($58.94)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($6.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($3.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $260,000 ($98.86)

Avoca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $175,000 ($66.54)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($19.01)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($44.49)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($9.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($1.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $38,000 ($14.45)
    Rents: $15,000 ($5.70)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $274,000 ($104.18)
    Other: $61,000 ($23.19)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($1.52)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $307,000 ($116.73)
    Property: $157,000 ($59.70)
    Public Utility License: $33,000 ($12.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000 ($12.17)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000 ($3.80)

Avoca government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,000 ($95.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $228,000 ($86.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,000 ($23.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($15.21)

Avoca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,000 ($11.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $160,000 ($60.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $240,000 ($91.25)

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)

Businesses in Avoca, PA

  • Budget Car Rental: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Avoca:

  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avoca:

  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W263AL (100.5 FM; AVOCA, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDMT (102.3 FM; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Avoca:

  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W51BP (Channel 51; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W19AR (Channel 19; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48AQ (Channel 48; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • W14CO (Channel 14; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
Avoca fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Avoca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.8mTotal length
  • $1,215,000Total costs
  • 132,718Total average daily traffic
  • 28,928Total average daily truck traffic
  • 172,365Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Avoca, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Avoca, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, Grove Street (Lat: 41.330056 Lon: -75.743444), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 42079 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Mobilitie, LLC, Mraznobriadsev@mobilitie.Com, , Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 978-2457
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, Grove Street (Lat: 41.330056 Lon: -75.743444), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 42079 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Mobilitie, LLC, Mraznobriadsev@mobilitie.Com, , Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 978-2457

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: BLP00197,
    Assigned Frequencies: 26.1100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/1979, Expiration Date: 08/01/1981, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: Nep Communications Inc

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 41.338417 Lon: -75.724361, Call Sign: WPEF692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.537 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2013, Expiration Date: 02/17/2024, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:
  • Cr Rofw Near Rt 11 Main St Xing (Lat: 41.328972 Lon: -75.746306), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPIY690, Licensee ID: L00201418,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2000, Expiration Date: 12/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2003, Certifier: Robert Mac Millan, Registrant: Pennsylvania Lines LLC, 99 Spring St Sw Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (201) 690-2426
  • Lat: 41.341333 Lon: -75.729500, Call Sign: WPZZ535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.650 MHz, 465.650 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 04/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2010, Certifier: Paul Accordino, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • 100 Terminal Dr (Lat: 41.335750 Lon: -75.728361), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQEX218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2016, Expiration Date: 05/08/2026, Certifier: Peter Payavis, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (844) 272-2070, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • AVOCA, Cellular Plus Bldg Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Intl Airport (Lat: 41.334778 Lon: -75.732667), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WLW338,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2003, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, One Verizon Place, Mc Ga3b1 Reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004-8511, Phone: (678) 339-4277, Fax: (678) 339-8552, Email:
  • AVOCA, 1400 Spruce St (Lat: 41.334500 Lon: -75.733222), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WLW362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • AVOCA, 1400 Spruce St (Lat: 41.334778 Lon: -75.732667), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WMQ715, Licensee ID: L00120582,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2124.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2001, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein, Registrant: Metrocall Usa Inc, 6677 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306, Phone: (703) 660-6677, Fax: (703) 765-4385
  • Transmit Location, Lat: 41.370000 Lon: -75.681278, Call Sign: KA4674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.00 MHz, 2025.50 MHz, 2037.50 MHz, 2109.50 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/1984, Expiration Date: 08/01/2023, Registrant: Local Tv Pennsylvania License, LLC, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: (312) 222-3894, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • Warm Bldg (Lat: 41.340056 Lon: -75.734333), Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WLJ944, Licensee ID: L00092422,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2001, Registrant: Citadel Broadcasting Company, 7201 West Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89128, Phone: (702) 804-5200, Fax: (702) 804-5936, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (Lat: 41.350083 Lon: -75.716306), Call Sign: KFU3, Licensee ID: L00087780,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.950 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 11/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2015, Registrant: Tech Aviation Services Inc, Wilkes Barre Scranton Intl, Avoca, PA 18641, Phone: (570) 457-3400, Fax: (570) 414-0517, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Avoca)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Avoca)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$85,00011$88,63639$129,1039$28,3330$03$63,6673$27,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$38,0000$00$00$01$38,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$89,0001$48,00027$106,7046$24,3330$02$75,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$62,33314$111,2143$46,3331$106,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$137,0001$14,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$90,0001$160,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$86,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$112,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2103.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Avoca, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Avoca, PA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Avoca, PA
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.5%Electricity
  • 4.3%Coal or coke
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Avoca, PA
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Avoca compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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