Avoca, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 2,652 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 1,320  (49.8%)
Females: 1,332  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18641.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,191 (it was $34,973 in 2000)
Avoca:

$49,191
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,705 (it was $17,896 in 2000)

Avoca borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,082 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Avoca:

$97,082
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $148,343; Detached houses: $159,871; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,516; In 2-unit structures: $93,919; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,912; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,671; Mobile homes: $31,081; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,444

Median gross rent in 2013: $613.

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  • Races in Avoca, PA (2010)

    Avoca races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avoca: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (24.1%), Irish (22.1%), Italian (14.1%), German (8.6%), Russian (6.2%), English (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 2,964 people per square mile   (average).

Avoca,PA real estate house value index trend

Avoca, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Avoca:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avoca borough:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

18 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,440 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,394 (1.7%)

Avoca satellite photo by USGS

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

Avoca household income distribution Avoca home values distribution

Property values in Avoca, PA


Crime rates in Avoca by Year
Type 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1010
per 100,000 37.50.037.60.0
Robberies 0100
per 100,000 0.037.90.00.0
Assaults 3602
per 100,000 112.5227.50.075.1
Burglaries 1813129
per 100,000 675.2493.0451.3338.0
Thefts 21203031
per 100,000 787.7758.41,128.21,164.1
Auto thefts 0312
per 100,000 0.0113.837.675.1
Arson 0100
per 100,000 0.037.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 275.3) 131.6131.1110.091.4

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Crime rate in Avoca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.75
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+11.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Avoca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Avoca, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Avoca, Pennsylvania average temperatures Avoca, Pennsylvania average precipitation Avoca, Pennsylvania humidity Avoca, Pennsylvania wind speed Avoca, Pennsylvania snowfall Avoca, Pennsylvania sunshine Avoca, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Avoca 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 the city 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 the city 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 Avoca 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 the city 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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

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)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 96.2. This is worse than average.

City:

96.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0839. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0839
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.23. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.537. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.537
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Avoca borough (based on Luzerne County data)

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.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Luzerne 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 19$10,357
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,150$54,90010$17,407
Other and Unallocable 2$9,060$54,3600$0
Totals for Government 4$18,210$54,63030$28,514

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $344,000 ($129.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $214,000 ($80.69)
    Regular Highways: $181,000 ($68.25)
    Police Protection: $132,000 ($49.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($27.53)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($25.26)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($15.08)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($14.71)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($13.95)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($7.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($4.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($2.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $420,000 ($158.37)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($28.28)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($25.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $185,000 ($69.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $103,000 ($38.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($7.92)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($23.38)
    Highways: $47,000 ($17.72)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $238,000 ($89.74)
    Property: $83,000 ($31.30)
    NEC: $48,000 ($18.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $139,000 ($52.41)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $92,000 ($34.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($17.72)

Avoca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $92,000 ($34.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $153,000 ($57.69)

3.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.41% ($33,801 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($35,230)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.17% ($28,378)


3.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($325 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.36% ($35,214 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.16% ($28,552)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($28,678)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Avoca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 28m92ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 140,634Total average daily traffic
  • 29,503Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Avoca, PA

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 41.338417 Lon: -75.724361, Call Sign: WPEF692
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.537 MHzGrant Date: 11/23/2013, Expiration Date: 02/17/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/2000, Expiration Date: 12/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2003, Certifier: Robert Mac MillanRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 04/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2010, Certifier: Paul AccordinoRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2016, Expiration Date: 05/08/2026, Certifier: Peter PayavisRegistrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (844) 272-2070, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

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 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/02/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2001, Certifier: Kenneth GoldsteinRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/1984, Expiration Date: 08/01/2023Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2001Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 11/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2015Registrant: 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:

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  • Aircraft: BOEING 737-4B7 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 149, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: Turbo-fan
    N-Number: 429US , Serial Number: 24551
    Registrant (Corporation): Aviation Technolgies Inc, 201 Hanger Rd, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Aircraft: BOEING 737-2L9 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 136, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P & W JT8D-17 SER (16000 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-jet)
    N-Number: 737Q , Serial Number: 21279, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Aviation Technologies Inc, 201 Hanger Rd, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Aircraft: BOEING 737-436 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 149, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: CFM INTL. CFM56 SERIES (2200 HP) (Turbo-jet)
    N-Number: 843BB , Serial Number: 25843, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Aviation Technologies Inc, 201 Hanger Rd, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA 31P 350 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9202Y , Serial Number: 31P-8414004, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1983
    Registrant (Corporation): Public Charters Inc, 201 Hanger Rd, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IGSO-540-B1A (380 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9287Y , Serial Number: 31-380, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Public Charters Inc, 101 Hanger Rd, Avoca, PA 18641

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Businesses in Avoca, PA

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

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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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