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Population in 2012: 2,664 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 

Males: 1,327  (49.8%)
Females: 1,337  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  43.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18641.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,233 (it was $34,973 in 2000)
Avoca:

$46,233
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,135

Avoca borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,436 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Avoca:

$97,436
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,102; Detached houses: $122,154; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,485; In 2-unit structures: $173,636; Mobile homes: $19,583

Median gross rent in 2012: $623.

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Avoca races chart
  • White alone - 2,579 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Avoca: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (25.4%), Irish (19.4%), Italian (14.7%), German (10.5%), English (5.9%), Russian (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 2,977 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Avoca:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avoca borough:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

26 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.0%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Avoca, Pennsylvania as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Avoca to the number of sex offenders is 2,664 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,368 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,282 (1.7%)

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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

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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 100,000 787.7758.41128.21164.1
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 rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 275.1) 131.7131.2110.191.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.75
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Avoca, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +285 (+11.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Financial managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Avoca-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Avoca center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jack Harding - College football coach, Tom McHale (novelist born 1941) - Novelist, Michael B. Carroll - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Avoca:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Avoca, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avoca:

  • University of Scranton (about 7 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,839)
  • Marywood University (about 9 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • King's College (about 10 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 11 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 17 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 38 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 44 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)

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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
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Avoca, PA

Avoca compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Avoca travel time to work - commute


Avoca mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents69.0%10.2%5.1%2.3%2.0%
Congregations29.8%19.3%7.2%6.9%5.2%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%0.8%6.4%
Congregations1.7%3.3%2.8%3.0%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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:
Luzerne County:

27.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$3,451
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,290$31,7407$5,800
Other and Unallocable 2$5,238$31,4280$0
Totals for Government 4$10,528$31,58421$9,501

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $344,000 ($129.13)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $214,000 ($80.33)
    Regular Highways: $181,000 ($67.94)
    Police Protection: $132,000 ($49.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($27.40)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($25.15)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($15.02)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($14.64)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($13.89)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($7.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($4.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($2.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $420,000 ($157.66)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($28.15)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($25.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $185,000 ($69.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $103,000 ($38.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($7.88)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($23.27)
    Highways: $47,000 ($17.64)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $238,000 ($89.34)
    Property: $83,000 ($31.16)
    NEC: $48,000 ($18.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $139,000 ($52.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $92,000 ($34.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($17.64)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $92,000 ($34.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $153,000 ($57.43)

3.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.40% ($33,529 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($30,034)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($31,690)


3.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.35% ($39,731 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($30,057)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($31,150)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Avoca, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Avoca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 144,525
Total average daily truck traffic: 30,137

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2004, Expiration Date: 02/17/2014
    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: 05/08/2006, Expiration Date: 05/08/2016, Certifier: Peter Payavis
    Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 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: 10616.8 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: 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 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: 08/01/2007
    Registrant: Dow Lohnes Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave, Nw Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2000, 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
    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:

7
  • Call Sign: K3EFG
    Grant Date: 12/19/1989, Expiration Date: 12/19/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Francis X Fuller Sr, 1011 Clark St, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Call Sign: N3NDO, Licensee ID: L00349046
    Grant Date: 10/19/2012, Expiration Date: 10/19/2022
    Registrant: James E Rhodes, 422 Grove St, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Call Sign: N3YFE, Licensee ID: L01090444
    Grant Date: 10/18/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Joseph M Cosimo, 1219 South St, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Call Sign: W3YML, Licensee ID: L00759899
    Grant Date: 10/28/2003, Expiration Date: 12/14/2013
    Registrant: Bernard J Vendowoski, 120 Cemetery St, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Call Sign: WA3VXL
    Grant Date: 12/14/1993, Expiration Date: 12/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2005
    Registrant: Mary C Wendoloski, 120 Cemetery St, Avoca, PA 18641
  • Call Sign: K3KCC, Previous Call Sign: N3WVO, Licensee ID: L00143420
    Grant Date: 04/10/2010, Expiration Date: 06/30/2020, Certifier: Karen T Neary
    Registrant: Karen T Neary, 1238 South Street, Avoca, PA 18641-1000
  • Call Sign: KB3VXW, Licensee ID: L01633247
    Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 04/21/2021, Certifier: John L Mcadarra Iii
    Registrant: John L Mcadarra Iii, 214 Lampman St, Avoca, PA 18641


FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Businesses in Avoca, PA

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

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