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Avoca is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Avoca is 41.339N. The longitude is -75.736W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,755.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Avoca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18641 ZIP code.
7% of Avoca residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Avoca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Avoca was $17,896, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Avoca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Avoca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Avoca political report.
The average commute time for Avoca workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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