Avoca, Iowa

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Avoca is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,610 at the 2000 census.



Avoca is located at 41°28′44″N 95°20′14″W / 41.47889°N 95.33722°W / 41.47889; -95.33722 (41.478990, -95.337347)[1]. The city is sited between the West Nishnabotna River and its East Branch.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,610 people, 666 households, and 458 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.6 people per square mile (320.4/km²). There were 706 housing units at an average density of 364.2/sq mi (140.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.19% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 666 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,826, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,272 versus $20,284 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,908. About 1.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

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