Avoca, Nebraska

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Avoca is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 270 at the 2000 census.



Avoca is located at 40°47′52″N 96°7′11″W / 40.79778°N 96.11972°W / 40.79778; -96.11972 (40.797697, -96.119837)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 270 people, 105 households, and 70 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,030.2 people per square mile (801.9/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 812.1/sq mi (320.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 105 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,270. About 2.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 20.6% of those sixty five or over.

Interesting Fact

Avoca is home to the Quack-Off duck races held annually on the last Saturday in January since 1980. Today the race normally draws approximately 150 racers and 1000 spectators. Registration normally begins on main street in Quack-Off Headquarters. You may bring your own highly trained duck or rent a duck. There is an entry fee and if you choose to rent a duck a rental fee. Proceeds from the race benefit the Avoca Rural Volunteer Fire Department.

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