Avoca, Wisconsin

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Avoca is a village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 608 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Avoca is located at 43°11′2″N 90°19′31″W / 43.18389°N 90.32528°W / 43.18389; -90.32528 (43.183853, -90.325388)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (5.42%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 608 people, 257 households, and 159 families residing in the village. The population density was 267.8 people per square mile (103.4/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 144.5/sq mi (55.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.19% White, 0.16% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 257 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,625, and the median income for a family was $31,786. Males had a median income of $25,795 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,758. About 12.2% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

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