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Avoca, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Avoca had a population of 1,573 as of July 1, 2017. Avoca ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avoca is located at latitude 41.4829 and longitude -95.3373 in Pottawattamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Avoca (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pottawattamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,191 feet.

The City of Avoca (GNIS ID: 2394042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Avoca is located within Township of Knox, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pottawattamie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avoca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Avoca, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,573
Daytime Population: Workers 874
Daytime Population: Residents 801
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,559
Population in Familes 1,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 660
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,782
Average Household Income $66,856
Per Capita Income $28,883


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $121,226
Average Home Value $158,008


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 457
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.49%
Households 0.55% 0.49%
Families 0.65% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Avoca, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avoca to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 201 80th
Population Density # 521 48th
Diversity Index # 771 24th
Median Household Income # 568 44th
Per Capita Income # 375 63rd

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