Avoca

11 reviews
  1. Town in Pennsylvania
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$599
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,864
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    11 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      4
    • Average
      6
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Avoca is small town located between two major cities in Northeast Pennsylvania, Scranton and Wilkes Barre. The town mainly consists of Irish, Polish, and Italian heritage. There are many small local bars and churches located in the mile and a half long town. Avoca is also the home of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton international airport.
    • Current Resident
    • 19 days ago
    There are many great gyms and workout facilities, however, many people are overweight. There are too many fast food options around.
    • Niche User
    • May 12 2015
    The community is friendly and everyone is kind to eachother, but we don't have a lot of community events where we all get together. Our area is very pet friendly.
    • Niche User
    • May 12 2015