B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$703
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    264
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113
    525
  • Theft
    792
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,500
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Avoca Reviews

    11 reviews
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    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.
    Review Avoca
    There are many great gyms and workout facilities, however, many people are overweight. There are too many fast food options around.
    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.