Avoca, Iowa

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Avoca, Iowa
Downtown Avoca, Iowa
Downtown Avoca, Iowa
Location of Avoca, Iowa
Location of Avoca, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°29′N 95°20′W / 41.483°N 95.333°W / 41.483; -95.333Coordinates: 41°29′N 95°20′W / 41.483°N 95.333°W / 41.483; -95.333
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyPottawattamie
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorCaden Larson
Area
 • Total2.13 sq mi (5.52 km2)
 • Land2.13 sq mi (5.52 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,194 ft (364 m)
Population
 • Total1,506
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,513
 • Density707/sq mi (273.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51521
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-03970
GNIS feature ID0454290
WebsiteCity of Avoca

Avoca is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. In 2010, 1,506 people lived there.

History[change | change source]

Avoca was createded in 1869 when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad built a railroad near the area.[4] It is named after Avoca in Ireland. It quickly became a regional service center for the nearby farms.[5]

Geography[change | change source]

Avoca is at 41°29′N 95°20′W / 41.483°N 95.333°W / 41.483; -95.333 (41.4790, -95.3373).[6] The city is between the West Nishnabotna River and its East Branch.

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.13 square miles (5.52 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Year Population ±%
1900 1,627
1910 1,520 −6.6%
1920 1,482 −2.5%
1930 1,673 +12.9%
1940 1,598 −4.5%
1950 1,595 −0.2%
1960 1,540 −3.4%
1970 1,535 −0.3%
1980 1,650 +7.5%
1990 1,497 −9.3%
2000 1,610 +7.5%
2010 1,506 −6.5%
2016 1,513 +0.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 1,506 people, 662 households, and 436 families living in the Avoca.[2] 98.8% of the people were White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the people.

The median age in the city was 43.2 years old. 48.9% of the people were male, and 51.1% of the people were female.

Education[change | change source]

The community is served by the AHSTW Community School District.[8] It used to be in the Hancock-Avoca Community School District until July 1, 1996. This was when the district merged into the A-H-S-T Community School District. In turn, that merged into AHSTW on July 1, 2016.[9]

Famous People[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Containing a History from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1883. p. 244.
  5. Pottawatamie Count Historical Society article on Avoca Archived March 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "AHSTW." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  9. "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
  10. "FilmReference". Richard Beymer biography. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  11. "People In The News". Associated Press. July 2, 1986. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  12. "Miller Center of Public Affairs University of Virginia". American President Woodrow Wilson/Edwin T. Meredith Secretary of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. 'U.S. Attorney Turner dies of heart attack,' Des Moines Register, Bob Shaw, September 29, 1986, pg. 1. 11A

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