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Avoca, Nebraska
Village
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Location of Avoca, Nebraska
Location of Avoca, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cass
Area
 • Total 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Land 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,181 ft (360 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 242
 • Estimate 
(2019)
252
 • Density 1,923.66/sq mi (743.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68307
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-02795
GNIS feature ID 0827125
Website http://www.AvocaNebraska.com

Avoca is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.

History

Avoca was platted in 1882 when a new railroad line was extended to that point. The village is named after the River Avoca, in Ireland.

Geography

Avoca is located at 40°47′52″N 96°7′11″W / 40.79778°N 96.11972°W / 40.79778; -96.11972 (40.797697, -96.119837).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 166
1900 255 53.6%
1910 249 −2.4%
1920 231 −7.2%
1930 222 −3.9%
1940 197 −11.3%
1950 196 −0.5%
1960 218 11.2%
1970 229 5.0%
1980 242 5.7%
1990 254 5.0%
2000 270 6.3%
2010 242 −10.4%
2019 (est.) 252 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 242 people, 94 households, and 68 families living in the village. The population density was 1,861.5 inhabitants per square mile (718.7/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 823.1 per square mile (317.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.0% White, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 94 households, of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 37.3 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Culture

Avoca is home to the Quack-Off duck races held annually on the last Saturday in January since 1980. Today the race normally draws approximately 400 racers and 3500-4000 spectators. Registration normally begins on main street in Quack-Off Headquarters. Proceeds from the race benefit the Avoca Rural Volunteer Fire Department.

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