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Avoca Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Avoca Minnesota population sign Location of Avoca, Minnesota

Population: 
 Avoca (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 203 201 150 146 147 +1 +0.68
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.20 1.17 1.09 1.09 -- -- --
Density (persons per sq. mile) 169.17 171.79 137.61 134.32 -- -- --
Housing Units 83 88 74 73 77 +4 +5.48
Households -- 81 67 67 61 -6 +8.96
Persons Per Household -- 2.48 2.24 2.18 2.41 +0.23 --

Geography:

Avoca is a city in Murray County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 kmē), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 kmē) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 kmē) of it (15.50%) is water. The elevation is 1,539 feet above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 146 people, 67 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 134.3 people per square mile (51.7/kmē). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 67.2/sq mi (25.9/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 67 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,184. There were 7.5% of families and 12.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.8% of under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.

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History:  

AVOCA, a city in sections 27, 28, 33, and 34 of Lime Lake Township, was named in 1879 by Archbishop John Ireland, who founded near it a Catholic colony of immigrant farmers. The name is taken from a river in County Wicklow, Ireland, about 40 miles south of Dublin, noted for the picturesque beauty of its valley, called Sweet Vale of Avoca in a poem by Thomas Moore. From the fame given by the poet's praise, this name also has been chosen for villages in 13 other states of the Union.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Avoca City Hall
PO Box 156
Avoca, MN
56114
Phone: (507) 225-7878

The City Council meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Community Hall Council Room.

 
Title Term Ends Name Phone
Mayor n/a Phillip Olson
PO Box 114
Avoca, MN 56114
(507) 335-7775
Clerk appointed Karen Frisk
PO Box 1
56
Avoca, MN 56114
(507) 335-7878
Council Member n/a Phillip Olson
PO Box 114

Avoca, MN 56114
(507) 335-7775
Council Member n/a

Sharyn Busswitz
425 US Highway 59
Avoca, MN 56114

(507) 335-7874
Council Member n/a

Arl Weinrebe
201 NE 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114

(507) 335-7816
Council Member n/a

Paul Parenteau
35 Lime Lake Drive
Avoca, MN 56114

(507) 335-7714

Post Office:
US Post Office
140 SW 2nd Street
Avoca, MN
56114-9700
Phone:
(507) 335-7842
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm -  4:00 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

n/a



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Events:

none


Attractions:

none


Recreation:

Lime Lake Park

South side of Lime Lake just west of Avoca. Accessed by County Road 6. Four acres. Boat landing, dock, fishing area off dam, picnic shelter, 3 campsites with electric hookups and restroom facilities

Lime Lake Park, Avoca Minnesota


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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Lime 326 n/a

Health Care:

none - see Slayton or Fulda


Schools:
Murray County Central Schools
2420 28th Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6184
Fax: (507) 836-6375
Web: www.mcc.mntm.org
 

Churches:
Faith Lutheran Church
313 NE 2nd Street
PO Box 127
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7833

Pastor:  Ted Kunze
Sunday Worship:  8:45 am

 
Word of Faith Fellowship
SW 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: n/a

Pastor:  John Stenen
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 

Media:

none - see Slayton or Fulda

 
Motels:

none - see Slayton or Fulda

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Resorts:

none - see Slayton or Fulda


Campgrounds:

Lime Lake Park

South side of Lime Lake just west of Avoca. Accessed by County Road 6. Four acres. Boat landing, dock, fishing area off dam, picnic shelter, 3 campsites with electric hookups and restroom facilities

Lime Lake Park, Avoca Minnesota


Businesses:
Avoca Municipal Liquor Store
105 SW 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7812
 
Avoca Spray Service
888 210th Avenue
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7828
 
Busswitz Roofing
425 SW 4th Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7874
 
Faith Lutheran Church
313 NE 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7833
 
Farmers Agency of Avoca
116 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7815
 
Holiday De-Lites Inc
333 SW Park Avenue
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7799
Web: www.holiday-de-lites.com

Holiday DeLites, Inc is a manufacturer of high quality LED Holiday and Seasonal decorations. We are located in Avoca Minnesota. Holiday DeLites has been in business for 25 years and has many satisfied and returning customers. We use the best in LED light technology for our decorations to give you the highest quality in our products.

Holiday De-Lites Inc, Avoca Minnesota
Home Town Energy
333 SW Park Avenue
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7779
 
Larry's Used Cars Inc
112 SW 3rd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7729
 
Meadowland Farmers Co-Op
210 NE 3rd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7735
 
Northside Auto LLC
100 US Highway 59 NW
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7744
 
Pick Farm
1956 81st Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7891
 
Senior Citizens Center
118 2nd Street
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-7886
 
Skin & Bones Tattoo
9th & Cliff Avenue
Avoca, MN 56114
Phone: (507) 335-0832
 
US Post Office
140 SW 2nd Street
Avoca, MN
56114-9700
Phone:
(507) 335-7842
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
 

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