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Ava, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Ava had a population of 672 as of July 1, 2016. Ava ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ava is located at latitude 37.8885 and longitude -89.4963 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ava (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Ava (GNIS ID: 2394039) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ava is located within Township of Bradley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ava population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ava: Ava Station.

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Ava, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 672
Population in Households 672
Population in Familes 573
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 636
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 290
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $93,258
Average Home Value $117,134


Median Household Income $53,254
Average Household Income $60,304
Per Capita Income $23,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.18%
Households 0.34% 0.14%
Families 1.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ava, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ava to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 834 39th
Population Density1 # 990 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1199 13th
Median Household Income # 650 53rd
Per Capita Income # 916 33rd

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