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Ava, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Ava had a population of 680 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ava: Ava Station.

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Ava, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 680
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 350
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 437
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 643
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $54,674
Average Household Income $62,990
Per Capita Income $24,532


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $90,865
Average Home Value $120,192


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.18%
Households 0.43% 0.14%
Families 1.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 # 822 40th
Population Density # 987 28th
Diversity Index # 1164 15th
Median Household Income # 636 54th
Per Capita Income # 902 34th

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