Ava, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Ava, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Ava had a population of 2,960 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ava is located at latitude 36.9562 and longitude -92.666 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ava (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Ava (GNIS ID: 2394040) 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 Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ava: Militia Springs.

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Ava, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,960
Population in Households 2,893
Population in Familes 2,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $28,241
Average Household Income $40,775
Per Capita Income $17,946


Total Housing Units 1,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $91,416
Average Home Value $117,467


Total Households 1,278
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 768
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.13% -0.28%
Households -0.17% -0.31%
Families 0.24% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

Ava, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ava to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 207 80th
Population Density # 439 58th
Diversity Index # 539 47th
Median Household Income # 988 4th
Per Capita Income # 923 11th

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