Ava, Illinois

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Ava, Illinois

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High Points

Ava strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 2% trophy Ava Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 6% Ava Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ava, Illinois

Comparing Ava to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Ava Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 66 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 62907
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.888
Longitude -89.494

Ava Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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Ava Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 662 100%
Male 320 48.3%
Female 342 51.7%
Under 18 165 24.9%
18+ 497 75.1%
65+ 121 18.3%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.89
White 655 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Ava Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 654
Growth -8
Growth % -1.2%

Ava Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.1%
Irish 15.1%
US/American 13.1%
English 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Dutch 4.1%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Italian 3.4%
Scottish 1.6%
European 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ava, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kinkaid (62907)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ava 662 $36,364
Campbell Hill 333 $48,750
Cutler 543 $32,292
Gorham 256 $30,000
Percy 942 $35,956
Vergennes 491 $39,028
Willisville 694 $35,667
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