Ava, Missouri Population 2021

2,793
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Ava is a city located in Douglas County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Douglas County. With a 2020 population of 2,793, it is the 195th largest city in Missouri and the 6466th largest city in the United States . Ava is currently declining at a rate of -1.27% annually and its population has decreased by -6.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,993 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Ava has a population density of 847 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ava is $38,270 with a poverty rate of 27.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Ava is 36.7 years, 32.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Ava Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Avawas:

  • White: 99.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Ava, Missouri is 2,793 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,793.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,993.

Ava, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,86499.13%
Black or African American250.87%
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Ava Population by Race

Ava Population Pyramid $2021

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Ava Median Age

36.7


Total

32.6


Male

43.5


Female

Ava Adults

There are 2,035 adults, (638 of whom are seniors) in Ava.

Ava Age Dependency

106.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ava Sex Ratio

Female

1,341

46.42%

Male

1,548

53.58%

Ava Population by Age

Ava Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ava Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male20.3%79.7%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
All58.8%41.2%
Female68.6%31.4%
Married72.6%27.4%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ava Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1752.3658.8
Non Family5261.1249.4
Married4783.1472.6
Female1023.2968.6
Male694.9920.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Ava Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade874.77%
9th to 12th Grade774.22%
High School Graduate85346.79%
Some College35619.53%
Associates Degree1769.65%
Bachelors Degree19610.75%
Graduate Degree784.28%
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Ava Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ava Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.09%.

Ava Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,202$30,580$17,670
Less Than 9th Grade$22,353$$
High School Graduate$19,175$30,278$
Some College$30,410$31,074$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$24,202

Average Earnings

$30,580

Average Male

$17,670

Average Female

Ava Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ava Language by Age

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Ava Language

99.16% of Ava residents speak only English, while 0.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Ava Language

Ava Poverty by Race

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27.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.36%

Male Poverty Rate

20.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ava

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ava is White, with 27.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ava is White, with 27.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.75%.

Ava Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.40%
High School26.27%
Some College19.54%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Ava Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed15.07%
Female Employed6.09%

Ava Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ava Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,298$38,270
Families$36,875$47,340
Married Families$47,857-
Non Families$20,561$25,514
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Income by Household Type

Ava Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ava Married by Age and Sex

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Ava Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Ava Marital Status by Race

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Ava Marital Status

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185

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War76
Vietnam66
First Gulf War39
Korea12
World War II4

Ava Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+43
65 to 7441
18 to 3437
55 to 6435
35 to 5429

Ava Veterans by Age

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Ava Veterans by Race

Ava Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ava Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ava Employment by Age

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Ava Employment by Race

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Ava Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.10%

Born in Ava

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Ava residents were born in the United States, with 63.10% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ava Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,793-36-1.27%
20202,829-36-1.26%
20192,865-36-1.24%
20182,901170.59%
20172,884-15-0.52%
20162,899-5-0.17%
20152,904-39-1.33%
20142,943160.55%
20132,927-33-1.11%
20122,960-16-0.54%
20112,976-6-0.20%
20102,982-39-0.13%
20003,021830.28%
19902,9381770.62%
19802,7612570.98%
19702,5040.00%

Ava Population by Year