Ava, Missouri Population 2023

2,864

Ava is a city located in Douglas County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Douglas County. With a 2023 population of 2,864, it is the 204th largest city in Missouri and the 9093rd largest city in the United States.Ava is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,903 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Ava has a population density of 868 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ava is $38,270 with a poverty rate of 19.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ava is 44.1 years, 44.1 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Ava Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ava was:

  • White: 99.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.45%
  • Two or more races: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ava, Missouri is 2,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,903.

Ava, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Ava Population by Race

Ava Population Pyramid 2023

Ava Median Age

44.1

Total

44.1

Male

43.9

Female

Ava Adults

There are 2,341 adults, (674 of whom are seniors) in Ava.

Ava Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ava Sex Ratio

Female1,46550.47%
Male1,43849.53%

Ava Population by Age

Ava Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.77

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ava Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ava Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ava Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.90%.

Ava Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$27,058

Average Earnings

$33,066

Average Male

$18,193

Average Female

Ava Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ava Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ava Language

99.19% of Ava residents speak only English, while 0.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

Ava Language

Ava Poverty by Race

rate

19.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.12%

Male Poverty Rate

15.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ava

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ava is White, with 19.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ava is White, with 19.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.55%.

Ava Poverty

Ava Poverty Rate by Education

Ava Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ava Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ava Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ava Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ava Marriage

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

Ava Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ava Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

173

Number of Veterans

173

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ava Veterans by War

Ava Veterans by Age

count

Ava Veterans by Race

Ava Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ava Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Ava Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ava Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ava Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.40%

Born in Ava

100.31%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.31% of Ava residents were born in the United States, with 60.40% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Ava Population by Year