Ava, Illinois

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Ava, Illinois
Location of Ava in Jackson County, Illinois
Location of Ava in Jackson County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 37°53′22″N 89°29′47″W / 37.88944°N 89.49639°W / 37.88944; -89.49639Coordinates: 37°53′22″N 89°29′47″W / 37.88944°N 89.49639°W / 37.88944; -89.49639
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyJackson
TownshipBradley
Area
 • Total1.07 sq mi (2.76 km2)
 • Land1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population
 • Total654
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
629
 • Density595.08/sq mi (229.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62907
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-03103
Wikimedia CommonsAva, Illinois

Ava is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 654 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Ava is located in northwestern Jackson County at 37°53′22″N 89°29′47″W / 37.88944°N 89.49639°W / 37.88944; -89.49639 (37.889346, -89.496355).[4] Illinois Route 4 passes through the town as Knauer Street, leading northwest 15 miles (24 km) to Steeleville and east 10 miles (16 km) to its end at Illinois Route 13. Murphysboro, the county seat, is 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Ava.

According to the 2010 census, Ava has a total area of 1.069 square miles (2.77 km2), of which 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 0.009 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880365
1890807121.1%
190098421.9%
1910780−20.7%
1920626−19.7%
1930615−1.8%
194082133.5%
1950734−10.6%
1960665−9.4%
19707289.5%
198081111.4%
1990674−16.9%
2000662−1.8%
2010654−1.2%
Est. 2016629[2]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 662 people, 282 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density was 622.0 people per square mile (241.1/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 299.7 per square mile (116.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.94% White, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 282 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,750, and the median income for a family was $36,364. Males had a median income of $32,344 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,324. About 12.6% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Ava city, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Charlie High
  9. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1971-1972,' Biographical Sketch of Gale R. Williams pg. 292-293