Ava, Missouri

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Population in 2022: 3,052 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 1,467  (48.1%)
Females: 1,585  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Missouri median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 65608.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $43,229 (it was $22,331 in 2000)
Ava:

$43,229
MO:

$64,811

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,205 (it was $13,307 in 2000)

Ava city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $131,012 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Ava:

$131,012
MO:

$221,200

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $155,517; detached houses: $126,706; mobile homes: $382,579

Median gross rent in 2022: $692.

March 2022 cost of living index in Ava: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 20.8%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 93.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ava, MO (2022)
    • 2,88297.9%White alone
    • 150.5%Hispanic
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 10.03%Two or more races

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According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Ava, Missouri as of June 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ava is 87 to 1.


Crime rates in Ava by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.1)
1
(34.5)
4
(136.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(347.7)
8
(267.3)
8
(266.3)
5
(168.4)
8
(269.4)
6
(202.4)
5
(168.6)
7
(239.4)
2
(68.5)
9
(312.2)
8
(275.7)
9
(315.6)
7
(241.6)
1
(34.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(537.3)
22
(735.0)
15
(499.3)
34
(1,145)
35
(1,178)
8
(269.9)
15
(505.7)
12
(410.4)
15
(514.1)
9
(312.2)
7
(241.2)
11
(385.7)
8
(276.1)
5
(171.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
61
(1,928)
77
(2,573)
71
(2,364)
108
(3,638)
87
(2,929)
95
(3,205)
83
(2,798)
67
(2,291)
73
(2,502)
66
(2,289)
38
(1,309)
77
(2,700)
37
(1,277)
36
(1,231)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(126.4)
4
(133.6)
3
(99.9)
5
(168.4)
4
(134.7)
6
(202.4)
3
(101.1)
4
(136.8)
5
(171.4)
8
(277.5)
2
(68.9)
2
(70.1)
9
(310.7)
1
(34.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(69.0)
1
(34.2)
City-Data.com crime index194.4218.5190.7282.9291.2203.8189.1179.2163.5208.5129.9231.8171.2180.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ava, MO

Crime rate in Ava detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 13 (7 officers - 7 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Missouri average:

2.54
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Ancestries: American (29.4%), German (27.0%), Italian (13.2%), Irish (10.7%), English (4.4%), European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 1283 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 983 people per square mile   (low).

Ava, Missouri map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $416 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $585 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (38.2 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (175.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (370.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Mansfield, MO (3.4 miles ),
Wasola, MO (3.5 miles),
Seymour, MO (3.8 miles ),
Norwood, MO (4.2 miles ),
Diggins, MO (4.3 miles ),
Fordland, MO (4.6 miles ),
Hartville, MO (4.7 miles ),
Sparta, MO (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.96 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

Area code: 417

Distribution of median household income in Ava, MO in 2022
Distribution of house value in Ava, MO in 2022
Ava satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 4 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2021: 9 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2020: 5 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $73,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $44,700
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $44,700
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Ava, MO residents
Average permit cost in Ava, MO
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

2.8%
Historical population in Ava, MO
Historical housing units in Ava, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in Ava, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Machinery (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.1%)
  • Truck transportation (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Apparel (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Ava, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electricians (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)

Average climate in Ava, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Ava-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Ava city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/25/1954, a category F4 tornado 34.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ava-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 528% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 239.4 miles away from Ava center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 159.0 miles away from Ava center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Ava center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from Ava center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ava topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ava:

  • HEART OF THE OZARKS HEALTHCARE CENTER (2004 CRESTVIEW STREET, PO BOX 727)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ava:

  • ROCKY RIDGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANSFIELD, MO)
  • GLENWOOD HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SEYMOUR, MO)

Airports located in Ava:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ava:

  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 38 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 16,660)
  • Evangel University (about 38 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 39 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 39 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 61 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 85 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 94 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)

Public high school in Ava:

  • AVA HIGH (Students: 504, Location: 507 NE 3RD ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Ava:

  • AVA VICTORY ACADEMY (Students: 101, Location: 1005 NW 12TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ava:

  • AVA MIDDLE (Students: 431, Location: 507 NE 3RD ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • AVA ELEM. (Location: 507 NE 3RD ST, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Ava

Library in Ava:

  • DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $137,249; Location: 301 SW 3RD AVE; 39,547 books; 1,356 audio materials; 1,383 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Ava Victory Academy, 2 year old preschool through 11th grade (12th in 2005) enrolled:170 Location NW 12th Ave

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ava: Mark Twain National Forest Ava - Cassville - Willow Springs Ranger District Ava Office (A), Ava Rural Fire Department Station 2 (B), Ava Fire Department (C), City of Ava Fire Department (D), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Ozark Regional Field Fire Office Ava (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ava: Trinity Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Tower Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Douglas County Museum (14 North).

Hotel: Ava Super 8 (1711 South Jefferson).

Court: Douglas County Offices-Drug Court (203 Southeast 2nd Avenue).

Birthplace of: Pat Schneider - Poet.

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ava and their reported violations in the past:

AVA (Population served: 2,993, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
USFS HAMMOND CAMP (Population served: 144, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
USFS NORTH FORK RECREATION AREA (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2008), St BCA signed (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2008), St BCA signed (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2008), St BCA signed (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2007), St BCA signed (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2006), St BCA signed (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
COUNTRY AIRE APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In OCT-27-2011, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
HITCHING POST BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-23-2012), St Other (JUL-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (3 times from OCT-15-2010 to OCT-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (3 times from OCT-15-2010 to OCT-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (3 times from OCT-15-2010 to OCT-28-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
USFS COBB RIDGE REC AREA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2007), St BCA signed (MAY-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2007), St BCA signed (MAY-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2007), St BCA signed (MAY-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Ava in 2000:

  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Ava (2011 data):

  • Town & Country Bank: 400 South Jefferson Street Branch at 400 South Jefferson Street, branch established on 1905/07/05; Ava Branch at Highways 5 And 14, branch established on 1984/09/17. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $519.3 mil, Deposits: $444.9 mil, headquarters in Salem, MO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Town & Country Bancshares, Inc
  • First Home Savings Bank: 1201 North Jefferson Branch at 1208 North Jefferson, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $197.5 mil, Deposits: $172.1 mil, headquarters in Mountain Grove, MO, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Century Bank of the Ozarks: Ava Branch at 1004 North West 12th Avenue, branch established on 1982/10/26. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $170.0 mil, Deposits: $150.3 mil, headquarters in Gainesville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancshares, Inc.
  • Great Southern Bank: Ava Office at 102 N. Jefferson, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ava:

Marital status in Ava, MO
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

For population 25 years and over in Ava:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Missouri average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Ava
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ava, MO (based on Douglas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,94817
Other4921
Catholic2451
Mainline Protestant2301
None10,769-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Douglas County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.8%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Ava:

28.9
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.3%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ava:

10.3%
Missouri:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ava:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ava:

33.8%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Ava:

53.9%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Ava:

81.9%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ava, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$25,079$42,9930$0
Electric Power 6$25,907$51,8140$0
Police - Other 6$13,007$26,0140$0
Other and Unallocable 4$11,931$35,7930$0
Sewerage 4$15,859$47,5770$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,856$38,5680$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,870$31,4800$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,006$28,0241$1,262
Water Supply 3$10,004$40,0160$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,218$37,3080$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,945$35,3400$0
Financial Administration 1$5,717$68,6040$0
Totals for Government 44$144,398$39,3811$1,262

Ava government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $143,000 ($46.85)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($37.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($34.40)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($16.38)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,186,000 ($2026.87)
    Sewerage: $1,025,000 ($335.85)
    Police Protection: $732,000 ($239.84)
    Water Utilities: $618,000 ($202.49)
    Financial Administration: $451,000 ($147.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000 ($146.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $352,000 ($115.33)
    Regular Highways: $225,000 ($73.72)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($29.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($24.25)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($14.42)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($4.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($12.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($34.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($5.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($13.76)

Ava government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,102,000 ($361.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $567,000 ($185.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $449,000 ($147.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $62,000 ($20.31)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($11.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $304,000 ($99.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $130,000 ($42.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($4.26)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($2.62)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,131,000 ($2336.50)
    Water Utilities: $391,000 ($128.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $399,000 ($130.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,476,000 ($483.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $19,000 ($6.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($1.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.98)

Ava government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,009,000 ($658.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,627,000 ($533.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $382,000 ($125.16)

Ava government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,698,000 ($1211.66)
Businesses in Ava, MO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Long John Silver's1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ava:

  • KKOZ (1430 AM; 0 kW; AVA, MO; Owner: CORUM INDUSTRIES, INC)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KMRF (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARSHFIELD, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ava:

  • KKOZ-FM (92.1 FM; AVA, MO; Owner: CORUM INDUSTRIES, INC.)
  • KTRI-FM (95.9 FM; MANSFIELD, MO; Owner: KTRI RADIO, INC.)
  • KTXR (101.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: STEREO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWFC (89.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KXUS (97.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKLH (104.7 FM; MARSHFIELD, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KTTS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201CI (88.1 FM; MOUNTAIN GROVE, MO; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS FOR SW MO. ST. UNIV.)
  • KRZK (106.3 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)
  • KSPW (96.5 FM; SPARTA, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)
  • KUNQ (99.3 FM; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ava:

  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPR (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SPRINGFIELD LICENSE LLC)
  • KOLR (Channel 10; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: VHR SPRINGFIELD LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDEB-TV (Channel 27; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: QUORUM OF MISSOURI LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBS-LP (Channel 56; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K41FQ (Channel 41; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K68EL (Channel 68; MARSHFIELD, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
Ava fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Ava fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • $255,000Total costs
  • 25,873Total average daily traffic
  • 3,917Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,477Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ava, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ava, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ava)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ava, MO)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ava)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20R (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-G (280 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102PG, N102PG, N-102PG, Serial Number: 29-0511, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Scott C Wehner, Rr 5 Box 381, Ava, MO 65608
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2460K, N2460K, N-2460K, Serial Number: 38-79A0643, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Susan L'Hommedieu, Rr 3 Box 100a, Ava, MO 65608
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172I (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46276, N46276, N-46276, Serial Number: 17257150, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 01/02/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence H Johnson, Rr 3 Box 100a, Ava, MO 65608
  • Aircraft: SCHER THOMAS E ESCAPADE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROCONVER AEROVEE (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 535TE, N535TE, N-535TE, Serial Number: JAESC0074, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 01/20/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Berger, Rr 7 Box 7306, Ava, MO 65608
  • Aircraft: BEECH E35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7316B, N7316B, N-7316B, Serial Number: D-3779, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/1991
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph E Volkl, Rr 5 Box 704, Ava, MO 65608, Other Owners: Janet L Volkl

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 76 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2015. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ava, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.0%), and Structure Fires (39.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ava, MO
    • 31747.0%Outside Fires
    • 26539.3%Structure Fires
    • 8011.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 121.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ava, MO
Most common first names in Ava, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8173.8 years
John7775.5 years
William7678.1 years
Mary5477.5 years
Robert4273.3 years
George3977.8 years
Charles3376.9 years
Ethel2583.8 years
Richard2570.8 years
Helen2177.8 years
Most common last names in Ava, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4476.6 years
Miller4079.0 years
Smith3676.4 years
Johnson2679.8 years
Brown2679.4 years
Williams2675.0 years
Turner2379.7 years
Lakey2373.9 years
Hodges2175.8 years
Hicks2178.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ava, MO
  • 50.7%Utility gas
  • 27.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 8.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ava, MO
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 12.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%No fuel used


Ava compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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