A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Ava, Illinois

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other IL

The location of Ava

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Ava
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Illinois

Welcome to Ava ...

The pronunciation of Ava: AY-vuh<1>

The city of Ava is located in Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Ava has a population of 629 people<2> (see below for details).

Ava is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ava lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ava lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Ava: 62907<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ava had a population of 654 people. This makes Ava the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 654 people, the population of Ava decreased 1.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 662 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Ava had an population of 629 people. This is a decrease of 3.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ava.

Communities near Ava ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ava and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Carbondale   [Map]   26,179   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Chester   [Map]   8,562   W   18 miles [29 km]
De Soto   [Map]   1,564   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Du Quoin   [Map]   5,849   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elkville   [Map]   896   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hurst   [Map]   796   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ava.

Communities Also Named Ava ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Ava - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (2), Missouri, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ava.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ava. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ava. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ava.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ava:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ava ...

Looking for more information about Ava? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ava, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ava.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Ava. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Jackson County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ava. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

- Return to Citation

<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ava.

- Return to Citation

<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ava - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ava). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ava or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

- Return to Citation

<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Ava. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ava) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ava. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ava

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ava. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8886, Longitude: -89.4965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ava have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ava.