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Welcome to Ava ...

The city of Ava is located in Jackson County<1>.

The location of Ava has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Ava: AY-vuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ava has a population of 612 people<4> (see below for details).

Ava is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Ava: (618)

The ZIP code for Ava: 62907<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ava had an population of 612 people. This is a decrease of 6.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.55% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Ava ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ava.

  • Carbondale [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Ava
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,083 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<8>
  • Chester [Randolph County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Ava
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<8>
  • Murphysboro [Jackson County]
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    • Murphysboro [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Ava
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,406 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphysboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphysboro<8>
  • Du Quoin [Perry County]
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    • Du Quoin [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Ava
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,670 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pinckneyville [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinckneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinckneyville
      • Pinckneyville [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinckneyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinckneyville<8>
    • Steeleville [Randolph County]
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      • Steeleville [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steeleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steeleville<8>
    • De Soto [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<8>
    • Percy [Randolph County]
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      • Percy [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 919 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Percy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Percy<8>
    • Elkville [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkville
      • Elkville [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkville<8>
    • Hurst [Williamson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurst
      • Hurst [Williamson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Ava
      • Estimated population in 2019: 786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurst<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ava. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ava.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ava.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ava. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ava, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ava.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ava. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ava.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ava - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8886, Longitude: -89.4965       In this case, the coordinates for Ava have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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