Ava, MO

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Population

2,918

1.25% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$24,986

29% growth

Poverty Rate

32.3%


Number of Employees

925

4.76% growth

Median Property Value

$74,100

2.88% decline

About

In 2017, Ava, MO had a population of 2.92k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $24,986. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ava, MO declined from 2,955 to 2,918, a -1.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $19,375 to $24,986, a 29% increase.

The population of Ava, MO is 99.7% White Alone, 0.343% Black or African American Alone, and 0% Two or More Races. 1.29% of the people in Ava, MO speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ava, MO is $74,100, and the homeownership rate is 43.6%. Most people in Ava, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ava, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ava, MO employs 925 people. The largest industries in Ava, MO are Retail Trade (203 people), Manufacturing (126 people), and Construction (112 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,103), Manufacturing ($28,889), and Construction ($25,556).

Median household income in Ava, MO is $24,986. Males in Ava, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Ava, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$24,986

2017 value

± $6,472

29%

1 Year Growth

± 26%

Households in Ava, MO have a median annual income of $24,986, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $19,375 in 2016, which represents a 29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ava, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ava, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ava, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9505

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ava, MO was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $25,134, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ava, MO (904 out of 2.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    904 ± 271

  2. Black

    0 ± 56

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ava, MO is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

925

2017 Value

± 273

4.76%

1 Year growth

± 38.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ava, MO grew at a rate of 4.76%, from 883 employees to 925 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ava, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (129 people), Transportation Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (117 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ava, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ava, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (129 people), Transportation Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (117 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ava, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.1 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.74 times), and Transportation Occupations (3.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ava, MO, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($43,010), Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($40,806), and Production Occupations ($35,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

925

2017 Value

± 273

4.76%

1 Year growth

± 38.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ava, MO grew at a rate of 4.76%, from 883 employees to 925 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ava, MO, are Retail Trade (203 people), Manufacturing (126 people), and Construction (112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ava, MO, though some of these residents may live in Ava, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ava, MO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (203 people), Manufacturing (126 people), and Construction (112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ava, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.04 times higher than expected), Construction (1.93 times), and Retail Trade (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ava, MO, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,103), Manufacturing ($28,889), and Construction ($25,556).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.9% of the population of Ava, MO has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 34.4% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 6.21% on non-group plans, and 3.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ava, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Ava, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1418 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

25.5%

Employer Coverage

34.4%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

6.21%

Non-Group

3.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ava, MO declined by 13.4% from 14% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ava, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ava, MO is home to a population of 2.92k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Ava, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ava, MO is composed of 2.91k White Alone residents (99.7%), 10 Black or African American Alone residents (0.343%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ava, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (18 speakers), German (16 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ava, MO was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Ava, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ava, MO residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Ava, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ava, MO was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ava, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Ava, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Ava, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ava, MO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.91k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    10 ± 14

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 15.6

In 2017, there were 291 times more White Alone residents (2.91k people) in Ava, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10 Black or African American Alone and 0 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    18 speakers (0.681%)

  2. German

    16 speakers (0.605%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

1.29% of Ava, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Ava, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.681% of the overall population of Ava, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.605% speak German and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    111 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    63 ± 70

  3. World War II

    14 ± 14

Ava, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ava, MO was $74,100 in 2017, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,300 to $74,100, a 2.88% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ava, MO is 43.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ava, MO have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ava, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$24,986

Median Household Income

± $6,472

1.26k

Number of Households

± 292

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.26k households in Ava, MO grew to $24,986 from the previous year's value of $19,375.

The following chart displays the households in Ava, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$74,100

2017 Median

± $15,314

$76,300

2016 Median

± $14,086

In 2017, the median property value in Ava, MO declined from to $74,100 from the previous year's value of $76,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ava, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ava, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ava, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ava, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

43.6%

2017 Homeownership

49.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.6% of the housing units in Ava, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ava, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ava, MO have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.25% of the workforce in Ava, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Walked

    3.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ava, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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