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Ava is the only incorporated city in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,993 at the 2010 census. Ava is the county seat of Douglas County. The city was founded in 1871. It was renamed Ava in 1881, the town's original name having been "Militia Springs."
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,993 people, 1,296 households, and 753 families living in the city. The population density was 907.0 inhabitants per square mile (350.2/km2).
The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older.35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.4% male and 55.6% female.