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Mystic, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mystic had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2015. Mystic ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mystic is located at latitude 40.7792 and longitude -92.9446 in Appanoose County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mystic (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Appanoose County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Mystic (GNIS ID: 2395146) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mystic is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Appanoose County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mystic population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Mystic, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 449
Population in Households 449
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 154
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $46,264
Average Home Value $66,925


Median Household Income $37,418
Average Household Income $46,841
Per Capita Income $20,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.22%
Households 1.33% 0.41%
Families 1.32% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mystic, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mystic to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 494 51st
Population Density1 # 922 9th
Diversity Index2 # 644 36th
Median Household Income # 976 3rd
Per Capita Income # 957 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.