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Mystic, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mystic is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Appanoose County at latitude 40.7792 and longitude -92.9446. Appanoose County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mystic, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mystic, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mystic indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Mystic, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 450
Population in Households 450
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 154
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $55,682
Average Home Value $75,463


Median Household Income $36,327
Average Household Income $44,176
Per Capita Income $19,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.35% 0.44%
Households 1.65% 0.61%
Families 1.64% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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, 2014 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 # 492 51st
Population Density1 # 923 9th
Diversity Index2 # 566 45th
Median Household Income # 986 2nd
Per Capita Income # 981 3rd

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