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Mount Ayr, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ayr had a population of 1,579 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Ayr is located at latitude 40.7143 and longitude -94.2382 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Ayr (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Ringgold County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Mount Ayr (GNIS ID: 468415) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Ayr is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Ringgold County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Ayr population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Ayr, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,579
Population in Households 1,485
Population in Familes 1,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 595
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 702
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $86,126
Average Home Value $107,945


Median Household Income $43,517
Average Household Income $53,974
Per Capita Income $24,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.09% -0.43%
Households -0.97% -0.32%
Families -0.98% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Mount Ayr, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Ayr to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 198 80th
Population Density1 # 572 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 578 44th
Median Household Income # 833 18th
Per Capita Income # 736 27th

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