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Mount Ayr, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ayr is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ringgold County at latitude 40.7143 and longitude -94.2382. Ringgold County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Ayr 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 Mount Ayr (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,655
Population in Households 1,566
Population in Familes 1,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 620
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 732
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $95,536
Average Home Value $111,919


Median Household Income $34,686
Average Household Income $48,777
Per Capita Income $21,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.51% -0.06%
Households -0.44% -0.11%
Families -0.43% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
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, 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 # 192 81st
Population Density1 # 553 45th
Diversity Index2 # 504 50th
Median Household Income # 1000 1st
Per Capita Income # 871 14th

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