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Mount Ayr, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ayr had a population of 1,642 as of July 1, 2015.

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.

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, 2015.

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


Total Population 1,642
Population in Households 1,545
Population in Familes 1,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 616
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 423
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $86,898
Average Home Value $102,657


Median Household Income $37,809
Average Household Income $53,761
Per Capita Income $23,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% 0.04%
Households -0.65% 0.03%
Families -0.62% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.

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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, 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 # 194 81st
Population Density1 # 559 45th
Diversity Index2 # 612 40th
Median Household Income # 966 4th
Per Capita Income # 734 27th

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