Mount Ayr, IA 50854 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50854: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 147
  • Single Family Addresses: 989
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 64
  • County: Ringgold County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.715, Longitude -94.237
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mount Ayr, IA 50854 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,305
Population in Households 2,200
Population in Familes 1,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 973
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 706 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $88,600
Average Home Value $127,302


Median Household Income $45,743
Average Household Income $56,468
Per Capita Income $24,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.31%
Households -0.71% -0.25%
Families -0.88% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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 50854 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50854 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 254 74th
Population Density1 # 676 30th
Diversity Index2 # 551 44th
Median Household Income # 773 20th
Per Capita Income # 779 19th

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