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The City of Mount Ayr had a population of 1,627 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Ayr is located at latitude 40.7147 and longitude -94.2352 in Ringgold County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Ayr 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 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.

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Mount Ayr, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,627 (100%)
Population in Households 1,533 (94.2%)
Population in Families 1,166 (71.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 94 ( 5.8%)
Population Density 612
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $51,746
Average Household Income $63,776
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $28,390
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $89,756
Average Home Value $106,471
Housing Affordability Index3 308


Total Households 729
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.34% -0.31%
Households -0.2% -0.22%
Families -0.27% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
Owner Occupied HU   0.04%

Mount Ayr, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Ayr to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 193 81st
Population Density # 550 46th
Median Household Income # 797 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 852 85th
Per Capita Income # 705 30th
Diversity Index # 560 45th

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