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Mount Ayr, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ayr had a population of 1,684 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Mount Ayr, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,684
Population in Households 1,590
Population in Familes 1,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 634
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $44,587
Average Household Income $60,362
Per Capita Income $27,191


Total Housing Units 829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $85,272
Average Home Value $107,772


Total Households 750
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% 0.01%
Households 0.06% 0.08%
Families 0.03% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

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, 2018 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 # 188 81st
Population Density # 541 46th
Diversity Index # 474 53rd
Median Household Income # 890 12th
Per Capita Income # 643 36th

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