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Mount Ayr, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ayr had a population of 1,598 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mount Ayr, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,598
Daytime Population: Workers 1,602
Daytime Population: Residents 873
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 1,504
Population in Familes 1,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 602
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,614
Average Household Income $57,672
Per Capita Income $25,844


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $84,171
Average Home Value $107,028


Total Households 705
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.78% -0.19%
Households -0.78% -0.2%
Families -0.88% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2017 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 # 197 81st
Population Density # 567 44th
Diversity Index # 574 44th
Median Household Income # 832 18th
Per Capita Income # 654 35th

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