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
  • County: Ringgold County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.715, Longitude -94.237
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 150
  • PO Box Addresses: 35
  • Residential Addresses: 1,040
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 64
    • Single Family Addresses: 976

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Mount Ayr, IA 50854 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,301
Daytime Population: Workers 1,653
Daytime Population: Residents 1,273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,926
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 2,196
Population in Familes 1,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $48,590
Average Household Income $60,673
Per Capita Income $26,034


Total Housing Units 1,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 706 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $87,549
Average Home Value $127,266


Total Households 969
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 592
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 -0.55% -0.13%
Households -0.57% -0.14%
Families -0.81% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 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 # 252 74th
Population Density # 646 33rd
Diversity Index # 532 44th
Median Household Income # 739 23rd
Per Capita Income # 669 31st

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