Mount Ayr, Iowa Population 2024

1,668

Mount Ayr is a city located in Ringgold County Iowa. Mount Ayr has a 2024 population of 1,668. It is also the county seat of Ringgold County.Mount Ayr is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually and its population has increased by 2.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,620 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Ayr is $71,191 with a poverty rate of 7.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Ayr is 40.6 years, 39.1 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Mount Ayr Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Ayr was:

  • White: 93.47%
  • Other race: 5.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
627.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.96% (48)
The current population of Mount Ayr, Iowa is 1,668 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,620.

Mount Ayr, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,71893.47%
Other race925.01%
Two or more races221.2%
Black or African American60.33%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mount Ayr Population by Race

Mount Ayr Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Ayr Median Age

40.6

Total

39.1

Male

42.5

Female

Mount Ayr Adults

There are 1,380 adults, (400 of whom are seniors) in Mount Ayr.

Mount Ayr Age Dependency

87.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Ayr Sex Ratio

Female93951.09%
Male89948.91%

Mount Ayr Population by Age

Mount Ayr Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7322.396931
Married3483.2486.513.5
Non Family2671.1853.946.1
Male622.4277.422.6
Female552.8521.878.2
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Ayr Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Ayr Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Ayr Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 77.27%.

Mount Ayr Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,000

Average Earnings

$50,313

Average Male

$29,261

Average Female

Mount Ayr Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Ayr Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Ayr Language

95.02% of Mount Ayr residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Mount Ayr Language

Mount Ayr Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,6451227.42%
Other9288.7%
Hispanic9288.7%
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7.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.45%

Male Poverty Rate

10.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Ayr

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Ayr is Other, with 8.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Ayr is White, with 7.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 11.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.84%.

Mount Ayr Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.98%
Some College9.04%
Less Than 9th Grade3.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%
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Mount Ayr Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed5.19%
Male Employed4.42%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Mount Ayr Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Ayr Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Ayr Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Ayr Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Ayr Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mount Ayr Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Ayr Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

95

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Mount Ayr Veterans by War

count

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Mount Ayr Veterans by Age

count

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Mount Ayr Veterans by Race

Mount Ayr Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Ayr Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Ayr Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Ayr Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Ayr Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.44%

Born in Mount Ayr

97.55%

Native Born

2.45%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

1.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.55% of Mount Ayr residents were born in the United States, with 71.44% having been born in Iowa. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Ayr Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,753170.98%
20281,736170.99%
20271,719171%
20261,702171.01%
20251,685171.02%
20241,668171.03%
20231,651171.04%
20221,634171.05%
20211,617-3-0.19%
20201,62020.12%
20191,618-16-0.98%
20181,634-34-2.04%
20171,668130.79%
20161,65550.3%
20151,650-1-0.06%
20141,651-2-0.12%
20131,653-18-1.08%
20121,671100.6%
20111,661-26-1.54%
20101,687
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Mount Ayr Population by Year