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Welcome to Mount Ayr ...

The city of Mount Ayr is located in Ringgold County<1> and is the County Seat for Ringgold County.

The location of Mount Ayr has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Ayr: Mt. Ayr

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Ayr has a population of 1,618 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Ayr.

Mount Ayr is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mount Ayr lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mount Ayr lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Ayr: 50854<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Ayr had an population of 1,618 people. This is a decrease of 4.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Ayr had a population of 1,691 people (or 32.96% of the total population of Ringgold County). This makes Mount Ayr the county's most populous community.

The population of Mount Ayr represents 0.06% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,691 people, the population of Mount Ayr decreased 7.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,822 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Ayr.

Communities Also Named Mount Ayr ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mount Ayr - they are located in Indiana and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Ayr.

Communities near Mount Ayr ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Ayr.

  • Lamoni [Decatur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamoni
    • Lamoni [Decatur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Mount Ayr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,196 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamoni have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamoni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamoni<7>
  • Grant City [Worth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant City
    • Grant City [Worth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Ayr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant City<7>
  • Clearfield [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
    • Clearfield [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Ayr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<7>
  • Diagonal [Ringgold County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diagonal
    • Diagonal [Ringgold County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Ayr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diagonal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diagonal<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kellerton [Ringgold County]
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      • Kellerton [Ringgold County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellerton<7>
    • Grand River [Decatur County]
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      • Grand River [Decatur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River
    • Blockton [Taylor County]
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      • Blockton [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockton
    • Tingley [Ringgold County]
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      • Tingley [Ringgold County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tingley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tingley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tingley<7>
    • Arispe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arispe
      • Arispe [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arispe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arispe
    • Redding [Ringgold County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redding
      • Redding [Ringgold County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Ayr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redding

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Ayr. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Ayr.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Ayr. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Ayr.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Ayr. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Ayr.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Ayr ...

Looking for more information about Mount Ayr? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Ayr, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Ayr.

Adding Mount Ayr to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Ayr in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Ayr was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Ayr on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Ringgold County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Ayr. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Ringgold, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Ayr.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Ayr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mount Ayr). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Ayr or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Ayr) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Ayr. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount AyrOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Ayr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7142, Longitude: -94.2380       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Ayr have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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