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Welcome to Mount Ayr ...

The city of Mount Ayr is located in Ringgold County 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).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Ayr: Mt. Ayr

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mount Ayr has a population of 1,643 people<2> (see below for details).

Mount Ayr is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mount Ayr is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Ayr: 50854<4>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mount Ayr had an population of 1,643 people. This is a decrease of 2.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Mount Ayr ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lamoni   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the East (E) of Mount Ayr

Located in Decatur County

Grant City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Ayr

Located in Worth County (MO)

Clearfield   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Ayr

Located in Taylor County

Diagonal   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Ayr

Kellerton   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Mount Ayr

Grand River   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mount Ayr

Located in Decatur County

Blockton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Ayr

Located in Taylor County

Tingley   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Mount Ayr

Arispe   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Mount Ayr

Located in Union County

Redding   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Ayr

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Ayr. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Ayr. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Ayr.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Ayr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Ayr

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Ayr have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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