Mount Ayr, Indiana

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Mount Ayr, Indiana
Town
Location of Mount Ayr in the state of Indiana
Location of Mount Ayr in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°57′9″N 87°17′54″W / 40.95250°N 87.29833°W / 40.95250; -87.29833Coordinates: 40°57′9″N 87°17′54″W / 40.95250°N 87.29833°W / 40.95250; -87.29833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Newton
Township Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 122
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 121
 • Density 813.3/sq mi (314.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47964
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-51336[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449698[5]

Mount Ayr is a town in Jackson Township, Newton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Mount Ayr was laid out as a town in 1882 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] The town was named after Mount Airy, North Carolina, the native home of its founder.[8]

Geography[edit]

Mount Ayr is located at 40°57′9″N 87°17′54″W / 40.95250°N 87.29833°W / 40.95250; -87.29833 (40.952608, -87.298371).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Mount Ayr has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 231
1920 199 −13.9%
1930 216 8.5%
1940 207 −4.2%
1950 222 7.2%
1960 186 −16.2%
1970 194 4.3%
1980 207 6.7%
1990 151 −27.1%
2000 147 −2.6%
2010 122 −17.0%
Est. 2015 120 [10] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 122 people, 51 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 813.3 inhabitants per square mile (314.0/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 380.0 per square mile (146.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 51 households of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the town was 47.5 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 147 people, 52 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 983.8 people per square mile (378.4/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 394.9 per square mile (151.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.32% White, and 0.68% from two or more races.

There were 52 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,000, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $33,036 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,195. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Ade, John (1911). Newton County: A Collection of Historical Facts and Personal Recollections Concerning Newton County, Indiana, from 1853 to 1911. Bobbs-Merrill. p. 194. 
  7. ^ A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1916. pp. 343–344. 
  8. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...who named it for his home, Mount Airy, North Carolina. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.