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Mount Ayr is a town in Newton County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for Mount Airy, NC
The latitude of Mount Ayr is 40.951N. The longitude is -87.299W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 137.
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19% of Mount Ayr residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Ayr ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Ayr was $18,195, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Mount Ayr residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Ayr, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Ayr political report.
The average commute time for Mount Ayr workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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