Mystic, Iowa

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Mystic, Iowa

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High Points

Mystic strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Mystic Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Mystic Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mystic Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mystic, Iowa

Comparing Mystic to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Mystic Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Appanoose
Standard Zip Codes 52574
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.777
Longitude -92.943

Mystic Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station ALBIA 3 NNE
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station CORYDON 8 W
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
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Mystic Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 588 100%
Male 296 50.3%
Female 292 49.7%
Under 18 149 25.3%
18+ 439 74.7%
65+ 80 13.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.99
White 583 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Mystic Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 618
Growth 30
Growth % 5.1%

Mystic Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.1%
English 19.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
Irish 8.6%
US/American 7%
Scottish 5.6%
Polish 5.1%
Croatian 3.2%
Dutch 3.2%
Welsh 2.9%
European 2.9%
French Canadian 1.9%
Italian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Czech 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mystic, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brazil (52574)
Garfield (52574)
Walnut City (52574)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mystic 588 $29,063
Centerville 5,924 $36,855
Cincinnati 428 $28,250
Exline 191 $19,792
Moravia 713 $29,231
Promise City 105 $25,000
Seymour 810 $32,692
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