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Mills County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 14,831 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 14,547 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,305
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,231
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,138 (it was 1,093 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 437 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mills County: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.1%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mills County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,457  (50.3%)
Females: 7,374  (49.7%)
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Mills County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mills County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,545 ($42,428 in 1999)

This county:

$63545
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $842)
This county:

$573
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,525 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Mills:

$152,525
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,276 - $237,704
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,287
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $446

Institutionalized population: 462

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 86
  • Auto thefts: 20

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 69
  • Thefts: 129
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $214,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,403 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,968 (1.4%)

Mills County household income distribution in 2009 Mills County home values distribution Mills County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.0%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 3.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
Mills County:

7.2%
Iowa:

12.7%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

Area name: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mills County is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $884 a month.

Cities in this county include: Glenwood, Malvern, Pacific Junction, Emerson, Silver City, Hastings, Henderson, Mineola.

Mills County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mills County: Sherman Centre (A), Red Oak Country Club (B), Tenville Access (C), McPherson (D), Villisca Country Club (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mills County include: Tabor Church (A), Center Ridge Church (B), Stratton Church (C), Hawthorne Church (D), Faith Community Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Pilot Grove United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arlington Cemetery (1), Morton Mills Cemetery (2), Center Ridge Cemetery (3), Sciola Baptist Cemetery (4), Mrs Frank Hacffich and Infant Grave (5), Shank Cemetery (6), L Laire Property Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Viking Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ashby Creek (A), Coe Creek (B), Dunns Creek (C), Sin Creek (D), Sevenmile Creek (E), Little Indian Creek (F), Crabapple Creek (G), Rose Creek (H), Ramp Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mills County include: Anderson Conservation Area (1), Anderson Wildlife Area (2), Hacklebarney Woods County Park (3), Viking Lake State Park (4), Pilot Grove County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Essex County, New Jersey , Fremont County , Suffolk County, New York , Marion County , Montgomery County , Pottawattamie County , Van Buren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 139 (48% naturalized citizens)

Mills County:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 38
  • 1990 to 1994: 38
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 43

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.1%

Mills County marital status for males Mills County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,492
  • One, attached: 104
  • Two: 97
  • 3 or 4: 138
  • 5 to 9: 75
  • 10 to 19: 64
  • 20 or more: 78
  • Mobile homes: 603
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Mills County with a mortgage: 2,047 (284 second mortgage, 200 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,018

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mills County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,11316
Catholic1,2951
Evangelical Protestant1,0529
Other4161
None9,183-
Mills County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Mills County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mills County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mills County:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mills County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Mills County:

Average size of farms: 535 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $104,151
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $208.95
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $74,673
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,195
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.13
Corn for grain: 101144 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 266 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 96158 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Mills County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2721465.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Mills County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from Mills County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 291.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 449.2 miles away from Mills County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 321.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 5, 2007 to May 7, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1705): May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 2, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1282): July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1191): November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaIce Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-928): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mills County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Russia (22%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Ukraine (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mills County (%):

  • German (33%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

Mills County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,783 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 939 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 135 (2%)
  • Other means: 51 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 398 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Mills County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 367 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 124 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 115 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in institutions for the blind
  • 14 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Mills County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 300 people in state prisons
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,523.

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.93% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($19,112 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($21,012 average AGI)
Mills County:

3.22%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.57% ($39,279 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  1.06% ($30,207)
from Fremont County, IA  0.47% ($33,615)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.46% ($42,800)


7.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.27% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($15,172 average AGI)
3.77% relocated to other states ($22,113 average AGI)
Mills County:

3.77%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.53% ($34,447 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  1.06% ($32,458)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.52% ($46,759)
to Fremont County, IA  0.45% ($29,920)
to Montgomery County, IA  0.29% ($28,125)
to Page County, IA  0.20% ($32,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Mills County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Mills County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mills County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mills County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,522 (1,890 aged, 632 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 211 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mills County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (279)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (133)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (120)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (106)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (73)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (69)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (63)
  • Unspecified dementia (48)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (40)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1308.560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 876.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.54

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.34

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.09

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,451
  • In family households: 12,611 (3,167 male householders, 926 female householders)
    3,354 spouses, 4,311 children (3,897 natural, 135 adopted, 279 stepchildren), 242 grandchildren, 61 brothers or sisters, 71 parents, 76 other relatives, 326 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,840 (737 male householders (590 living alone)), 775 female householders (663 living alone)), 328 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 608 (462 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,935 2-persons, 821 3-persons, 721 4-persons, 406 5-persons, 149 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,253 1-person, 217 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,834 married couples with children.
744 single-parent households (174 men, 570 women).

98.2% of residents of Mills County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 83% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,071,000 ($5989 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,293,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,888,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,561,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,963,000
Federal grants: $17,506,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,167,000 ($17,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,986,000 ($3,150,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $945,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,490,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,659,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 869
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 691
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +567
Here +37 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mills County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,052
  • 1990 to 1999: 861
  • 1980 to 1989: 385
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,106
  • 1960 to 1969: 562
  • 1950 to 1959: 257
  • 1940 to 1949: 161
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,700
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mills County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 383
  • 5 rooms: 940
  • 6 rooms: 886
  • 7 rooms: 811
  • 8 rooms: 643
  • 9+ rooms: 500
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 292
  • 5 rooms: 191
  • 6 rooms: 85
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9+ rooms: 79
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mills County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 92
  • 2 bedrooms: 798
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,370
  • 4 bedrooms: 768
  • 5+ bedrooms: 199
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 305
  • 2 bedrooms: 408
  • 3 bedrooms: 254
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 813
  • 2 vehicles: 1,893
  • 3 vehicles: 994
  • 4 vehicles: 285
  • 5+ vehicles: 142
  • no vehicle: 146
  • 1 vehicle: 465
  • 2 vehicles: 331
  • 3 vehicles: 90
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

57% of Mills County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Iowa.

Mills County:

57.4%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8285
  • Northeast: 182
  • Midwest: 4509
  • South: 543
  • West: 802

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mills County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.7%)
  • Electricity (9.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (61.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Electricity (9.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 93
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 142
Here:

29.6%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mills County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $148,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,781,000
    Health - Other: $1,891,000
    Police Protection: $1,427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $678,000
    General - Other: $550,000
    Financial Administration: $525,000
    Correctional Institutions: $293,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $235,000
    Parks and Recreation: $231,000
    General Public Buildings: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,279,000

Mills County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $337,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $136,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $130,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,451,000
    Health and Hospitals: $846,000
    Public Welfare: $811,000
    General Local Government Support: $406,000
    All Other: $69,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,369,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $348,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $77,000
    Other License: $41,000

Mills County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $446,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000

Mills County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,235,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 294
  • Number of aged recipients: 23
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 271
  • Number of recipients under 18: 46
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 205
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 43
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 70
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 76
Mills County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mills County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Mills County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7875.9 years
William6874.2 years
Mary6379.7 years
Robert5772.0 years
Charles5574.7 years
James5166.5 years
Donald3966.6 years
George3980.5 years
Harold3575.5 years
Ruth3482.3 years
Most common last names in Mills County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3872.0 years
Miller3778.1 years
Johnson3477.9 years
Schoening3280.6 years
Anderson2774.4 years
Williams2778.6 years
Clark2578.4 years
Fisher2471.2 years
Wilson2174.6 years
Jones1980.5 years
Businesses in Mills County, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Kroger1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS2
RadioShack1YMCA1