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Mills County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 15,108 (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: 35 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mills County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Retail trade (24.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Mills County, IA (2019)
    • 14,11397.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5033.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1230.8%Two or more races
    • 1210.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1140.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 700.5%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 7,572  (50.1%)
Females: 7,536  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Mills County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $73,470 ($42,428 in 1999)
This county:

$73,470
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $615 (lower quartile is $455, upper quartile is $888)
This county:

$615
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $181,585 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Mills:

$181,585
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,278 - $284,117

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $228,228
Here:

$228,228
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,742
Here:

$163,742
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $122,806
Here:

$122,806
State:

$120,562

Mobile homes: $122,982
Here:

$122,982
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,427
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $516

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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Health of residents in Mills County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $274,700
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $265,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Mills, IA residents
Average permit cost in Mills, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,706 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,694 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Mills, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mills, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mills, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.1%
Mills County:

8.1%
Iowa:

11.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.6% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 4.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.8 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.5 years old, Black residents: 21.4 years old, American Indian residents: 37.9 years old, Asian residents: 40.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 31.7 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 November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Mills, IA
County total employment by year in Mills, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Mills, IA

Current college students: 541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 237 (60.6% naturalized citizens)

Mills County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 302010 or later
  • 542000 to 2009
  • 321990 to 1999
  • 101980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 43Before 1970

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: 5,309
  • One, attached: 149
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 179
  • 5 to 9: 105
  • 10 to 19: 106
  • 20 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 235

Housing units in Mills County with a mortgage: 2,841 (102 second mortgage, 151 home equity loan, 92 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,518

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mills County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 322% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 326.0 miles away from Mills County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 385.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 236.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.7 miles away from Mills County center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1998: June 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 1998, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1282: July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mills County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mills

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,554 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 186 (4.2%)
  • Bus: 46 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 63 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 192 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 454 (10.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Spain (10%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Kazakhstan (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Other Northern Africa (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mills County


  • German (28%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $72,156.

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($66,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,327 average AGI)
4.06% relocated from other states ($44,324 average AGI)
Mills County:

4.06%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.86% ($58,067 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  1.33% ($77,400)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.74% ($69,238)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.92% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,628 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($30,133 average AGI)
Mills County:

3.29%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.54% ($47,349 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  1.04% ($62,241)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.57% ($55,906)
to Fremont County, IA  0.43% ($47,167)

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 2019: 9.3

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 population in Mills County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mills County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mills County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (274)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (81)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (59)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (43)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)
  • Unspecified dementia (10)

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: 1,309
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 877
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,108
  • Male householders: 3,028 (695 living alone), Female householders: 2,615 (746 living alone)
  • 3,194 spouses (3,176 opposite-sex spouses), 397 unmarried partners, (387 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,486 children (3,931 natural, 190 adopted, 385 stepchildren), 306 grandchildren, 77 brothers or sisters, 182 parents, 6 foster children, 88 other relatives, 223 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 503

Size of family households: 2,020 2-persons, 657 3-persons, 656 4-persons, 347 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 189 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,441 1-person, 241 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,534 married couples with children.
684 single-parent households (215 men, 469 women).

96.5% of residents of Mills speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,071,000 ($5,989 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:

6.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Mills County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Mills County, Iowa
  • 1322014 or later
  • 462010 to 2013
  • 7312000 to 2009
  • 9861990 to 1999
  • 3881980 to 1989
  • 9911970 to 1979
  • 6161960 to 1969
  • 2601950 to 1959
  • 2171940 to 1949
  • 1,7941939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mills County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mills County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mills County, Iowa
  • 81 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 1023 rooms
  • 1764 rooms
  • 7205 rooms
  • 8896 rooms
  • 8057 rooms
  • 5928 rooms
  • 1,0679+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 1823 rooms
  • 3144 rooms
  • 2355 rooms
  • 1946 rooms
  • 1047 rooms
  • 1228 rooms
  • 569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mills County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mills County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mills County, Iowa
  • 8no bedroom
  • 611 bedroom
  • 8622 bedrooms
  • 2,1513 bedrooms
  • 1,0444 bedrooms
  • 2395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3171 bedroom
  • 4172 bedrooms
  • 3203 bedrooms
  • 1754 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 62no vehicle
  • 7011 vehicle
  • 1,8232 vehicles
  • 1,0493 vehicles
  • 4984 vehicles
  • 2515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mills County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 167no vehicle
  • 5091 vehicle
  • 2872 vehicles
  • 1843 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 995+ vehicles

87.9% of Mills County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Iowa.

Mills County:

87.9%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 7,139
  • Other state: 7,555
  • Northeast: 306
  • Midwest: 5,570
  • South: 826
  • West: 832
Year householders moved into unit in Mills County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mills County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.4%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 18.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

6.6%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

6.7%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

21.8%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mills County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $565,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,390,000
    General - Other: $37,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,039,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Health - Other: $1,242,000
    General - Other: $1,225,000
    Central Staff Services: $727,000
    Correctional Institutions: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    General Public Buildings: $346,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $225,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $56,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $181,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $333,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $802,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $184,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $388,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,959,000
    Other: $628,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,674,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $616,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000
    Other License: $161,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $140,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,782,000

Mills County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $565,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,390,000
    General - Other: $37,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,039,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Health - Other: $1,242,000
    General - Other: $1,225,000
    Central Staff Services: $727,000
    Correctional Institutions: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    General Public Buildings: $346,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $225,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $56,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $181,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $333,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $802,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $184,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $388,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,959,000
    Other: $628,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,674,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $616,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000
    Other License: $161,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $140,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,782,000

Mills County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $565,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,390,000
    General - Other: $37,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,039,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Health - Other: $1,242,000
    General - Other: $1,225,000
    Central Staff Services: $727,000
    Correctional Institutions: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    General Public Buildings: $346,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $225,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $56,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $181,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $333,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $802,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $184,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $388,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,959,000
    Other: $628,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,674,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $616,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000
    Other License: $161,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $140,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,782,000

Mills County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $565,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,390,000
    General - Other: $37,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,039,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Health - Other: $1,242,000
    General - Other: $1,225,000
    Central Staff Services: $727,000
    Correctional Institutions: $561,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000
    General Public Buildings: $346,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $225,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $56,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $181,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $333,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $720,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $802,000
    Interest Earnings: $277,000
    Sale of Property: $184,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $388,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,959,000
    Other: $628,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,674,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $616,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000
    Other License: $161,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $140,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,782,000

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
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