Mills County Profile

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Mills County Demographics

Why Mills County?

  • We understand the need for a positive ROI
  • High growth area with projections of over 1 million by 2023
  • World class transportation access via multiple modes
  • Master planned development sites ready for growth
  • Families have safe opportunities for fun and growth

Overview

Mills County is located in Southwest Iowa. The county is bordered by the Missouri River and the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area on the west, Pottawattamie County to the north, Montgomery County to the east, and Fremont County  the south. The beautiful Loess Hills run through the western part of the county. Interstate 29 and Highway 34 intersect near Glenwood and Pacific Junction. Approximately 11,000 of the 15,021 population live within the western section of the county. To learn more about Mills County please visit:

Statistics

The average daily temperature in Mills County is 19° in January and 76° in July, along with an average annual precipitation of 32 inches of rainfall and 18 inches of snowfall. According to the 2011 Iowa Health Fact Book, there are 10 physicians and 3 dentists in the county. There are also currently 33 churches in Mills County, which can be found here.  

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Mills County 14,547 15,059 15,337 15,408
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 958 921 896
5-9 1,055 1,005 995
10-14 1,098 1,058 1,084
15-19 1,050 992 984
20-24 615 798 689
25-29 749 731 776
30-34 828 846 831
35-39 933 870 902
40-44 978 974 940
45-49 1,220 1,041 991
50-54 1,292 1,194 1,046
55-59 1,208 1,269 1,152
60-64 1,052 1,167 1,196
65-69 620 938 1,021
70-74 484 580 833
75-79 352 400 479
80-84 292 260 307
85+ 275 293 286
18+ 11,240 11,715 11,794
Median Age 41 42 43
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Mills County 2016
Total 15,337
White Alone 96.390
Black Alone 0.630
American Indian Alone 0.440
Asian Alone 0.370
Pacific Islander Alone 0.070
Some Other Race 0.630
Two or More Races 1.450
Hispanic Origin 2.600
Diversity Index 11.800
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 5,324 5,605 5,629 5,631
Housing Units 5,671 6,109 6,151 6,181
Owner Occupied Units 4,436 4,438
Renter Occupied Units 1,193 1,193
Vacant Units 522 550
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Mills County 2016 2021
Median Household $64,310 $75,813
Average Household $76,370 $83,426
Per Capita $28,617 $31,074
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Mills County 2016
<$15,000 438
$15,000 - $24,999 477
$25,000 - $34,999 515
$35,000 - $49,999 672
$50,000 - $74,999 1,075
$75,000 - $99,999 880
$100,000 - $149,999 1,121
$150,000 - $199,999 327
$200,000+ 124
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Mills County 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families -0% -0%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Mills County Quality Life

Home Value

Mills County 2016 2021
Median Home Value $181,186 $227,155
Average Home Value $206,768 $238,013
<$50,000 362 165
$50,000 - $99,999 593 341
$100,000 - $149,999 779 485
$150,000 - $199,999 776 787
$200,000 - $249,999 444 812
$250,000 - $299,999 556 781
$300,000 - $399,999 632 759
$400,000 - $499,999 212 210
$500,000 - $749,999 62 74
$750,000 - $999,999 7 15
$1,000,000 + 13 9
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 3
2000-2009 1,055
1990-1999 833
1980-1989 371
1970-1979 1,141
1960-1969 567
1950-1959 282
1940-1949 197
1939 or Before 1,658
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 7,098
In-County Residents 3,218
Out-of-County Residents 1,628
Drive Alone 5,807
Carpooled 648
Public Transport 119
Work at Home 274
Less than 5 minutes 728
5-9 minutes 818
10-14 minutes 539
15-19 minutes 822
20-24 minutes 526
25-29 minutes 425
30-34 minutes 1,154
35-39 minutes 492
40-44 minutes 432
45-59 minutes 544
60-89 minutes 249
90+ minutes 95
Average Travel Time 25
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Mills County Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 4,966
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 46
Mining 0
Utilities 4
Construction 223
Manufacturing 259
Wholesale Trade 219
   
Retail Trade 367
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 66
Furn & Home Furnish Str 0
Electronics & Appl Store 16
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 27
Food & Beverage Stores 120
Health/Pers Care Stores 32
Gasoline Stations 5
Clothing/Accessory Store 6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 7
General Merchandise Str 33
Misc Store Retailers 52
Nonstore Retailers 3
   
Transportation/Warehouse 121
Information 163
   
Finance & Insurance 118
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 68
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 26
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 24
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 63
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 126
Legal Services 23
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 35
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 61
Educational Services 682
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,392
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 170
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 188
Accommodation 11
Food Srv/Drinking Places 177
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 301
Auto Repair/Maintenance 51
Public Administration Emp 424
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Mills County Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 562
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 20
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 1
Construction Bus 47
Manufacturing Bus 14
Wholesale Trade Bus 27
   
Retail Trade Bus 65
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 13
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 9
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 4
Gasoline Stations Bus 1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 4
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 5
General Merchandise Str Bus 4
Misc Store Retailers Bus 12
Nonstore Retailers Bus 1
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 24
Information Bus 16
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 40
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 22
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 11
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 14
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 33
Legal Services Bus 7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 18
Educational Services Bus 18
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 35
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 18
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 21
Accommodation Bus 3
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 18
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 73
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 16
Public Administration Bus 56
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Mills County Higher Education

Higher Education: 

There are numerous colleges, universities and trade institutions within the metro area including: The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, Iowa Western Community College, & Metropolitan Community College.

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 327
Graduated High School 3,193
Associates Degree 995
Bachelor's Degree 1,806
Graduate Degree 941
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $7,242,762
College School Books/Supplies $333,344
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $7,108
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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