Malvern

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The City of Malvern is located in South Central Mills County. Malvern is 22 minutes southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area and just 15 minutes from Offutt/SAC Airforce Base.

Business Climate

The City of Malvern is one of Iowa’s premier small towns offering the best of quality family life along with the right mix for vibrant and successful business climate.   This community has a positive vision and a can do attitude! The pro-growth leadership has resulted in a business community offering the best in restaurants and entertainment along with a great mix of professional services and specialty shops and attractions. The Classic Cafe, Mulholland Grocery, and Moreau’s Backerei draw patrons and visitors from well over 70 miles away.  If quality foods and dining experiences are what you seek, look no further as Malvern is a happening place!  Add a bicycle ride or hike along Iowa’s oldest and most beautiful trail - The Wabash Trace, and you have a weekend full of fun times, great memories, and family and friends begging you to schedule your next trip to Malvern.  The Wabash Trace runs a 63 mile route from Council Bluffs to the Missouri border bringing thousands of riders through town. The community has many special events throughout the year featuring arts, entertainment, and specialty bike rides.  Other recreational opportunities include the Fairview Hills Golf Course and the Malvern Municipal Aquatic Center. Malvern is home to the annual Mills County Fair and offers a world class venue within the fair grounds for weddings, large receptions, and special events.


Malvern

Population

Total Population

1,017

Population
Growth Rate

-1.30%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

7.500

Housing & Income

Households

386

Total Housing Units

502


Owner Occupied

269

Renter Occupied

117

Vacant

116

Median Home Value

$152,113


Average Home Value

$174,720

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-1.38%


Per Capita Income

2.92%

Income Projection

Median Household

$73,453 $83,556


Average Household

$80,208 $93,074


Per Capita

$30,501 $35,223

Workforce

Total Businesses

37

Total Employed

211

Workers 16+

464

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

8

Some
High School

46

Graduated
High School

210

Associates
Degree

66

Bachelor's
Degree

89

Graduate
Degree

56

Average Commute Time

27 min.



Resident Commuters

231

Non-Resident Commuters

109

Drive Alone

396

Carpooled

46

Public

3

Work At Home

11

Business Climate

The City of Malvern is a small town with vision! The aggressive business community includes many service and human service oriented shops and businesses. The Classic Café, Mulholland Grocery, and Moreau’s Backerei pull patrons and visitors to Malvern.  The Wabash Trace goes through Malvern bringing thousands of riders through town each year. Other recreational opportunities include the Fairview Hills Golf Course and the Malvern Municipal Swimming Pool. Malvern is the home to the Mills County Fair held annually each July.