Mills County Profile

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 2017 Iowa Health Fact Book, there are 8 physicians and 5 dentists in the county. There are also currently 33 churches in Mills County, which can be found here.  

Mills County

Population

Total Population

15,632

Population
Growth Rate

0.40%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

13.600

Housing & Income

Households

5,804

Total Housing Units

6,269


Owner Occupied

4,382

Renter Occupied

1,422

Vacant

465

Median Home Value

$183,056


Average Home Value

$221,098

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.38%


Per Capita Income

2.48%

Income Projection

Median Household

$65,699 $75,644


Average Household

$78,104 $88,572


Per Capita

$29,337 $33,160

Workforce

Total Businesses

468

Total Employed

4,370

Workers 16+

7,274

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

19

Employed

38

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

54

Construction

Businesses

40

Employed

215

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

72

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

87

Some
High School

563

Graduated
High School

3,165

Associates
Degree

1,203

Bachelor's
Degree

1,841

Graduate
Degree

831

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

3,186

Non-Resident Commuters

1,843

Drive Alone

6,168

Carpooled

489

Public

122

Work At Home

302

Business Growth

What Mills County Can Offer Your Business:

  •  Household Income:* -  $62,636
  •  Ave. Disposable Income -  $57,119
  •  Ave. Per Capita Income - $28,938
  •  Ave. HH Income - $76,334
  •  Population (10 mile Trade Area) - 68,971
  •  Projected 2018 Population - 72,166
  •  Projected Omaha/ Council Bluffs CSA Population (2013) - 941,000
  •  Median Age (Years) - 34.7
  •  Vehicles Per Day (I-29 & Hwy 34) - 21,800
  • *15% projected increase in average HH income by 2018* 

ESRI statics for a 10 mile radius of I-29/ Hwy 34

Government and Taxation

Taxes:

In Iowa, state corporate income taxes are based solely on in-state sales.  State sales taxes are 6% with exclusion on food, prescription drugs and medical devices.  Property taxes in Iowa exclude machinery, equipment and warehouse racking.      

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.

Transportation

Community and Logistics:

Interstate Commuting:

This area of Mills County, IA is situated within minutes south of Council Bluffs, IA and includes the  I-29 and Hwy 34 interchange.  This allows access to anywhere in the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro area with ease as well as direct interstate access to Kansas City (2hrs); Des Moines, IA (2 hrs.); Lincoln, NE ( 1 hr.) & Sioux Falls, SD (3.5 hrs.). Highway 34 enters Iowa  from Nebraska over the newly constructed  Missouri River Bridge.

Railroad Service: 

The Mills County, IA area is serviced by four railroads: Union Pacific, Iowa Interstate, Burlington Northern Santa Fe & Kansas City Southern.

Air Service: 

The Greater Omaha Metro is serviced by Eppley Airfield (20 minutes from I-29/Hwy 34 interchange). The Eppley Airfield had over 4.1 Millions passengers and handled over 113 million pounds of cargo in 2014.  Eppley Airfield is also serviced by 7 freight companies and 18 air carriers with between 70-75 daily departures.