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.  

Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Mills County14,54715,05915,63215,860

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4958896888
5-91,055958959
10-141,0981,0151,048
15-191,050964971
20-24615819719
25-29749942826
30-34828788993
35-39933840829
40-44978899900
45-491,2201,027943
50-541,2921,0951,054
55-591,2081,2531,077
60-641,0521,2251,204
65-696201,0621,135
70-74484804962
75-79352464701
80-84292288349
85+275293302
18+11,24012,15012,338
Median Age414344

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Mills County2019
Total15,632.000
White Alone95.940
Black Alone0.670
American Indian Alone0.610
Asian Alone0.480
Pacific Islander Alone0.090
Some Other Race0.750
Two or More Races1.460
Hispanic Origin3.190
Diversity Index13.600

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Mills County2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households5,3245,6055,8045,878
Housing Units5,6716,1096,2696,352
Owner Occupied Units4,3824,481
Renter Occupied Units1,4221,397
Vacant Units465474

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Mills County20192024
Median Home Value$183,056$244,870
Average Home Value$221,098$266,916
<$50,000186134
$50,000 - $99,999620419
$100,000 - $149,999909662
$150,000 - $199,999720610
$200,000 - $249,999463463
$250,000 - $299,999575756
$300,000 - $399,999526776
$400,000 - $499,999219378
$500,000 - $749,99998186
$1,000,000 +1924

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later16
2000-2009832
1990-1999927
1980-1989328
1970-19791,023
1960-1969629
1950-1959340
1940-1949258
1939 or Before1,739

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Mills County20192024
Median Household$65,699$75,644
Average Household$78,104$88,572
Per Capita$29,337$33,160

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Mills County2019
<$15,000391
$15,000 - $24,999459
$25,000 - $34,999583
$35,000 - $49,999696
$50,000 - $74,9991,087
$75,000 - $99,999923
$100,000 - $149,9991,205
$150,000 - $199,999323
$200,000+137

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+7,274
In-County Residents3,186
Out-of-County Residents1,843
Drive Alone6,168
Carpooled489
Public Transport122
Work at Home302
Less than 5 minutes434
5-9 minutes935
10-14 minutes740
15-19 minutes943
20-24 minutes494
25-29 minutes486
30-34 minutes1,153
35-39 minutes380
40-44 minutes432
45-59 minutes666
60-89 minutes232
90+ minutes77
Average Travel Time25

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees4,370
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt38
Mining5
Utilities54
Construction215
Manufacturing72
Wholesale Trade87
  
Retail Trade558
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers63
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip21
Food & Beverage Stores327
Health/Pers Care Stores38
Gasoline Stations15
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music7
General Merchandise Str35
Misc Store Retailers49
Nonstore Retailers2
  
Transportation/Warehouse307
Information124
  
Finance & Insurance110
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn76
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv5
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other29
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing64
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv128
Legal Services24
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises37
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt47
Educational Services519
HealthCare/Social Assist1,085
Arts/Entertainment/Rec58
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs238
Accommodation26
Food Srv/Drinking Places212
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin331
Auto Repair/Maintenance46
Public Administration Emp287

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Mills County2019
Some High School563
Graduated High School3,165
Associates Degree1,203
Bachelor's Degree1,841
Graduate Degree831

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses468
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus19
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus40
Manufacturing Bus11
Wholesale Trade Bus18
  
Retail Trade Bus60
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus11
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus7
Food & Beverage Stores Bus11
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus7
Gasoline Stations Bus3
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus5
General Merchandise Str Bus5
Misc Store Retailers Bus9
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus22
Information Bus13
  
Finance & Insurance Bus23
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus8
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus3
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus12
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus14
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus29
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus10
Educational Services Bus13
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus26
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus11
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus22
Accommodation Bus3
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus19
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus71
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus14
Public Administration Bus43

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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