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Malvern, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Malvern had a population of 1,114 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Malvern is located at latitude 41.0076 and longitude -95.5857 in Mills County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malvern (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mills County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Malvern (GNIS ID: 468337) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Malvern is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Mills County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malvern population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Malvern, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,114
Population in Households 1,065
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 933
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $143,421
Average Home Value $174,274


Median Household Income $64,899
Average Household Income $83,038
Per Capita Income $31,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.4%
Households -0.67% -0.48%
Families -0.43% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Malvern, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malvern to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 264 74th
Population Density1 # 341 66th
Diversity Index2 # 676 33rd
Median Household Income # 127 88th
Per Capita Income # 186 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.