Mills County IA Information


Mills County Subdivisions

Mills County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,158
Daytime Population: Workers 4,424
Daytime Population: Residents 7,519
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,943
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 14,550
Population in Familes 12,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 608
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $63,681
Average Household Income $76,423
Per Capita Income $28,778


Total Housing Units 6,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,413 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,177 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 536 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $182,083
Average Home Value $206,011


Total Households 5,590
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 4,046
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.13%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.16% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.0%


Mills County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mills County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 54 46th
Population Density # 35 66th
Diversity Index # 55 44th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 21 80th

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