Malvern, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Malvern, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Malvern had a population of 1,126 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Malvern, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,126
Population in Households 1,079
Population in Familes 903
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 943
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $75,699
Average Household Income $86,443
Per Capita Income $33,460


Total Housing Units 499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $147,973
Average Home Value $182,533


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.17% 0.02%
Households -0.28% -0.05%
Families -0.16% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2018 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 # 263 74th
Population Density # 335 67th
Diversity Index # 691 31st
Median Household Income # 82 92nd
Per Capita Income # 217 79th

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