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Malvern, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Malvern had a population of 1,108 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,108
Daytime Population: Workers 230
Daytime Population: Residents 529
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,058
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 928
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $69,306
Average Household Income $83,142
Per Capita Income $32,109


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 $146,127
Average Home Value $175,405


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 292
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 -0.42% -0.14%
Households -0.58% -0.24%
Families -0.42% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 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 # 266 74th
Population Density # 344 66th
Diversity Index # 653 35th
Median Household Income # 101 90th
Per Capita Income # 186 82nd

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