Mills County, Iowa

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Mills County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Mills County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Glenwood
Largest city Glenwood
Area
 • Total 439.67 sq mi (1,139 km2)
 • Land 436.53 sq mi (1,131 km2)
 • Water 3.13 sq mi (8 km2), 0.71%
Population
 • (2010) 15,059
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.millscoia.us

Mills County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 15,059 in the 2010 census, an increase from 14,547 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Glenwood.[2]

Mills County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 439.67 square miles (1,138.7 km2), of which 436.53 square miles (1,130.6 km2) (or 99.29%) is land and 3.13 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.71%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Mills County was formed in 1851. It was named for Major Frederick Mills of Burlington, Iowa who was killed at the Battle of Churubusco during the Mexican-American War.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,481
1870 8,718 94.6%
1880 14,137 62.2%
1890 14,548 2.9%
1900 16,764 15.2%
1910 15,811 −5.7%
1920 15,422 −2.5%
1930 15,866 2.9%
1940 15,064 −5.1%
1950 14,064 −6.6%
1960 13,050 −7.2%
1970 11,832 −9.3%
1980 13,406 13.3%
1990 13,202 −1.5%
2000 14,547 10.2%
2010 15,059 3.5%
Est. 2012 14,837 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,059 in the county, with a population density of 34.4971/sq mi (13.3194/km2). There were 6,109 housing units, of which 5,605 were occupied.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mills County

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 14,547 people, 5,324 households, and 3,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 5,671 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,324 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,428, and the median income for a family was $49,592. Males had a median income of $31,721 versus $24,938 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,736. About 5.80% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

The Loess Hills and Missouri River Valley south of Glenwood.

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Mills County
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°01′59″N 95°37′08″W / 41.03306°N 95.61889°W / 41.03306; -95.61889