Mills County, Iowa Population 2021

Mills County, Iowa's estimated population is 15,191 with a growth rate of 0.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mills County, Iowa is the 51st largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 15,076 and has seen a growth of 0.76% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,191410.27%
202015,150410.27%
201915,109410.27%
201815,06880.05%
201715,06070.05%
201615,0531711.15%
201514,8821220.83%
201414,760-145-0.97%
201314,905320.22%
201214,873-156-1.04%
201115,029-47-0.31%
201015,0761,87414.19%
199013,202-204-1.52%
198013,4061,80015.51%
197011,606-1,444-11.07%
196013,050-1,014-7.21%
195014,064-1,000-6.64%
194015,064-802-5.05%
193015,8664442.88%
192015,422-389-2.46%
191015,811-953-5.68%
190016,7642,21615.23%
189014,5484112.91%
188014,1375,41962.16%
18708,7184,23794.55%
18604,4810.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.27% (41)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
15,076
Growth Since 2010
0.76% (115)
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Mills County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,49296.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.94%
Two or More Races1240.82%
Some Other Race1030.69%
Black or African American1030.69%
Asian700.47%
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Mills County, Iowa Population by Race

Mills County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Mills County, Iowa Median Age

42.5


Total

42.3


Male

43.1


Female

Mills County, Iowa Adults

There are 11,437 adults, (2,711 of whom are seniors) in Mills County, Iowa.

Mills County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mills County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

7,518

50.01%

Male

7,516

49.99%

Mills County, Iowa Population by Age

Mills County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mills County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female49.2%50.8%
Male56.7%43.3%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
All77.9%22.1%
Married89.4%10.6%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mills County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5542.6177.9
Married3,2513.1889.4
Non Family1,6411.1965.5
Female4473.3849.2
Male2153.3656.7

3.13

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Mills County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1891.83%
9th to 12th Grade5565.38%
High School Graduate3,51934.08%
Some College2,32622.52%
Associates Degree1,24612.07%
Bachelors Degree1,75917.03%
Graduate Degree7327.09%
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Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,9399,2772,428
Hispanic25719518
Other Race8253
Native American787023
Asian38296
2+ Races363321
Black1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 58.33%.

Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,614$53,669$32,296
Less Than 9th Grade$26,574$30,750$14,904
High School Graduate$35,108$48,769$22,750
Some College$40,167$52,162$27,234
Bachelors Degree$59,198$63,056$48,854
Graduate Degree$72,273$79,722$70,227

$44,614

Average Earnings

$53,669

Average Male

$32,296

Average Female

Mills County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mills County, Iowa Language by Age

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Mills County, Iowa Language

97.24% of Mills County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Mills County, Iowa Language

Mills County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9441,0097.24%
Hispanic47114230.15%
Native1337153.38%
Other1033029.13%
Asian702535.71%
Multiple12297.38%

8.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.08%

Male Poverty Rate

10.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mills County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mills County, Iowa is Native, with 53.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mills County, Iowa is White, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.25%.

Mills County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.32%
High School11.86%
Some College5.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%

Mills County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed21.64%
Female Employed6.51%
Female Unemployed4.57%
Male Employed3.26%

Mills County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mills County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,079$91,008
Families$89,295$106,207
Married Families$94,937-
Non Families$37,056$50,634
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Income by Household Type

Mills County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mills County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Mills County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mills County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Mills County, Iowa Marital Status

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1,171

Number of Veterans

1,109

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam423
First Gulf War267
Second Gulf War220
World War II90
Korea47

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74378
35 to 54329
75+228
55 to 64183
18 to 3453

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,15810.45%
Hispanic248.08%
2+ Races716.67%
Native American54.81%
Asian12.22%

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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4.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Mills County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Mills County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Mills County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.56%

Born in Mills County, Iowa

98.52%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.52% of Mills County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 47.56% having been born in Iowa. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mills County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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