Mills County, Iowa Population 2024

14,731

Mills County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 14,731 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mills County, Iowa is the 51st largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 15,076 and has seen a growth of -2.29% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,176890.59%
202815,087890.59%
202714,998890.6%
202614,909890.6%
202514,820890.6%
202414,731890.61%
202314,642890.61%
202214,553890.62%
202114,464650.45%
202014,399-725-4.79%
201915,12420.01%
201815,122620.41%
201715,060190.13%
201615,0411561.05%
201514,8851220.83%
201414,763-144-0.97%
201314,907330.22%
201214,874-157-1.04%
201115,031-45-0.3%
201015,076
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%
18604,481-10,695-70.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.61% (89)
County Website
Mills County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
15,076
Area
437 mi²
Density
34 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.29% (-345)
Founded
1851

Mills County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,13796.8%
Two or more races2881.97%
Asian1030.71%
Black or African American380.26%
Other race210.14%
Native American180.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mills County, Iowa Population by Race

Mills County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Mills County, Iowa Median Age

42.7

Total

42.7

Male

42.6

Female

Mills County, Iowa Adults

There are 11,112 adults, (2,867 of whom are seniors) in Mills County, Iowa.

Mills County, Iowa Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mills County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female7,44951%
Male7,15649%

Mills County, Iowa Population by Age

Mills County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2612.6981.318.7
Married3,0183.2693.26.8
Non Family1,6801.1867.132.9
Female4104.046040
Male1534.4858.241.8
showing: 5 rows

3.31

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mills County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Mills County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,776

Average Earnings

$55,074

Average Male

$48,089

Average Female

Mills County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mills County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mills County, Iowa Language

97.89% of Mills County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.03% of the population.

Mills County, Iowa Language

Mills County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,4709316.91%
Multiple287279.41%
Hispanic541224.07%
Asian1032120.39%
Native18950%
showing: 5 rows

6.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.23%

Male Poverty Rate

6.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mills County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mills County, Iowa is Native, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mills County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 4.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.32%.

Mills County, Iowa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.31%
High School9.15%
Some College7.5%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%
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Mills County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.02%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed4.2%
Female Employed3.22%
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Mills County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mills County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mills County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mills County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Mills County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mills County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,161

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

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Mills County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mills County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mills County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mills County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mills County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.35%

Born in Mills County, Iowa

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Mills County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 46.35% having been born in Iowa. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mills County, Iowa Place of Birth

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