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Mills County, Iowa
Mills County IA Courthouse.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Mills County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded1851
Seat Glenwood
Largest cityGlenwood
Area
 • Total441 sq mi (1,142 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • ( 2010)15,059
 • Density34/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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,059. [1] The county seat is Glenwood. [2] The county was formed in 1851 and named for Major Frederick Mills of Burlington, Iowa who was killed at the Battle of Churubusco during the Mexican–American War. [3]

Mills County is included in the OmahaCouncil Bluffs, NE–IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. [4]

History

The future county's first permanent settlement was Rushville, founded in 1846 by persecuted members of the Mormon Church as they were being driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois. This is not to be confused with the state's present-day Rushville in Jasper County. A nearby settlement, also founded by the Mormon settlers, was called Coonsville after Dr. Liberius Coons, one of the first arrivals. That settlement continued after the Mormons moved on; its name was changed to Glenwood in 1853.

In Glenwood, the first courthouse was a small frame building which served until 1857. It was replaced by a two-story building, which was enlarged in the 1900s and received a clock tower in 1910. In 1959 this building was replaced with the present building, dedicated on 29 August 1959. [5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 441 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 437 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.7%) is water. [6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,481
18708,71894.6%
188014,13762.2%
189014,5482.9%
190016,76415.2%
191015,811−5.7%
192015,422−2.5%
193015,8662.9%
194015,064−5.1%
195014,064−6.6%
196013,050−7.2%
197011,832−9.3%
198013,40613.3%
199013,202−1.5%
200014,54710.2%
201015,0593.5%
Est. 201614,972 [7]−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2013 [1]

2010 census

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. [12]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mills County

As of the census [13] 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

The Loess Hills and Missouri River Valley south of Glenwood

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated place

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Mills County. [14]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)

1 Glenwood City 5,269
2 Malvern City 1,142
3 Tabor (mostly in Fremont County) City 1,040
4 Pacific Junction City 471
5 Emerson City 438
6 Silver City City 245
7 Henderson City 185
8 Mineola CDP 166
9 Hastings City 152

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.8% 5,067 27.2% 2,090 7.0% 541
2012 58.5% 4,216 39.5% 2,848 2.1% 148
2008 57.4% 4,183 40.9% 2,976 1.7% 124
2004 65.7% 4,556 33.3% 2,308 1.1% 76
2000 62.3% 3,684 34.5% 2,039 3.3% 192
1996 51.3% 2,958 35.8% 2,068 12.9% 746
1992 43.8% 2,699 29.2% 1,798 27.1% 1,669
1988 59.8% 3,212 39.0% 2,092 1.2% 65
1984 72.8% 3,994 26.1% 1,434 1.1% 58
1980 69.1% 3,581 24.0% 1,244 6.9% 358
1976 57.8% 2,722 40.5% 1,908 1.7% 80
1972 74.9% 3,531 22.5% 1,060 2.6% 121
1968 62.4% 2,916 26.0% 1,216 11.6% 540
1964 49.6% 2,424 50.4% 2,463 0.0% 2
1960 65.4% 3,436 34.6% 1,820 0.0% 0
1956 64.9% 3,539 34.8% 1,897 0.3% 18
1952 69.0% 4,028 30.7% 1,792 0.2% 14
1948 57.2% 2,921 42.2% 2,155 0.6% 31
1944 60.7% 3,288 38.9% 2,106 0.5% 27
1940 57.4% 3,873 42.4% 2,862 0.2% 14
1936 48.4% 3,424 51.0% 3,610 0.6% 41
1932 38.1% 2,420 60.8% 3,861 1.2% 75
1928 60.9% 3,429 38.7% 2,179 0.5% 26
1924 57.4% 3,348 30.0% 1,750 12.6% 737
1920 69.0% 3,683 29.8% 1,592 1.2% 63
1916 50.6% 1,707 47.4% 1,600 2.0% 68
1912 25.4% 850 39.2% 1,312 35.4% 1,183
1908 55.0% 1,959 42.7% 1,522 2.3% 80
1904 61.1% 2,252 34.5% 1,274 4.4% 162
1900 55.0% 2,212 43.1% 1,733 1.9% 77
1896 51.9% 2,153 47.2% 1,958 0.8% 35

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Mills County[ permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 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 (PDF) on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2006.
  5. ^ "History" - Mills County
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau – American FactFinder. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ 2010 Census
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

External links


MILLS COUNTY IOWA Latitude and Longitude:

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