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Mills County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Mills County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Glenwood
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

440 sq mi (1,139 km²)
437 sq mi (1,131 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.71%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,547
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1851
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 2000, the population was 14,547. Its county seat is Glenwood.[1] It is one of three Iowa counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 440 square miles (1,139 km²) 437 square miles (1,131 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.71%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

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.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mills County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 16,764
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 11,606 −11.1%
1980 13,406 15.5%
1990 13,202 −1.5%
2000 14,547 10.2%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] 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

References

External links

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


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Mills County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Mills County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Glenwood
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.71%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14547
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 2000, the population is 14,547. Its county seat is Glenwood.6 It is one of three Iowa counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,139 km² (440 sq mi) 1,131 km² (437 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.71%) is water. It was created in 1851 and was named in honor of Major Frederick Mills, an Iowa officer in the Mexican War.

Major Highways

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Mills County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,547 people, 5,324 households, and 3,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 5,671 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). 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.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget



CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°01′59″N, 95°37′08″WLatitude: 41°1′59″N
Longitude: 95°37′8″W


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