Mills County, IA

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Population
14,957
0.161% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
Median Age
42.1

Median Household Income
$69,177
1.81% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$165,200
5.22% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,475
0.796% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Mills County, IA had a population of 15k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $69,177. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mills County, IA grew from 14,933 to 14,957, a 0.161% increase and its median household income grew from $67,949 to $69,177, a 1.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mills County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.27%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.869%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.822%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.722%). NaNk% of the people in Mills County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mills County, IA is $165,200, and the homeownership rate is 78%. Most people in Mills County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Mills County, IA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 65.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (27.1%), followed by Other (7.03%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mills County, IA is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Iowa
65.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Iowa colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mills County, IA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Mills County, IA is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.3% of Mills County, IA residents were born outside of the country (194 people).

In 2018, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Mills County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 339 White (Hispanic) and 130 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mills County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 5
  2. White (Hispanic)
    339 ± 74
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    130 ± 48
3%
Hispanic Population
448 people

In 2018, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Mills County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 339 White (Hispanic) and 130 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3% of the people in Mills County, IA are hispanic (448 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mills County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
194 people
1.03%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
154 people

As of 2018, 1.3% of Mills County, IA residents (194 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mills County, IA was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 18.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mills County, IA was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Mills County, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Mills County, IA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,844 ± 4,988 people
  2. China
    10,526 ± 2,515 people
  3. India
    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Mills County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mills County, IA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    440 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    173 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    142 ± 61

Mills County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mills County, IA is $69,177. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mills County, IA was Census Tract 402.02 with a value of $89,792, followed by Census Tract 402.01 and Census Tract 403.02, with respective values of $78,011 and $61,964.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Mills County, IA employs 7.48k people. The largest industries in Mills County, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Retail Trade (915 people), and Manufacturing (630 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,648), Utilities ($59,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,091).

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,177
2018 value
± $3,483
1.81%
1 Year Growth
± 8.52%

Households in Mills County, IA have a median annual income of $69,177, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,949 in 2017, which represents a 1.81% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Mills County, IA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,635
$44,006
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $50,374 ± $7,648
  2. White
    $44,731 ± $967
  3. Black
    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mills County, IA is from Iowa.
0.443
2017 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.445
2016 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402.02
  2. Census Tract 402.01
  3. Census Tract 403.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mills County, IA was Census Tract 402.02 with a value of $89,792, followed by Census Tract 402.01 and Census Tract 403.02, with respective values of $78,011 and $61,964.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mills County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mills County, IA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mills County, IA is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.48k
2018 Value
± 440
0.796%
1 Year growth
± 8.18%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mills County, IA grew at a rate of 0.796%, from 7.42k employees to 7.48k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mills County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (841 people), Sales & Related Occupations (830 people), and Management Occupations (765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mills County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mills County, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (841 people), Sales & Related Occupations (830 people), and Management Occupations (765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mills County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.96 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mills County, IA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,934), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($72,222).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.48k
2018 Value
± 440
0.796%
1 Year growth
± 8.18%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mills County, IA grew at a rate of 0.796%, from 7.42k employees to 7.48k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mills County, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Retail Trade (915 people), and Manufacturing (630 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mills County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Mills County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mills County, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,337 people), Retail Trade (915 people), and Manufacturing (630 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mills County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.21 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.87 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mills County, IA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($60,648), Utilities ($59,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,091).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $24.8B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B
2015 Value in Iowa
$363B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.2B
  2. $16.1B
  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mills County, IA was $165,200 in 2018, which is 0.719 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $157,000 to $165,200, a 5.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Mills County, IA is 78%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mills County, IA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mills County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,200
2018 Median
± $6,278
$157,000
2017 Median
± $5,693

In 2018, the median property value in Mills County, IA grew to to $165,200 from the previous year's value of $157,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mills County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mills County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$69,177
Median Household Income
± $3,483
5.59k
Number of Households
± 350

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.59k households in Mills County, IA grew to $69,177 from the previous year's value of $67,949.

The following chart displays the households in Mills County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mills County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mills County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78%
2018 Homeownership
78.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78% of the housing units in Mills County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mills County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mills County, IA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Mills County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.8%
  2. Carpooled
    5.75%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mills County, IA was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.75%) and those who Worked At Home (4.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mills County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mills County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Mills County, IA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 3.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Mills County, IA see 1649 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (1483 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2495 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2139 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,649 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mills County, IA

Primary care physicians in Mills County, IA see an average of 1,649 patients per year. This represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (1,483 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mills County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Iowa
$4,076
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,702
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,317
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.57%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
3.42%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mills County, IA declined by 1.79% from 4.66% to 4.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mills County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.3% prevalence
  2. 12.6% prevalence
  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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