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0.14% decline
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3.48% growth
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3.13% growth
Median Property Value
0.72% growth

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The economy of Mills County, IA employs 7,311 people. The economy of Mills County, IA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.39; 2.14; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mills County, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,646), Retail trade (741), and Manufacturing (706), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,341), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,321), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,250).

Median household income in Mills County, IA is $66,203. Males in Mills County, IA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,194. The income inequality of Mills County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mills County, IA. In Mills County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,791. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Mills County, IA is home to a population of 14,841 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mills County, IA is composed of 14,061 White residents (94.7%), 408 Hispanic residents (2.75%), 121 Native residents (0.82%), 118 Two+ residents (0.8%), and 111 Black residents (0.75%). The most common foreign languages in Mills County, IA are Spanish (164 speakers), German (50 speakers), and French (35 speakers), but compared to other places, Mills County, IA has a relative high number of German (50 speakers), Scandinavian (6 speakers), and French (35 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA awarded 1,277 degrees. The student population of Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA is skewed towards females, with 507 male students and 770 female students. Most students in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are White (1,031 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 6.19%), Hispanic or Latino (71 and 5.56%), and Unknown (32 and 2.51%). The largest universities in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA by number of graduates are Iowa Western Community College (1,254 and 98.2%), E Q School of Hair Design (23 and 1.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (481 and 37.7%), Registered Nursing (150 and 11.7%), and Dental Hygiene (27 and 2.11%). The median tuition costs in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mills County, IA is $154,200, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $153,100 to $154,200, a 0.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Mills County, IA is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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