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Mills County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
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|• Total||441 sq mi (1,140 km2)|
|• Land||437 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
|• Water||3.2 sq mi (8 km2) 0.7%|
|• Density||32.84/sq mi (12.681/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Mills County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 14,484. The county seat is Glenwood. 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.
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.
- Pottawattamie County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Fremont County (south)
- Cass County, Nebraska (southwest)
- Sarpy County, Nebraska (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 14,484 in the county, with a population density of 32.9065/sq mi (12.7053/km2). 95.16% of the population reported being of one race. 90.05% were non-Hispanic White, 0.53% were Black, 3.18% were Hispanic, 0.21% were Native American, 0.33% were Asian, 0.07% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 5.63% were some other race or more than one race. There were 6,110 housing units, of which 5,512 were occupied.
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.
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Mills County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|3||Tabor (mostly in Fremont County)||City||1,040|
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