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Welcome to Glenwood ...

The city of Glenwood is located in Mills County and is the County Seat for Mills County.

The location of Glenwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Glenwood has a population of 5,316 people<2> (see below for details).

Glenwood was established in 1848.

The community of Glenwood is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Glenwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Glenwood: (712)

The ZIP code for Glenwood: 51534<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glenwood had a population of 5,269 people (or 34.99% of the total population of Mills County). This makes Glenwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Glenwood represents 0.17% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,269 people, the population of Glenwood decreased 1.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,358 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Glenwood had an population of 5,316 people. This is an increase of 0.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.78% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Glenwood.

Communities near Glenwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Council Bluffs   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Pottawattamie County

Bellevue   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

Papillion   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

La Vista   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

Ralston   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Douglas County (NE)

Plattsmouth   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Glenwood

Located in Cass County (NE)

Carter Lake   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Glenwood

Located in Pottawattamie County

Malvern   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Glenwood

Tabor   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Glenwood

Located in Fremont County

Treynor   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Glenwood

Located in Pottawattamie County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Glenwood.

Communities Also Named Glenwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 89 communities that are also named Glenwood - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (4), Georgia (4), Hawaii, Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (6), Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (5), Washington (3) and West Virginia (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Glenwood.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glenwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glenwood. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenwood. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Glenwood:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glenwood ...

Looking for more information about Glenwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Glenwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Glenwood.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glenwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mills County: www.millscoia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glenwood.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glenwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Glenwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glenwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glenwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0443, Longitude: -95.7412     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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