Council Bluffs Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Council Bluffs: City in Iowa

About

Council Bluffs is a city located in the county of Pottawattamie in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 62,230 and a population density of 528 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 62,216 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1853.

Council Bluffs Quick Facts

Population : 62,216 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Pottawattamie County
Postal code : 51501–51503
Phone Area Codes : 712
Area : 117.91 km2
Named for : Thomas L. Kane
Altitude : 1,089 feet / 332 meters
Capital city : Council Bluffs is capital of Pottawattamie County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:28:26 (24th May 2022)
Density : 528 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.02% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Council Bluffs is located at 41°15'43"N 95°51'39"W (41.2619400, -95.8608300).

Council Bluffs map

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Council Bluffs decreased by 0.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 58,268 - census
2010 62,230 6.37% census
2011 62,502 0.44% estimation process
2012 62,160 -0.55% estimation process
2013 62,117 -0.07% estimation process
2014 62,397 0.45% estimation process
2015 62,556 0.25% estimation process
2016 62,458 -0.16% estimation process
2017 62,377 -0.13% estimation process
2018 62,221 -0.25% estimation process
2019 62,166 -0.09% estimation process
2020 62,216 0.08% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,706
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,781
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,487
April 1, 2010 Population : 5,778
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.4%
People over 65 (%) : 12.2%
Female persons, % : 49.9%
White only, percent : 94.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 1.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 88.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 317
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 90.6%

Council Bluffs zip code is 51501. County name: Pottawattamie, County fips: 19155

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 90.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $302,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,361
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $1,031
2015-2019 median gross rent : -
2015-2019 Households : 1,875
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.99
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 98.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 97.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 97.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 73.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 69.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,791
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,624
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 325,041
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 41,035
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,120
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 35.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $123,150
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $47,587
Percentage of people living in poverty : 1.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 600
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 345
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 174
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 566
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 44
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 509
2010 population per square mile : 665.5
2010 land area in square miles : 8.68
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 31,945
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $251,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,393
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $458
2015-2019 median gross rent : $924
Permits for construction, 2020 : 250
2015-2019 Households : 21,298
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.25
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 216,441
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 169,378
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 579,399
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 580,765
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,584
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,882
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,861
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.6%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 1,571
2019 total employment : 14,815
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 521,705
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.1%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 3,607
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 4,827
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,413
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,481
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 384
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,114
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 438
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,992
2010 population per square mile : 47.0
2010 land area in square miles : 979.77

People born in Council Bluffs (82)

People born in Council Bluffs, including musician John Kadlecik, Catholic bishop Vincent J. McCauley, musician Addison Farmer, .

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Schools in Council Bluffs

College & universities near Council Bluffs, IA

Code Name City ZIP
154466 E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs (IA) 51501
153630 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs (IA) 51503-1057
181002 Creighton University Omaha (NE) 68178
181428 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha (NE) 68198-7815
180832 Clarkson College Omaha (NE) 68131-2739

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Council Bluffs, IA

Code Name Address Type
OMA Omaha 1003 S. 9th Street RAIL
LNK Lincoln 201 North 7th St. RAIL

Post offices near Council Bluffs

Post Office Name City ZIP
Council Blu Post Office Council Bluffs (IA) 51503
Postal Emporium Post Office Omaha (NE) 68102
Main Office Retail Post Office Omaha (NE) 68108
Leavenworth Post Office Omaha (NE) 68108
South Omaha Post Office Omaha (NE) 68107

Other cities in Pottawattamie County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Pottawattamie County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Carter Lake 3,793 City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Avoca 1,537 City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States of America
Treynor 967 Human settlement in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States of America
Underwood 965 City in Iowa
Neola 890 Human settlement in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States of America
Carson 813 City in Iowa, United States
Walnut 768 Town in Iowa
Crescent 618 Human settlement in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States of America
Minden 597 City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Macedonia 243 City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Hancock 196 City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
McClelland 155 City in Iowa

Distance to Other Cities

Council Bluffs distances to largest Iowa cities