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Population (year 2000): 58,268. Estimated population in July 2005: 59,568 (+2.2% change)
Males: 28,194 (48.4%), Females: 30,074 (51.6%)

Pottawattamie County

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Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $36,221 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,200 (year 2000)

Council Bluffs, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Council Bluffs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (31.5%), Irish (17.2%), English (10.1%), United States (6.0%), Danish (5.4%), French (3.4%).

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Elevation: 986 feet

Land area: 37.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Council Bluffs

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Council Bluffs city

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,456 (+6.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (10.4 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (563.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake, IA (4.5 miles Carter IA (7.6 miles Crescent, NE Bellevue, (8.2 miles NE Omaha, (10.4 miles AFB, NE (10.7 miles Offutt NE (12.5 miles Ralston, Vista, NE (13.1 miles La McClelland, IA (13.3 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 150 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 1997: 143 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1998: 165 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 156 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2001: 201 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 165 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2003: 184 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2004: 227 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2005: 303 buildings, average cost: $110,300

Latitude: 41.25 N, Longitude: 95.86 W

Area code: 712


Council Bluffs, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (13.2%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,228 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,410 (50.7%)


 

Crime in Council Bluffs by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 7 2 3 5 2
    per 100,000 5.1 12.0 3.4 5.1 8.6 3.4
Rapes 82 73 61 68 71 88
    per 100,000 140.7 125.3 104.7 116.7 121.9 151.0
Robberies 69 95 80 78 78 68
    per 100,000 118.4 163.0 137.3 133.9 133.9 116.7
Assaults 368 316 313 372 343 409
    per 100,000 631.6 542.3 537.2 638.4 588.7 701.9
Burglaries 807 796 690 941 1,005 1,014
    per 100,000 1385.0 1366.1 1184.2 1615.0 1724.8 1740.2
Thefts 3,266 3,895 4,005 4,641 4,271 3,463
    per 100,000 5605.1 6684.6 6873.4 7964.9 7329.9 5943.2
Auto thefts 567 605 659 762 862 751
    per 100,000 973.1 1038.3 1131.0 1307.8 1479.4 1288.9
622.3 665.6 642.2 755.9 747.5 701.9


Average climate in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Council Bluffs-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Council Bluffs city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category 4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Ida Genung - (1848-1933), gardening and gunnery expert, Jon Lieber - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, born: Apr 2, 1970), David Yost - actor, Charles Kinney - College football player (Northern Iowa Panthers), James Smith - College football player (Iowa State Cyclones), John Turek - College basketball player (Nebraska Cornhuskers), Matt O'Connor - College basketball player (Wofford Terriers).


Main business address for: ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE COMPANIES INC (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Council Bluffs:
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL (800 MERCY DR BOX 1-C)
  • JENNIE EDMUNDSON HOSPITAL (933 EAST PIERCE STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Council Bluffs:
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; OMAHA, NE)
  • BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; OMAHA, NE)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (about 8 miles; OMAHA, NE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Council Bluffs:
  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 4 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: OMA)
  • LINCOLN MUNI (about 68 miles; LINCOLN, NE; ID: LNK)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 87 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; ID: SUX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Council Bluffs:
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS MUNI (about 8 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; ID: CBF)
  • NORTH OMAHA (about 14 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: 3NO)
  • MILLARD (about 18 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: MLE)

Amtrak station near Council Bluffs:
  • 5 miles: OMAHA (1003 S. 9TH ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 14 $37,647 $32,268 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $23,814 $31,752 1 $2,232
Sewerage 52 $154,579 $35,672 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 28 $89,543 $38,375 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $31,490 $41,986 1 $974
Local Libraries 21 $57,183 $32,676 24 $10,612
Other and Unallocable 28 $97,784 $41,907 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 118 $507,869 $51,647 0 $0
Health 11 $35,406 $38,624 5 $8,086
Firefighters 113 $435,312 $46,227 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,971 $35,652 0 $0
Streets and Highways 40 $125,478 $37,643 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $26,386 $52,772 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $51,797 $56,505 1 $1,483
Financial Administration 14 $43,401 $37,200 0 $0
Police - Other 18 $42,819 $28,546 8 $11,663
Totals for Government 493 $1,763,480 $42,924 40 $35,050


Colleges/Universities in Council Bluffs:
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,840; Location: 2700 COLLEGE RD BOX 4C; Public; Website: iwcc.cc.ia.us)
  • E Q SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 536 W BROADWAY; Private, for-profit)
  • KEY REAL ESTATE SCHOOL (Location: 501 S MAIN; Private, for-profit)
  • JENNIE EDMUNDSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-SCH OF RAD TECH (Location: 933 E PIERCE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Council Bluffs:
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 8 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,175)
  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 22 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 2,448)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 65 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 19,806)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 66 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 5,137)
Public high schools in Council Bluffs:
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,450; Location: 1205 BONHAM AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,173; Location: 2501 W BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LEWIS CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 3525 HIGHWAY 275; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KANESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 807 AVE G; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TUCKER CENTER FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Location: 815 N 18TH ST; Grades: 11 - 12)
Private high schools in Council Bluffs:
  • ST ALBERT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 400 GLEASON AVENUE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • LOESS HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 2755 AVENUE N; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRIST SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 2111 23RD AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 2701 AVENUE N; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Council Bluffs:
  • GERALD W KIRN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 100 NORTH AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WOODROW WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 682; Location: 712 N 21ST ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LEWIS CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 3601 HWY 275; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • E A KREFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 3206 RENNER DR.; Grades: PK - 02)
  • BLOOMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 210 S 7TH STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 3130 AVE C; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 1205 NORTH BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 517 N 17TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 2011 S 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WALNUT GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 2920 AVE J; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Council Bluffs:
  • ST ALBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 2912 9TH AVE; Grades: KG - 3)
  • ST ALBERT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 3330 FOURTH AVENUE; Grades: 4 - 6)
Library in Council Bluffs:
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,460,761; Location: 400 WILLOW AVE.; 138,961 books; 4,218 audio materials; 2,833 video materials; 332 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Council Bluffs: Kanesville Tabernacle and Visitor Center (A), Lakeshore Country Club (B), Tomes County Club Acres (C), Agri Grain Marketing Elevator (D), Madison Shoppes (E), Sherwood Plaza (F), Mall of the Bluffs (G), Scottswood (H), Manawa Power Centre (I), Bartlett and Company Grain Elevator (J), Sundel Plaza (K), Dodge Park Golf Course (L), Council Bluffs Drive-In-Theatre (M), Bluffs Northway (N), Bluffs Run Casino RV Park (O), Fox Run Golf Course (P), Peavey Grain Company Elevator (Q), Broadway Plaza (R), Westwood Golf Course (S), Childrens Square USA (T).

Shopping Center: Woodbury Hills Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Council Bluffs include: Epworth United Methodist Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (D), Twin Cities Church (E), Open Door Baptist Church (F), Salvation Army Church (G), Faith Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Cedar Lawn Cemetery (1), Walnut Hill Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph Cemetery (5), Green Valley Cemetery (6), Ridgewood Cemetery (7).

Lake: Manawa, Lake (A).

Creeks: Indian Creek (A), Mosquito Creek (B).

Parks in Council Bluffs include: Lincolns Visit to Council Bluffs Historical Marker (1), Longs Landing County Park (2), Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park (3), Roberts Park (4), Lake Manawa State Park (5), Lincoln Park (6), Malmare Park (7), Discovery Park (8), Manawa City Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Council Bluffs compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Council Bluffs:
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHLP (1420 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Council Bluffs:
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCTY-FM (106.9 FM; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: PLATTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Council Bluffs:
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K52GP (Channel 52; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: DOUGLAS SHELDAHL)
  • K54GL (Channel 54; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KBIN-TV (Channel 32; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K53EY (Channel 53; OMAHA, NE; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)

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