Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2022

62,001
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Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County Iowa. Council Bluffs has a 2020 population of 62,001. It is also the county seat of Pottawattamie County. Council Bluffs is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,370 in 2010.

The average household income in Council Bluffs is $65,941 with a poverty rate of 12.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $848 per month, and the median house value is $120,100. The median age in Council Bluffs is 38.4 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Council Bluffs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Council Bluffswas:

  • White: 91.10%
  • Other race: 2.80%
  • Black or African American: 2.48%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Council Bluffs, Iowa is 62,001 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 62,001.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 62,370.

Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021966,3868,4720.88%
2020957,9148,4720.88%
2019949,4428,4720.89%
2018940,9708,9830.95%
2017931,9878,5560.92%
2016923,43110,3581.12%
2015913,0739,7381.07%
2014903,3359,4711.05%
2013893,8649,3091.04%
2012884,5558,5330.96%
2011876,0228,3510.95%
2010867,6710.00%

Council Bluffs Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,80691.10%
Some Other Race1,7492.80%
Black or African American1,5452.48%
Two or More Races1,3102.10%
Asian6361.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native2990.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.02%
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Council Bluffs Population by Race

Council Bluffs Population Pyramid $2022

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Council Bluffs Median Age

38.4


Total

36.5


Male

40.2


Female

Council Bluffs Adults

There are 48,116 adults, (9,930 of whom are seniors) in Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Council Bluffs Sex Ratio

Female

31,659

50.77%

Male

30,696

49.23%

Council Bluffs Population by Age

Council Bluffs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Council Bluffs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female46%54%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Male55.2%44.8%
All61.3%38.7%
Married79.8%20.2%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Council Bluffs Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,7122.4461.3
Married10,3513.1479.8
Non Family9,5861.2547.8
Female3,5773.2946
Male1,1983.2955.2

3.06

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Council Bluffs Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6203.87%
9th to 12th Grade3,8289.14%
High School Graduate14,04433.55%
Some College9,88723.62%
Associates Degree4,58910.96%
Bachelors Degree5,27012.59%
Graduate Degree2,6286.28%
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Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White37,02133,0577,481
Hispanic3,2091,897288
Other Race89245377
Black66760823
2+ Races49242889
Asian44340147
Native American1731154
Islander1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.21%.

Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,189$41,404$32,341
Less Than 9th Grade$29,658$33,095$22,197
High School Graduate$32,264$38,202$25,781
Some College$35,514$41,947$30,485
Bachelors Degree$51,488$56,058$48,613
Graduate Degree$63,198$64,375$62,210

$37,189

Average Earnings

$41,404

Average Male

$32,341

Average Female

Council Bluffs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Council Bluffs Language by Age

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Council Bluffs Language

91.02% of Council Bluffs residents speak only English, while 8.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.25% of the population.

Council Bluffs Language

Council Bluffs Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50,9315,98111.74%
Hispanic6,2101,37822.19%
Other505NaN%
Black1,15618716.18%
Multiple1,2521149.11%
Asian611619.98%
Native2734817.58%

12.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.53%

Male Poverty Rate

14.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Council Bluffs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Council Bluffs is Hispanic, with 22.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Council Bluffs is Multiple, with 9.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.63%.

Council Bluffs Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.71%
High School12.73%
Some College9.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%

Council Bluffs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed30.27%
Female Unemployed27.44%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed5.14%

Council Bluffs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Council Bluffs Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,524$65,941
Families$64,643$76,856
Married Families$76,322$87,602
Non Families$32,700$43,225
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Income by Household Type

Council Bluffs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Council Bluffs Married by Age and Sex

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Council Bluffs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Council Bluffs Marital Status by Race

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Council Bluffs Marital Status

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4,416

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,424
First Gulf War871
Second Gulf War725
Korea373
World War II84

Council Bluffs Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,219
55 to 64969
35 to 54946
75+929
18 to 34353

Council Bluffs Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2679.61%
2+ Races10013.85%
Hispanic671.67%
Asian224.01%
Native American145.32%
Other Race131.21%

Council Bluffs Veterans by Race

Council Bluffs Veterans by Education

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4.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Council Bluffs Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Council Bluffs Employment by Age

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Council Bluffs Employment by Race

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Council Bluffs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.07%

Born in Council Bluffs

94.47%

Native Born

5.53%

Foreign Born

3.05%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.47% of Council Bluffs residents were born in the United States, with 49.07% having been born in Iowa. 3.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Council Bluffs Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202262,001-55-0.09%
202162,056-55-0.09%
202062,111-55-0.09%
201962,166-55-0.09%
201862,221-156-0.25%
201762,377-81-0.13%
201662,458-98-0.16%
201562,5561590.25%
201462,3972800.45%
201362,117-43-0.07%
201262,160-342-0.55%
201162,5021320.21%
201062,3704,1020.68%
200058,2683,9530.70%
199054,315-2,134-0.38%
198056,449-3,899-0.67%
197060,3484,7070.82%
196055,64110,2122.05%
195045,4293,9900.92%
194041,439-609-0.15%
193042,0485,8861.52%
192036,1626,8702.13%
191029,2923,4901.28%
190025,8024,3281.85%
189021,4743,4111.74%
188018,0638,0436.07%
187010,0200.00%

Council Bluffs Population by Year