Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2020

62,289

Council Bluffs is a city located in Iowa. With a 2020 population of 62,289, it is the 10th largest city in Iowa and the 608th largest city in the United States. Council Bluffs is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,230 in 2010. Council Bluffs reached it's highest population of 62,567 in 2015. Spanning over 46 miles, Council Bluffs has a population density of 1,451 people per square mile.

The average household income in Council Bluffs is $63,412 with a poverty rate of 13.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $826 per month, and the median house value is $117,600. The median age in Council Bluffs is 37.5 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Council Bluffs Demographics

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

  • White: 91.07%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.64%
  • Black or African American: 2.02%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Council Bluffs, Iowa is 62,289, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 62,421.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 62,230.

Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020962,1609,9811.04%
2019952,1799,9811.05%
2018942,1989,9811.06%
2017932,2178,8310.95%
2016923,38610,1851.10%
2015913,2019,7391.07%
2014903,4629,5271.05%
2013893,9359,3721.05%
2012884,5638,6090.97%
2011875,9548,2810.95%
2010867,6730.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,89791.07%
Some Other Race1,8502.96%
Two or More Races1,6492.64%
Black or African American1,2622.02%
Asian5440.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2650.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.02%

Council Bluffs Population Pyramid 2020

Council Bluffs Median Age

37.5


Total

35.7


Male

39.3


Female

Council Bluffs Adults

There are 48,033 adults, (9,677 of whom are seniors) in Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Council Bluffs Sex Ratio

Female

31,783

50.87%

Male

30,695

49.13%

Council Bluffs Households and Families

Council Bluffs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Council Bluffs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All60.8%39.2%
Male53.6%46.4%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female46%54%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,8162.4360.8
Married10,3253.1879
Non Family9,7741.2347.7
Female3,4083.346
Male1,3093.1953.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Council Bluffs Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7214.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,6588.79%
High School Graduate14,12633.95%
Some College10,22124.56%
Associates Degree4,29610.32%
Bachelors Degree5,06912.18%
Graduate Degree2,5216.06%

Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White36,77032,8877,123
Hispanic3,2471,903311
Other Race996492126
Multiple Races614585123
Black56250621
Asian39836037
Native American1691248
Islander1111

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 multiple races people with a rate of 20.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,203$40,914$31,366
Less Than High School$27,545$31,910$21,097
High School Grad$32,156$37,257$24,804
Some College$35,327$42,397$29,501
Bachelors Degree$49,926$54,232$46,941
Graduate Degree$63,125$70,649$58,917

$36,203

Average Earnings

$40,914

Average Male

$31,366

Average Female

Council Bluffs Language

Council Bluffs Language by Age

Council Bluffs Language

91.21% of Council Bluffs residents speak only English, while 8.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.38% of the population.

Council Bluffs Poverty

Council Bluffs Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White51,0446,24812.24%
Hispanic6,2321,30220.89%
Other1,80156031.09%
Multiple1,58029418.61%
Black90321824.14%
Native2357431.49%
Asian514254.86%

13.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.14%

Male Poverty Rate

14.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Council Bluffs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Council Bluffs is Native, with 31.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Council Bluffs is Asian, with 4.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.34%
High School13.08%
Some College8.40%
Bachelors or Greater3.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.34%
Male Unemployed30.33%
Female Employed8.15%
Male Employed4.52%

Council Bluffs Income

Council Bluffs Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,563$63,412
Families$63,896$74,971
Married Families$76,060$85,205
Non Families$31,903$41,075

Council Bluffs Marital Status

Council Bluffs Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Council Bluffs Married by Age and Sex

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

Council Bluffs Veterans

4,503

Number of Veterans

4,341

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,604
First Gulf War834
Second Gulf War737
Korea461
World War II118
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,217
75+987
35 to 54955
55 to 64920
18 to 34424
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3239.77%
2 or More12814.83%
Hispanic892.20%
Indian145.79%
Asian132.86%
Black131.33%
Other120.99%

$Council Bluffs Veterans by Education

5.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Council Bluffs Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Council Bluffs Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.43%

Born in Iowa

94.40%

Native Born

5.60%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.40% of Council Bluffs residents were born in the United States, with 49.43% having been born in Iowa. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202062,289-66-0.11%
201962,355-66-0.11%
201862,421-3-0.00%
201762,424-66-0.11%
201662,490-77-0.12%
201562,5671770.28%
201462,3902870.46%
201362,103-40-0.06%
201262,143-358-0.57%
201162,5011260.20%
201062,3754,1070.68%
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%