Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2022

62,913
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Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Pottawattamie County. With a 2020 population of 62,913, it is the 10th largest city in Iowa and the 665th largest city in the United States. Council Bluffs is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually and its population has increased by 0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,799 in 2020. Spanning over 46 miles, Council Bluffs has a population density of 1,466 people per square mile.

The average household income in Council Bluffs is $65,941 with a poverty rate of 12.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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: 91.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.55%
  • Black or African American: 2.39%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Council Bluffs, Iowa is 62,913 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 62,799.

Council Bluffs, Iowa Population 2022

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

Council Bluffs Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Council Bluffs Population by Race

Council Bluffs Population Pyramid 2022

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Council Bluffs Median Age

38.7


Total

37.4


Male

40.4


Female

Council Bluffs Adults

There are 48,474 adults, (10,511 of whom are seniors) in Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Council Bluffs Sex Ratio

Female

31,991

51.29%

Male

30,385

48.71%

Council Bluffs Population by Age

Council Bluffs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Council Bluffs Household Types

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Council Bluffs Households and Families

3.05

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Council Bluffs Households by Type

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Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 36.93%.

Council Bluffs Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,106

Average Earnings

$41,473

Average Male

$32,568

Average Female

Council Bluffs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Council Bluffs Language by Age

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Council Bluffs Language

91.79% of Council Bluffs residents speak only English, while 8.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.90% of the population.

Council Bluffs Language

Council Bluffs Poverty by Race

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12.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.41%

Male Poverty Rate

13.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Council Bluffs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Council Bluffs is Hispanic, with 23.45% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.82%.

Council Bluffs Poverty

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Council Bluffs Poverty Rate by Education

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Council Bluffs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Council Bluffs Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Council Bluffs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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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4,447

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Council Bluffs Veterans by War

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Council Bluffs Veterans by Age

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Council Bluffs Veterans by Race

Council Bluffs Veterans by Education

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3.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Council Bluffs Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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49.53%

Born in Council Bluffs

95.00%

Native Born

5.00%

Foreign Born

2.78%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.00% of Council Bluffs residents were born in the United States, with 49.53% having been born in Iowa. 2.78% 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

Council Bluffs Population by Year