Council Bluffs, IA

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Living in Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 62,799 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Council Bluffs is the seventh largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Council Bluffs was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Council Bluffs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Council Bluffs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Council Bluffs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Council Bluffs who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (9.76%), and management occupations (6.66%).

Also of interest is that Council Bluffs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Council Bluffs citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.87% of adults 25 and older in Council Bluffs have a college degree.

The per capita income in Council Bluffs in 2018 was $27,051, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,204 for a family of four. However, Council Bluffs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Council Bluffs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Council Bluffs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Council Bluffs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Council Bluffs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Council Bluffs include German, Irish, English, Danish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Council Bluffs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.