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Population
62,326
0.03% growth
Median Age
37
Median Household Income
$47,097
3.39% growth
Poverty Rate
14.8%
Number of Employees
30,758
0.75% growth
Median Property Value
$113,500
1.43% growth

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Economy

The economy of Council Bluffs, IA employs 30,758 people. The economy of Council Bluffs, IA is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale trade; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.4; 1.37; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Council Bluffs, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,030), Retail trade (4,080), and Manufacturing (3,595), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,607), Transportation & Warehousing ($44,635), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,286).

Median household income in Council Bluffs, IA is $47,097. Males in Council Bluffs, IA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,194. The income inequality of Council Bluffs, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Council Bluffs, IA. In Pottawattamie County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,588. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Council Bluffs, IA is from the county of Pottawattamie County, IA.

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Diversity

Council Bluffs, IA is home to a population of 62,326 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Council Bluffs, IA is composed of 52,968 White residents (85%), 6,207 Hispanic residents (10%), 1,214 Black residents (1.95%), 1,164 Two+ residents (1.87%), and 565 Asian residents (0.91%). The most common foreign languages in Council Bluffs, IA are Spanish (4,058 speakers), French (167 speakers), and Tagalog (140 speakers), but compared to other places, Council Bluffs, IA has a relative high number of Other Slavic (59 speakers), French (167 speakers), and German (98 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Council Bluffs, IA awarded 1,277 degrees. The student population of Council Bluffs, IA is skewed towards females, with 507 male students and 770 female students. Most students in Council Bluffs, IA are White (1,031 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 6.19%), Hispanic or Latino (71 and 5.56%), and Unknown (32 and 2.51%). The largest universities in Council Bluffs, IA by number of graduates are Iowa Western Community College (1,254 and 98.2%), E Q School of Hair Design (23 and 1.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Council Bluffs, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (481 and 37.7%), Registered Nursing (150 and 11.7%), and Dental Hygiene (27 and 2.11%). The median tuition costs in Council Bluffs, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Council Bluffs, IA is $113,500, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,900 to $113,500, a 1.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Council Bluffs, IA is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Council Bluffs, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Council Bluffs, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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