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 tenth largest community in Iowa. Council Bluffs has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Council Bluffs who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (10.27%), and management occupations (6.80%).

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 percentage of adults in Council Bluffs who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.49% of the adults in Council Bluffs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Council Bluffs in 2018 was $27,489, 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 $109,956 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 10.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Council Bluffs include German, Irish, English, Danish, and Norwegian.

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