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Overview

Introduction to Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie county, is located 4 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The people of the city are in the Omaha metropolitan area.

Council Bluffs History

Council Bluffs was named after the 1804 meeting between Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Otoe tribe. The present day City of Council Bluffs was the area that occupied the northwestern Mills County across the Missouri River. The first settlers in this city were Sauganash's band of Potawatomi. The Chicago and North Western Railway first arrived in the city in 1867. It became a major railroad station in 1872.

Council Bluffs and nearby Attractions

  • Bluffs Run Casino RV Park
  • Woodbury Hills Shopping Center
  • Lincolns Visit to Council Bluffs Historical Marker
  • Discovery Park
  • Aladdin's Castle

Things To Do In Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs’ residents love to shop at the Woodbury Hills Shopping Center. The parks that can be visited by the tourists include Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Discovery Park, and Lake Manawa State Park. Amusement parks like the Aladdin's Castle and the Metro Paintball Games make for great family visits. RailsWest Railroad Museum is another popular place that tourists love to visit. Council Bluffs host festivals like the WestFair, Winter Film Festival, and the Ribfest.

Council Bluffs Transportation

One can avail flights from Eppley Airfield.

Council Bluffs Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are offered by Iowa Western Community College, Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital - School Of Radiologic Technology, and Key Real Estate School.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,326
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+30,328
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$33,419
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,257

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,056
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$781
Median House Value$113,500

Ancestry

German30.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Irish14.1%
English11.7%
Danishn3.9%
Norwegian2.8%
Swedish2.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.7%
Czech1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Council Bluffs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pottawattamie County
Standard Zip Codes51503, 51501
P.O. Box Zip Codes51502
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.24
Approximate Longitude-95.85

Council Bluffs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationBLAIR
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches
StationFREMONT
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip29.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carter Lake3,765$61,014
Crescent522$85,833
Glenwood5,233$80,273
Silver City224$82,917
Treynor957$76,250
Underwood808$79,375

Council Bluffs Public Libraries

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 WILLOW AVE
Council Bluffs, Iowa
(712) 323-7553

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Council Bluffs Hospitals

Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
933 East Pierce
(712) 328-6000
Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 Mercy Drive
(712) 328-5000

Council Bluffs Public Schools

Bloomer Elementary School
210 S 7th Street
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
E A Kreft Primary School
3206 Renner Dr.
ZIP: 51501
(712) 366-8292
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Edison Elementary School
2218 3rd Avenue
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6516
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Franklin Elementary School
3130 Ave C
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6469
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Longfellow Elementary School
2011 S 10th St
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6522
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Roosevelt Elementary School
517 N 17th St
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6528
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Rue Elementary School
3326 6th Avenue
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Thomas Jefferson High School
2501 W Broadway
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6493
High
Total Enrollment 1278
Walnut Grove Elementary School
2920 Ave J
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6525
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
712 N 21st St
ZIP: 51501
(712) 328-6476
Middle
Total Enrollment 908
Abraham Lincoln High School
1205 Bonham Ave
ZIP: 51503
(712) 328-6481
High
Total Enrollment 1290
College View Elementary
1225 College Road
ZIP: 51503
(712) 328-6452
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Gerald W Kirn Middle School
100 North Ave
ZIP: 51503
(712) 328-6454
Middle
Total Enrollment 986
Hoover Elementary School
1205 North Broadway
ZIP: 51503
(712) 328-6537
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
1603 Grand Ave
ZIP: 51503
(712) 328-6471
Primary
Total Enrollment 207
Lewis Central Middle School
3820 Harry Langdon Blvd.
ZIP: 51503
(712) 366-8252
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Lewis Central Senior High School
3504 Harry Langdon Blvd.
ZIP: 51503
(712) 366-8322
High
Total Enrollment 968
Titan Hill Intermediate School
4125 Harry Langdon Blvd.
ZIP: 51503
(712) 366-8289
Primary
Total Enrollment 914

Council Bluffs Private Schools

Heartland Christian School
400 Wright Rd
ZIP: 51501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
Bridgewood Education
525 Woodbury Ave
ZIP: 51503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Montessori Childrens House
400 Cloverdale Dr
ZIP: 51503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Albert Catholic Schools
400 Gleason Ave
ZIP: 51503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 688
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