Council Bluffs, Iowa 

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Population

62,216

+1.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$45,204

Median Home Price

$157,500

Median Age

37.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Mid-sized-city complex - Extreme eastern Nebraska along Missouri River at Iowa border. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Council Bluffs, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Iowa
County: Pottawattamie County
Metro Area: Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area
City: Council Bluffs
Zip Codes: 51503 51501
Cost of Living: -15.4% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 982 ft above sea level
Council Bluffs, IA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Stable economy
Cost of living
Arts and culture
Cons
Entertainment
Outdoor recreation
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area

This metropolitan area includes Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, and Council Bluffs, a more industrial city on the Iowa bank of the Missouri River. As a gateway to the Great Plains, Omaha is historically a world-class livestock, meat packing, and grain-shipping city. The city has always been a gateway and transportation center, starting with the Lewis and Clark expedition and later as the eastern terminus of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad. Today the city’s diverse economy includes food production and insurance- Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Company have headquarters here. Led by Mr. Buffett, Omaha reportedly has more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Council Bluffs is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Council Bluffs jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Council Bluffs's cost of living is 15.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Council Bluffs's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Council Bluffs, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Pottawattamie county remained very strongly Republican, 57.4% to 40.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Council Bluffs's population is 62,216 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Council Bluffs is Real Estate: $157,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

SCHOOLS
Council Bluffs public schools spend $12,546 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Council Bluffs. More Education



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Housing Market in Council Bluffs

It's a good time to buy in Council Bluffs. Home Appreciation is up 11.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Council Bluffs is $157,500.
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Reviews for Council Bluffs   4 Reviews
Nothing to write home about - 2/28/2022
It's an okay city. Nothing special really. All the fun things to do and good restaurants are across the river in Omaha. I will say CB has some pretty good recreational... Read More

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Hidden Gem - 1/16/2016
Quietly over the years this community has taken untold amounts of riverfront casino tax dollars and converted them into hundreds and hundreds of community improvement... Read More

low - 3/12/2010
here in council bluffs iowa, we have low crime rate. There have been an increase in shopping areas in the last 2 years and lots of new resturants and three casinos. It... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA
51503 51501

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