Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 61,969 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 30,208  (48.7%)
Females: 31,761  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51501, 51503.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,894 (it was $36,221 in 2000)
Council Bluffs:

$43,894
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,725 (it was $18,143 in 2000)

Council Bluffs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,025 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Council Bluffs:

$108,025
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $125,382; Detached houses: $128,419; Townhouses or other attached units: $204,877; In 2-unit structures: $128,352; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,351; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,183; Mobile homes: $26,880

Median gross rent in 2013: $724.

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  • Races in Council Bluffs, IA (2013)

    Council Bluffs races chart
    • 54,03486.9%White alone
    • 5,4148.7%Hispanic
    • 1,1221.8%Black alone
    • 1,0771.7%Two or more races
    • 2960.5%Asian alone
    • 1790.3%American Indian alone
    • 200.03%Other race alone
    • 100.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Council Bluffs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Council Bluffs: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), Irish (13.9%), English (9.6%), United States (4.1%), Danish (4.0%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/19/1853

Elevation: 986 feet

Land area: 37.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,658 people per square mile   (low).

Council Bluffs,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Council Bluffs:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Council Bluffs city:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

1,529 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

2.6%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 248 registered sex offenders living in Council Bluffs, Iowa as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Council Bluffs to the number of sex offenders is 250 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,066 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,224 (1.9%)

Council Bluffs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (7.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (425.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Carter Lake, IA (1.9 miles ), Bellevue, NE (2.8 miles ), Crescent, IA (2.8 miles ), Omaha, NE (2.8 miles ), Weston, IA (3.0 miles) , Ralston, NE (3.1 miles ), Offutt AFB, NE (3.2 miles ), La Vista, NE (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 143 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1998: 165 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 156 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2001: 201 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 165 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2003: 184 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2004: 227 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2005: 303 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2006: 253 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2007: 170 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2008: 122 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2009: 129 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2010: 114 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2011: 100 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $175,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.25 N, Longitude: 95.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,576 (+4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,573 (49.9%)

Area code: 712

Council Bluffs household income distribution Council Bluffs home values distribution

Crime rates in Council Bluffs by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 2352022321410
per 100,000 3.45.18.53.40.03.33.35.03.41.66.41.60.0
Rapes 61687188616876686660696775
per 100,000 104.8116.3120.8149.5102.4113.6125.6113.1110.698.1110.3106.8120.9
Robberies 80787868797278669777618180
per 100,000 137.4133.4132.7115.5132.6120.2128.9109.8162.6125.997.5129.2129.0
Assaults 313372343409585397299278362498522595429
per 100,000 537.8636.2583.5694.8981.8662.9494.0462.5606.7814.0834.5948.8691.7
Burglaries 6909411,0051,0141,034878878866818801980970947
per 100,000 1,185.51,609.21,709.61,722.61,735.31,466.21,450.51,440.71,370.91,309.21,566.61,546.91,526.9
Thefts 4,0054,6414,2713,4633,4353,1373,2882,9573,1292,4122,7762,8473,126
per 100,000 6,880.97,936.77,265.35,883.25,764.85,238.55,431.94,919.55,243.93,942.44,437.64,540.15,040.2
Auto thefts 659762862751676633532414458433495473541
per 100,000 1,132.21,303.11,466.31,275.81,134.51,057.0878.9688.8767.6707.7791.3754.3872.3
Arson 38393144343944544531354328
per 100,000 65.366.752.774.757.165.172.789.875.450.755.968.645.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 706.9826.6819.2778.4781.4680.8650.7594.3649.5604.1665.1685.4669.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Council Bluffs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 131 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.71

Council Bluffs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,456 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Council Bluffs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Council Bluffs-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Council Bluffs city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Council Bluffs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from Council Bluffs center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 272.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from Council Bluffs center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pottawattamie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Council Bluffs topographic map

Birthplace of: John S. McCain, Jr. - Admiral, Lee De Forest - Inventor, Sam Brown (activist) - Diplomat, Ted Vogt - Arizona lawyer and politician, Jack Daniels (politician) - State Representative, Art Farmer - Jazz musician, George Hauser - Football player and coach, Harry Langdon - Film actor, Christian Beranek - Graphic novelist, Don Chandler - College football player.

Main business address for: ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE COMPANIES INC (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).

Hospitals in Council Bluffs:

  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 800 MERCY DRIVE)
  • ASERA CARE HOSPICE (508 EAST BROADWAY)
  • HOSPICE OF THE MIDLANDS (800 MERCY DRIVE PO BOX 1C)
  • JENNIE EDMUNDSON HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 933 EAST PIERCE STREET)
  • REM IOWA-NORTH 35TH STREET (712 NORTH 35TH STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Council Bluffs:

  • COUNCIL BLUFFS DIALYSIS CENTER (300 W BROADWAY SUITE 150)

Nursing Homes in Council Bluffs:

  • BETHANY LUTHERAN HOME (SEVEN ELLIOTT STREET)
  • MIDLANDS LIVING CENTER L L C (2452 NORTH BROADWAY)
  • NORTH CREST LIVING CENTER (34 NORTHCREST DRIVE)
  • REGENCY REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (1600 MCPHERSON)
  • RISEN SON CHRISTIAN VILLAGE (3000 RISEN SON BOULEVARD)

Airports and heliports located in Council Bluffs:

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Amtrak station near Council Bluffs:

  • 4 miles: OMAHA (1003 S. 9TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Operable nuclear power plant near Council Bluffs:

  • 17 miles: Fort Calhoun in Fort Calhoun, NE.

Colleges/Universities in Council Bluffs:

  • Iowa Western Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,344; Location: 2700 College Rd; Public; Website: www.iwcc.edu/)
  • E Q School of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 86; Location: 536 W Broadway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.eqschool.net)
  • Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus (Location: 1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750; Private, for-profit; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Council Bluffs:

  • Creighton University (about 5 miles; Omaha, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 6 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 7 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Bellevue University (about 8 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 8 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 51 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 51 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Public high schools in Council Bluffs:

Private high schools in Council Bluffs:

  • ST ALBERT JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 400 GLEASON AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 400 WRIGHT RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Council Bluffs:

Private elementary/middle schools in Council Bluffs:

  • ST ALBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-PRIMARY BUILDING (Students: 299; Location: 2912 9TH AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • ST ALBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-INTERMEDIATE BLDG (Students: 165; Location: 400 GLEASON AVE; Grades: 4 - 6)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN INTERPARISH SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 1500 N 16TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Council Bluffs, map of school districts: LEWIS CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNCIL BLUFFS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Council Bluffs:

  • COUNCIL BLUFFS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,644,104; Location: 400 WILLOW AVE; 160,466 books; 6,718 audio materials; 5,234 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 257 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) is in fact owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc.
  • Randy Harold Points winner of 3 medals at The World Games in Athens, Greece 2004, inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2004.

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Notable locations in Council Bluffs: Scottswood (A), Tomes County Club Acres (B), Westwood Golf Course (C), Dodge Park Golf Course (D), Lakeshore Country Club (E), Fox Run Golf Course (F), Kanesville Tabernacle and Visitor Center (G), Madison Shoppes (H), Childrens Square USA (I), Agri Grain Marketing Elevator (J), Bartlett and Company Grain Elevator (K), Peavey Grain Company Elevator (L), Council Bluffs Drive-In-Theatre (M), Sundel Plaza (N), Bluffs Northway (O), Broadway Plaza (P), Sherwood Plaza (Q), Manawa Power Centre (R), Mall of the Bluffs (S), Bluffs Run Casino RV Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Woodbury Hills Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Council Bluffs: ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE COMPANIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Council Bluffs include: Loess Hills Church (A), Tabernacle Baptist Church (B), First Church of the Nazarene (C), Broadway Christian Church - Disciples of Christ (D), Holy Family Church (E), Epworth United Methodist Church (F), Dodge Memorial Congregational Church (G), El Bethel Assembly of God Church (H), Council Bluffs Bible Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ridgewood Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2), Cedar Lawn Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Green Valley Cemetery (5), Walnut Hill Cemetery (6), Memorial Park Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Manawa (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mosquito Creek (A), Indian Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Council Bluffs include: Roberts Park (1), Bayliss Park (2), Big Lake Park (3), Cochran Park (4), Cook Park (5), Dodge Park (6), Friendship Park (7), Narrows River Access County Park (8), Playland Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Confederate Air Force (Museums; Co Boulevard Apt) (1), Dodge House Historic General (Museums; 605 South 3rd Street) (2), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Kanesville Tabernacle (Historical Places & Services; 222 East Broadway) (3), Child Connect (Historical Places & Services; North 6th & Avenue East) (4), Pottawattamie County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 226 Pearl Street) (5), Railswest Railroad Museum & Ho Model Railroad (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 16 Avenue & S Main Street) (6), Metro Paintball Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 20595 McPherson Avenue) (7), Aladdin's Castle (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1751 Madison Ave # 420) (8), Squirrel Cage Jail (226 Pearl Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (2200 River Road) (1), Country Inn-Stes Council Bluff (17 Arena Way) (2), Hampton Inn Council Bluffs At Ameristar (2200 River Rd # C) (3), Bluff Run Casino (2701 23rd Ave) (4), Super 7 Inn (1846 N 16th St) (5), Western Inn (1842 Madison Avenue) (6), Comfort Suites Council Bluffs (1801 South 35th Street) (7), Super 8 Motel (2712 South 24th Street) (8), Econo Lodge (3208 S 7th St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Pottawattamie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 92.1. This is worse than average.

City:

92.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.207. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.207
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.36. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.36
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0298. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0298
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Council Bluffs and their reported violations in the past:

COUNCIL BLUFFS WATER WORKS (Population served: 63,783, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-13-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2008)
WESTFAIR (Population served: 301, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2009), St BCA signed (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009), St BCA signed (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-20-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009), St BCA signed (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ROMANTIX INC (Address: 50662 189TH ST , Population served: 204, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ST PAULS EVANGELICAL COUNTRY CHURCH (Address: 11053 DUMFRIES AVE , Population served: 178, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LEWIS AND CLARK MONUMENT (Address: 209 PEARL ST , Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (Address: 19201 BUNGE AVE , Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
LIVING HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Address: 15101 HOPE LANE , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TOWN & COUNTRY AQUA CLUB (Address: 21173 GREENVEW RD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 43.4% for other race residents, 43.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Council Bluffs in 2010:

  • 782 people in college/university student housing
  • 440 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 203 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 159 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 71 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Council Bluffs in 2000:

  • 432 people in nursing homes
  • 324 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 198 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 88 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 68 people in halfway houses
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Council Bluffs, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Council Bluffs compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Mid-America Center. Capacity: 9,000.

Banks with most branches in Council Bluffs (2011 data):

  • American National Bank: Patio East Branch, West Broadway Branch, Midtown Branch, Bennett Branch, Patio West Branch. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $1,928.1 mil, Deposits: $1,460.0 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: American National Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Manawa Branch, Council Bluffs Main Branch, Westside Branch, Council Bluffs Mall Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Carroll County State Bank: Council Bluffs Madison Branch, Council Bluffs Savings Bank, Council Bluffs Branch. Info updated 2011/05/17: Bank assets: $352.9 mil, Deposits: $304.3 mil, headquarters in Carroll, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Frontier Savings Bank: Expressway Branch at 509 23rd Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/28; at 940 Valley View Drive, branch established on 2000/03/20. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $32.5 mil, Deposits: $28.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Glenwood Bancorporation
  • Great Western Bank: 1707 Madison Ave Branch at 1707 Madison Ave, branch established on 1998/12/18; 509 W Broadway Branch at 509 W. Broadway, branch established on 1998/12/18. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Midstates Bank, National Association: at 1851 Madison Avenue, Suite 17, branch established on 1913/01/01; Council Bluffs Branch at 35 Main Place, Suite 50, branch established on 2007/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $335.1 mil, Deposits: $230.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Midstates Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Lake Manawa - Council Bluffs at 531 30th Avenue, branch established on 2004/11/08. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Treynor State Bank: Hy-Vee Madison Avenue Branch at 1745 Madison Avenue, branch established on 2005/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $219.8 mil, Deposits: $167.1 mil, headquarters in Treynor, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Treynor Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Metro Crossing Branch at 3815 Denmark Drive, branch established on 2008/07/28. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Council Bluffs, Iowa:

  • Days Inn Council Bluffs, 3619 9TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 323-2200, Fax: (712) 322-2370
  • Americinn Council Bluffs, 1000 Woodbury Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 , Phone: (712) 322-8400, Fax: (712) 322-4022
  • Travelodge, 2325 Ave N, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 328-3881, Fax: (712) 328-1084
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 3537 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 328-3171, Fax: (712) 328-2205
  • American Inn, 2717 S 24TH St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 328-8899, Fax: (712) 328-6883
  • Super 8 Motel, 2712 S 24TH St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 322-2888
  • Western Inn, 1842 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 , Phone: (712) 322-4499, Fax: (712) 322-4499
  • Willows Motel, 3802 Wsobr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 , Phone: (712) 366-9950
  • 14 other hotels and motels
All 22 fire-safe hotels and motels in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Council Bluffs travel time to work - commute Council Bluffs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Council Bluffs city (based on Pottawattamie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,43043
Evangelical Protestant11,36956
Catholic8,9479
Other2,3849
Orthodox801
None56,948-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Pottawattamie County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pottawattamie County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Pottawattamie County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pottawattamie County:

29.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$72,663$67,0745$12,928
Other Government Administration 14$107,849$92,4423$3,253
Judicial and Legal 4$29,624$88,8720$0
Police Protection - Officers 84$588,108$84,0150$0
Police - Other 15$57,690$46,15220$25,576
Firefighters 79$495,480$75,2630$0
Fire - Other 1$4,004$48,0480$0
Streets and Highways 33$169,054$61,4740$0
Welfare 11$50,722$55,3330$0
Health 9$52,038$69,3848$13,268
Solid Waste Management 30$131,901$52,7600$0
Sewerage 36$173,551$57,8500$0
Parks and Recreation 44$236,968$64,6280$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 22$131,991$71,9953$2,139
Local Libraries 28$124,736$53,4580$0
Totals for Government 423$2,426,379$68,83339$57,164

Council Bluffs government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $19,009,000 ($306.75)
    Water Utilities: $4,867,000 ($78.54)
    Regular Highways: $341,000 ($5.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,584,000 ($203.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,070,000 ($146.36)
    General - Other: $8,406,000 ($135.65)
    Water Utilities: $6,567,000 ($105.97)
    Sewerage: $4,158,000 ($67.10)
    Regular Highways: $4,078,000 ($65.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,580,000 ($57.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,430,000 ($55.35)
    Libraries: $1,434,000 ($23.14)
    Financial Administration: $1,206,000 ($19.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,155,000 ($18.64)
    Health - Other: $888,000 ($14.33)
    Central Staff Services: $509,000 ($8.21)
    General Public Buildings: $411,000 ($6.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $298,000 ($4.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000 ($4.29)
    Parking Facilities: $82,000 ($1.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $34,000 ($0.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000 ($0.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,560,000 ($57.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections - Other: $160,000 ($2.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,534,000 ($40.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,447,000 ($23.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $721,000 ($11.63)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($4.10)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($1.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($1.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($0.81)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($0.45)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.06)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.06)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,098,000 ($388.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $122,000 ($1.97)

Council Bluffs government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,363,000 ($86.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,895,000 ($46.72)
    All Other: $1,953,000 ($31.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,168,000 ($18.85)
    Parking Facilities: $201,000 ($3.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000 ($2.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,046,000 ($97.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,711,000 ($27.61)
    General Local Government Support: $53,000 ($0.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $533,000 ($8.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,480,000 ($136.84)
    Interest Earnings: $2,496,000 ($40.28)
    Sale of Property: $1,854,000 ($29.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $551,000 ($8.89)
    Rents: $237,000 ($3.82)
    Special Assessments: $115,000 ($1.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,169,000 ($147.96)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($0.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,084,000 ($82.04)
    Highways: $4,879,000 ($78.73)
    All Other: $1,028,000 ($16.59)
  • Tax - Property: $29,613,000 ($477.87)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,012,000 ($129.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,916,000 ($47.06)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,063,000 ($33.29)
    Other License: $1,049,000 ($16.93)

Council Bluffs government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,128,000 ($970.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,893,000 ($950.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,660,000 ($268.84)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $15,480,000 ($249.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,445,000 ($184.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,210,000 ($164.76)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,180,000 ($19.04)

Council Bluffs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,417,000 ($151.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,495,000 ($346.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,501,000 ($266.28)

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, NE  1.73% ($36,992 average AGI)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.50% ($38,514)
from Mills County, IA  0.24% ($34,447)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Pottawattamie County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, NE  1.97% ($32,474 average AGI)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.47% ($39,078)
to Mills County, IA  0.24% ($39,279)

Strongest AM radio stations in Council Bluffs:

  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHLP (1420 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Council Bluffs:

  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRQC (93.3 FM; BENNINGTON, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCTY-FM (106.9 FM; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: PLATTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Council Bluffs:

  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K52GP (Channel 52; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: DOUGLAS SHELDAHL)
  • K54GL (Channel 54; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KBIN-TV (Channel 32; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K53EY (Channel 53; OMAHA, NE; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KOHA-LP (Channel 65; OMAHA, NE; Owner: K. SANDOVAL BURKE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Council Bluffs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 14,950Total average daily traffic
  • 897Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,134Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Council Bluffs)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Council Bluffs, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Council Bluffs)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Council Bluffs)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 61 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED427$110,250327$90,8661,034$109,906154$29,1529$187,882316$67,02317$50,052
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$82,36816$116,746112$102,65018$30,0330$011$58,3773$54,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$96,77665$67,092370$99,996125$26,5461$110,00028$41,54438$32,553
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$114,45728$104,175206$110,46414$47,3861$1,296,0008$74,9233$41,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$118,7735$100,73649$114,8559$62,8840$01$70,0004$47,308

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Council Bluffs, IA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$106,49642$133,4710$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$124,4606$164,6151$73,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$199,5446$283,3350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$88,5203$249,2830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$91,1802$77,3050$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Council Bluffs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Council Bluffs, IA
Most common first names in Council Bluffs, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40674.9 years
William37174.3 years
Mary35777.3 years
Robert29970.1 years
James26970.8 years
Donald22269.2 years
Helen21579.7 years
Charles21275.0 years
George21076.6 years
Dorothy18678.4 years
Most common last names in Council Bluffs, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22873.8 years
Johnson15377.9 years
Hansen13177.7 years
Jensen12379.3 years
Jones11573.1 years
Brown10673.3 years
Miller10276.0 years
Anderson9878.5 years
Peterson8878.6 years
Nelson8775.6 years
Businesses in Council Bluffs, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's3
Aeropostale1Men's Wearhouse1
AmericInn1Menards1
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's3Motel 61
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike7
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King4Panda Express1
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen3Quality1
Days Inn2Quiznos1
Deb1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
FedEx11SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sephora1
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks3
Goodwill2Subaru1
H&R Block3Subway5
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton2Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul8
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular3
Jimmy John's2UPS12
Journeys1Vans2
KFC2Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Village Inn2
Kroger3Walgreens3
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Long John Silver's2Wendy's1
Marriott2YMCA1

Council Bluffs on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 (51503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 (51501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries"
  • #79 (51501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Joe Driscoll (3)
  • Raymond Toby Rael (2)
  • Denis L. Nelson (2)
  • Mary E. Arch (2)
  • Kasey Ann Fuller (2)
  • Jeffery G. Nowlin (2)
  • Matthew Cruz (2)
  • Christian Curtis (1)
  • Greg Meyer (1)
  • Marie Wickman-Dykes (1)

Total of 29 patent applications in 2008-2015.