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51501 Zip Code (Council Bluffs, IA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 35,812
Zip code population in 2010: 35,406
Zip code population in 2000: 34,258

Houses and condos: 15,362
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,588
% of renters here:

40%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 51501: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 24.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,482 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 51501
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

2.0% ($2,223)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,318 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,021 (1.9%)

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Males: 17,745  (49.6%)
Females: 18,066  (50.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 51501:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 51501:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

Zip code 51501 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 51501 (2019)
    • 29,66083.8%White
    • 3,91411.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6641.9%Black
    • 6801.9%Two or more races
    • 2790.8%Asian
    • 1740.5%American Indian
    • 240.07%Some other race
    • 110.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 35,314
Rural population: 497

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $112,012
51501:

$112,012
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 199 registered sex offenders living in 51501 zip code as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 51501 is 177 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51501, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,053 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,053
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $33,682 (reported on 89.5% of returns)
Here:

$33,682
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.6% for AGIs below $25k, 87.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $728 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$728
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,973 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,973
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,482 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

+$4,482
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,761 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,761
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,559 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
51501:

$10,559
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,113 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$16,113
State:

$21,278

Here:

23.4% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,334 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,334
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,860 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
51501:

$5,860
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,254 (reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,254
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.9%
Here:

60%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 54.2% for AGIs below $25k, 61.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 51501, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,951 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,951
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $29,426 (reported on 89.7% of returns)
Here:

$29,426
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 96.4% for AGIs below $10k, 83.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $851 (reported on 30.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$851
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $965 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$965
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,993 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$2,993
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,784 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,784
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,454 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
51501:

$2,454
Iowa:

$2,970
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Self-employed pension: $11,625 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
Here:

$11,625
Iowa:

$11,928

Total itemized deductions: $12,926 (24% of AGI, reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$12,926
State:

$16,976

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,630 (3% of AGI, reported on 18.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,630
State:

$3,089

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,271 (reported on 71.2% of returns)
51501:

$3,271
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,675 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,675
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.7%
Here:

72%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 60.3% for AGIs below $10k, 71.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$51,181
Iowa:

$61,691
Council Bluffs, IA (51501) map Nearest zip codes: 68108, 68102, 51510, 68110, 68107, 68178.
Council Bluffs Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.6%
Iowa:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

66.8%
Iowa:

48.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,474
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 11,573


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 310 (144 now married, 162 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,900 (3,071 now married, 4,836 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51501 with a mortgage: 5,474 (89 second mortgage, 343 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,077

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,074
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $453

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

13.1%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 51501: Tomes County Club Acres (A), Westwood Golf Course (B), Dodge Park Golf Course (C), Lakeshore Country Club (D), Fox Run Golf Course (E), Agri Grain Marketing Elevator (F), Peavey Grain Company Elevator (G), Council Bluffs Drive-In-Theatre (H), Sundel Plaza (I), Bluffs Northway (J), Broadway Plaza (K), Manawa Power Centre (L), Bluffs Run Casino RV Park (M), Fourth District Judicial Residential Correctional Facility (N), Council Bluffs Police Department (O), Pottawattamie County Courthouse (P), Pottawattamie County Sheriffs Office (Q), Historic Squirrel Cage Jail (R), Lied Historical Building and Iowa Welcome Center (S), Council Bluffs Fire Department Station 5 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51501 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), Lighthouse Temple Church of the Open Bible (I). 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 zip code 51501 include: Roberts Park (1), Big Lake Park (2), Cochran Park (3), Dodge Park (4), Friendship Park (5), Narrows River Access County Park (6), Playland Park (7), Westwood Park (8), Golden Spike Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Western Historic Trails Center (Tours & Charters; 3434 Richard Downing Avenue) (1), Laidlaw (Tours & Charters; 1430 8th Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1892014 or later
  • 1232010 to 2013
  • 1,6152000 to 2009
  • 1,5761990 to 1999
  • 8851980 to 1989
  • 1,6041970 to 1979
  • 1,6151960 to 1969
  • 2,2521950 to 1959
  • 7781940 to 1949
  • 4,4781939 or earlier

Zip code 51501 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Council Bluffs, IA (51501)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Council Bluffs, IA (51501)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 2921 bedroom
  • 2,9582 bedrooms
  • 3,9843 bedrooms
  • 1,0704 bedrooms
  • 2135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Council Bluffs, IA (51501)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Council Bluffs, IA (51501)
  • 338no bedroom
  • 1,2351 bedroom
  • 2,6562 bedrooms
  • 1,0873 bedrooms
  • 2184 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Council Bluffs, IA (51501) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Council Bluffs, IA (51501) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 343no vehicle
  • 2,5061 vehicle
  • 3,4102 vehicles
  • 1,5243 vehicles
  • 5274 vehicles
  • 2405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Council Bluffs, IA (51501) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Council Bluffs, IA (51501) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 856no vehicle
  • 2,7071 vehicle
  • 1,4242 vehicles
  • 5153 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

  • Zip code 51501 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 51501 household income distribution in 2019
  • 793Less than $10,000
  • 768$10,000 to $14,999
  • 566$15,000 to $19,999
  • 688$20,000 to $24,999
  • 939$25,000 to $29,999
  • 967$30,000 to $34,999
  • 615$35,000 to $39,999
  • 783$40,000 to $44,999
  • 734$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,467$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,873$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,814$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,011$100,000 to $124,999
  • 373$125,000 to $149,999
  • 320$150,000 to $199,999
  • 199$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51501

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51501
  • 145Less than $10,000
  • 120$10,000 to $14,999
  • 92$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 62$25,000 to $29,999
  • 59$30,000 to $34,999
  • 79$35,000 to $39,999
  • 171$40,000 to $49,999
  • 216$50,000 to $59,999
  • 446$60,000 to $69,999
  • 398$70,000 to $79,999
  • 906$80,000 to $89,999
  • 827$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,743$100,000 to $124,999
  • 947$125,000 to $149,999
  • 592$150,000 to $174,999
  • 117$175,000 to $199,999
  • 158$200,000 to $249,999
  • 101$250,000 to $299,999
  • 142$300,000 to $399,999
  • 91$400,000 to $499,999
  • 46$500,000 to $749,999
  • 9$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51501

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51501
  • 30Less than $100
  • 155$100 to $149
  • 18$150 to $199
  • 181$200 to $249
  • 100$250 to $299
  • 71$300 to $349
  • 120$350 to $399
  • 91$400 to $449
  • 224$450 to $499
  • 311$500 to $549
  • 289$550 to $599
  • 446$600 to $649
  • 622$650 to $699
  • 547$700 to $749
  • 565$750 to $799
  • 559$800 to $899
  • 367$900 to $999
  • 336$1,000 to $1,249
  • 89$1,250 to $1,499
  • 20$2,000 to $2,499
  • 154No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $870.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $116,254.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $115,391
  • Black or African American householders: $103,226
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $92,921
  • Asian householders: $97,144
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $126,710
  • Some other race householders: $110,829
  • Two or more races householders: $152,052
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $118,094

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $112,012
51501:

$112,012
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,033 - $139,097

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $125,693
Here:

$125,693
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,695
Here:

$126,695
State:

$195,638

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,108
Here:

$159,108
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,853
Here:

$143,853
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $41,993
Here:

$41,993
State:

$75,033
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 51501
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,554
  • One, attached: 298
  • Two: 523
  • 3 or 4: 510
  • 5 to 9: 1,124
  • 10 to 19: 544
  • 20 to 49: 337
  • 50 or more: 452
  • Mobile homes: 939
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51501

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51501
  • 82.4%14,585Drove a car alone
  • 11.3%2,003Carpooled
  • 1.0%169Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.6%99Taxi
  • 0.2%40Motorcycle
  • 0.3%45Bicycle
  • 0.8%142Walked
  • 1.2%219Other means
  • 2.0%347Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51501

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51501
  • 623Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,7525 to 9 minutes
  • 4,19310 to 14 minutes
  • 3,76515 to 19 minutes
  • 2,69320 to 24 minutes
  • 89425 to 29 minutes
  • 1,87130 to 34 minutes
  • 13335 to 39 minutes
  • 17940 to 44 minutes
  • 58645 to 59 minutes
  • 43060 to 89 minutes
  • 17090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 50.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,812
  • Male householders: 6,608 (1,948 living alone), Female householders: 7,542 (2,486 living alone)
  • 5,639 spouses (5,573 opposite-sex spouses), 1,281 unmarried partners, (1,255 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,343 children (9,714 natural, 255 adopted, 373 stepchildren), 1,117 grandchildren, 363 brothers or sisters, 306 parents, 13 foster children, 774 other relatives, 1,288 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 580 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,897 2-persons, 2,036 3-persons, 1,375 4-persons, 681 5-persons, 389 6-persons, 228 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,434 1-person, 989 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 25 4-persons

3,964 married couples with children.
3,063 single-parent households (573 men, 2,490 women).

87.5% of residents of 51501 zip code speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% very well, 20% well, 17% not well, 7% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 21% well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% very well, 51% well, 24% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (50% very well, 50% not well).

Foreign born population: 2,487 (6.9%)
(35.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.9%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 61%Honduras
  • 9%Thailand
  • 6%Costa Rica
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 5%Malaysia
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 1%Greece
Most common first ancestries reported in 51501
  • 25%German
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 3%English
  • 3%European
  • 2%Danish
  • 2%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8732010 or later
  • 1,1742000 to 2009
  • 4491990 to 1999
  • 529Before 1990
There are 79 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 51501.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BARTON SOLVENTS INCORPORATED (2135 9TH AVENUE in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    TRANSPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
    Organizations: RICHARD KLEMENT (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: BARTON SOLVENTS INC. COUNCIL, BARTON SOLVENTS INC., COUNCIL BLUFFS BRANCH, BARTON SOLVENTS INC. COUNCIL
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS ENERGY CENTER (2115 NAVAJO in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    AIR PROGRAM (Clean Air Markets Division Business System)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    AIR MAJOR ("Best Available" air pollution technologies tracking)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES; COMBINATION UTILITIES
    Business NAICS classification: FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.
    Organizations: MICHAEL TALLY (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER) , ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (CONTACT/OWNER) , CEDAR FALLS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (CONTACT/OWNER) , CENTRAL IOWA POWER COOPERATIVE (CONTACT/OWNER) , CORN BELT POWER COOPERATIVE (CONTACT/OWNER) , MIDAMERICAN POWER (CONTACT/OWNER) , MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY (OWNER/OPERATOR) , ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (OWNER/OPERATOR) , CEDAR FALLS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (OWNER/OPERATOR) , CENTRAL IOWA POWER COOPERATIVE (OWNER/OPERATOR) , CORN BELT POWER COOPERATIVE (OWNER/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MIDAM ENERGY CO-CNCL BLUFFS ENERGY CTR, MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY, MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY, MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO - COUNCIL BLUFFS ENERGY CTR
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (1205 BONHAM AVE in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1985-0239, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-781476 118
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: COUNCIL BLUFFS COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • READY MIX CONCRETE COMPANY COUNCIL BLUFFS PLANT (1220 S 8TH ST in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2005-0071, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2005-0071, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
    Alternative names: LYMAN-RICHEY CORP, READY MIXED CONCRETE CO COUNCIL BLUFFS PLANT
  • OMAHA STANDARD INC-W BROADWAY (2401 WEST BROADWAY in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    STATE MASTER (Iowa emission factors information)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: SHEET METALWORK; FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; ELEVATORS AND MOVING STAIRWAYS; OVERHEAD TRAVELING CRANES, HOISTS, AND MONORAIL SYSTEMS; TRUCK AND BUS BODIES
    Business NAICS classification: MOTOR VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING.; MOTOR VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: JIM AND TOM MOSER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • PELICAN COVE (EAST ELM in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2006-0038, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY, ICIS-07-2005-0165,
    FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2006-0038, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY, ICIS-07-2005-0165,
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System STORMWATER PERMIT (STATE)
    Alternative names: WEST MANAWA DEVELOPEMENT
  • RELIANCE BATTERY MANUFACTURING COMPANY (813 22ND AVENUE in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    SUPERFUND (Superfund database)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1990-0027, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-07-1994-0005,
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: STORAGE BATTERIES; PRIMARY BATTERIES, DRY AND WET
    Organizations: WILLIAM SCOTT GRANT (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: RELIANCE BATTERY PRD
  • NATURAL COOPERATIVE REFINING ASSOCIATION (COUNCIL BLUFFS in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-HQ-1998-0048, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-HQ-1998-0048, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: PETROLEUM REFINING
  • OMAHA STANDARD INC (2030 2ND AVENUE in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: TRUCK AND BUS BODIES
    Organizations: JIM AND TOM MOSER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • OMAHA STANDARD INCORPORATED (2840 NEBRASKA AVENUE in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: TRUCK AND BUS BODIES
    Organizations: OMAHA STANDARD - EAGLE LIFT (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: OMAHA STANDARD - EAGLE LIFT
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCH (3657 AVE G in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1999-0233, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
  • SMV INDUSTRIES (1103 S. 6TH ST. in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1993-0367, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-07-1992-0228,
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS
  • BLUFFS DODGE (3134 S 9TH STREET in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1999-0135, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS (NEW AND USED)

Zip code 51501 marital status for males
Zip code 51501 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 85.3%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 31,614. Population change in the 1990s: +2,644 (+8.4%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,142
  • Northeast: 267
  • Midwest: 11,521
  • South: 1,314
  • West: 2,463

51% of the 51501 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

88% of the 51501 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Council Bluffs, IA (51501)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 119
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 166
Here:

14.2%
Iowa:

23.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 61,014Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,566Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 55,870Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 52,523Management occupations
  • 51,600Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 48,810Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA):

  • TELMAR ALLIED LLC (325 W SOUTH OMAHA BRIDGE; small business) : $323,825 in 19 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Miscellaneous Communication Equipment, Converters, Electrical, Nonrotating, Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Components, ADP Central Processing Unit (CPU, Computer), Analog, and more by Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, ENERGY, Department of, Air Force, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $6,450; 2004: $61,109; 2005: $17,345; 2006: $238,921.

    Biggest contracts:
    $83,072 with Navy for Miscellaneous Communication Equipment. Signed on 2006-03-29. Completion date: 2006-05-25.
    $47,430 with Defense Logistics Agency for Converters, Electrical, Nonrotating. Signed on 2004-12-09. Completion date: 2004-12-30.
    $41,989 with ENERGY, Department of for Miscellaneous Communication Equipment. Signed on 2006-09-12. Completion date: 2006-11-07.
    $31,512, same as above. Signed on 2006-07-31. Effective on 2006-07-29. Completion date: 2006-10-13.
  • RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICE C (3100 NEBRASKA AVE) : $235,624 in 17 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Hospitals and Infirmaries, Other Housekeeping Services, by Army, Department of Veterans Affairs, Navy, Indian Health Service, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $44,000; 2001: $7,011; 2002: $102,832; 2003: $24,904; 2004: $28,054; 2005: $22,191; 2006: $6,632.

    Biggest contracts:
    $85,444 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings. Signed on 2002-09-26. Completion date: 2002-12-23.
    $44,000 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Hospitals and Infirmaries. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2000-08-15. Completion date: 2000-12-15.
    $16,618 with Navy for Other Housekeeping Services. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2005-02-28. Completion date: 2005-02-28.
    $16,134, same as above. Signed on 2004-02-26. Completion date: 2005-02-28.
  • JUSTRITE JANITORIAL SERVICES, (1333 LEW ROSS ROAD; small business) : $114,793 in 6 contracts from 2002 to 2005
    Contracts for Custodial Janitorial Services, Snow Removal/Salt Service (also spreading aggregate or other snow melting material) by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $27,953; 2003: $0; 2004: $55,909; 2005: $30,931; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $30,931 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-06-10. Completion date: 2006-06-30.
    $30,481, same as above. Signed on 2004-06-08. Completion date: 2005-06-30.
    $27,953, same as above. Signed on 2002-06-26. Completion date: 2003-06-30.
    $12,714 with Army for Snow Removal/Salt Service (also spreading aggregate or other snow melting material). Signed on 2004-12-02. Completion date: 2005-12-31.
  • FUTURE FOAM INC (1610 AVE N)
    $53,369 with Defense Logistics Agency for Packaging and Packing Bulk Materials. Signed on 2002-07-24. Completion date: 2002-08-16.
  • HAWK, JIM GROUP, INC (3403 S 11TH ST; small business)
    $36,772 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Ground Effect Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Cycles. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2004-07-28. Completion date: 2004-09-15.
  • AMERISTAR CASINO COUNCIL BLUFF (2200 RIVER RD) : $21,703 in 4 contracts in 2002
    $17,922 with Navy for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2002-11-06. Completion date: 2002-11-13.
    $3,500 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Other Administrative Support Services. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2002-08-01. Completion date: 2002-08-30.
    $281, same as above. Signed on 2002-09-03. Completion date: 2002-08-30.
    $0 with Navy for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2002-11-06. Completion date: 2002-11-13.
  • RILEY PLUMBING INC (2551 8TH AVE; small business)
    $18,435 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Sewage and Waste Facilities. Signed on 2003-03-10. Completion date: 2003-03-25.
  • KELLY'S CARPET (825 W BROADWAY; small business)
    $16,061 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Office Buildings. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2004-12-15. Completion date: 2005-02-11.
  • ALAN'S ENTERPRISES INC (1110 AVENUE D; small business) : $14,968 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $9,628 with Air Force for Installation of Equipment -- Miscellaneous. Signed on 2005-03-25. Completion date: 2005-04-11.
    $5,340 with Air Force for Carpet Laying and Cleaning. Taking place in NE. Signed on 2004-09-30. Completion date: 2004-10-30.
  • MORTENSEN SUPERMARKET, LTD (810 16TH AVE; small business) : $13,679 in 3 contracts in 2004
    $7,236 with Army for Food Services. Signed on 2004-02-20. Completion date: 2004-02-24.
    $3,863, same as above. Signed on 2004-01-23. Completion date: 2004-02-08.
    $2,580, same as above. Signed on 2004-03-05. Completion date: 2004-03-07.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Casino Hotels (over 1000 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Racetracks (over 1000: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 15, 10-19: 7, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 2, 50-99: 2, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 6)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (50-99: 1, 20-49: 5, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 203 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 88 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 55 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 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 2000:

  • 198 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 68 people in halfway houses
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 16 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 ORIGINATED405$107,493296$86,624896$98,789137$23,6237$127,721312$65,38228$41,660
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$77,06415$105,161105$87,55217$26,6540$013$50,2506$50,998
APPLICATIONS DENIED43$95,48384$47,837345$88,058131$19,7341$110,00030$38,81471$32,729
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$117,47621$97,744181$101,1168$32,6112$1,045,3556$57,9485$31,106
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$140,0005$96,82045$111,6467$73,0630$01$70,0007$45,846
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$103,28234$110,8340$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$134,5452$100,0001$148,090
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$110,6311$100,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$90,9473$100,1100$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 51501
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 51501 - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 90. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 177 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 51501 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (54.3%), and Structure Fires (22.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 51501
    • 78354.3%Outside Fires
    • 32722.7%Structure Fires
    • 29820.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 352.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 51501, Iowa

Most common first names in zip code 51501 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John31274.5 years
William29473.6 years
Mary25776.0 years
Robert20368.0 years
James19970.8 years
George17376.3 years
Charles16274.4 years
Donald14968.2 years
Helen13877.2 years
Harry12177.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 51501 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18173.0 years
Johnson10177.4 years
Jensen9077.1 years
Hansen8876.7 years
Jones8672.7 years
Brown7772.6 years
Miller7574.3 years
Anderson7076.0 years
Peterson6777.4 years
Petersen6676.7 years
Businesses in zip code 51501
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Menards1
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts2Motel 61
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
Arby's2Nike1
AutoZone1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Panda Express1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King4Payless1
Caribou Coffee1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Deb1Rue211
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
FedEx9Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Starbucks2
GameStop1Subaru1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton2Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Target1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Jimmy John's21True Value1
KFC1U-Haul7
Kroger2U.S. Cellular2
Lane Bryant1UPS4
Long John Silver's2Verizon Wireless1
Marriott2Village Inn1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1
Men's Wearhouse1
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