Council Bluffs, IA

62,326 Population
42.9 square miles 1,454.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.0%
was 2.0%
 
Population Density
1,454.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.1%
was 51.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.9%
was 4.4%
 
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.2%
was 14.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 3.7
Ranked 8th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
14.8%
was 16.3%
 
Median Household Income
$47,097
was $45,551
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.2
41.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
257.2
was 941.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,682.4
was 7,439.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
26,822
was 27,005
 
Median Rent
$781
was $759
 
Total Building Permits
93
was 113
 
Occupied Housing Units
24,814
was 24,770
 
Homeownership Rate
61.2%
was 62.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
93
was 113
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
625.5
was 630.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.3%
was 19.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.5
was 4.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.5
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.3%
was 95.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.7%
was 86.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.0%
was 17.8%
 

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