Council Bluffs, Iowa

Population 62,329

Council Bluffs is located in Pottawattamie County, IA. The population is 62,329, making Council Bluffs the largest city in Pottawattamie County and the 8th largest city in the state of Iowa.

There are 17 public schools in Council Bluffs with an average Homefacts rating of C-. The total crime rate for Council Bluffs is high , and there are 235 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Council Bluffs is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Council Bluffs property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Council Bluffs include Kane Township, Lewis Township and Carter Lake.

Council Bluffs Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18%

Crime Rate

62.54% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 787
  • Violent Crimes: 790
  • Robbery: 91
  • Burglary: 847
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

57.96% Higher than national avg.
  • 235 offenders in Council Bluffs
  • 37.70 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

133 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 81
  • Registered Polluters: 21
  • Superfunds: 31
  • Tanks & Spills: 0


Moderate 5.0%
  • Iowa unemployment average: 4.6%
  • National unemployment average: 5.9%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

17 Public Schools view public schools

There are 17 K-12 public schools in Council Bluffs, IA and 4 private schools. Homefacts rates Council Bluffs's schools as Below Average, with an overall C- rating.

2 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

235 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$158,250 compared to July 2020
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

73 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Council Bluffs, IA issued 73 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Council Bluffs, IA issued 93 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $643
  • 1 Bedroom: $753
  • 2 Bedrooms: $938
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,262
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,403

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Environmental Hazards

133 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (172/185)
    Council Bluffs, IA has 92.97% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Council Bluffs, IA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.48 Average
    Council Bluffs, IA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 22.07°
  • February 26.58°
  • March 41.1°
  • April 51.8°
  • May 63.6°
  • June 73.17°
  • July 78.77°
  • August 75.74°
  • September 65.67°
  • October 53.98°
  • November 41.27°
  • December 21.98°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs, IA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Council Bluffs, IA has no risk of hurricanes.
Council Bluffs, IA has a very high risk of hail storms.
Council Bluffs, IA has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Council Bluffs, IA: $47,097


Unemployment in Council Bluffs is 5.0%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.6% and 5.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 45.89%
White Collar - 54.11%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Terry E. Branstad
  • Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley

City Representatives

  • David Young

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

42 FCC Towers view all

2 Hospitals view all

1 Library view all

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