Council Bluffs employment information

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Income per capita$23,665$27,621$28,555
Median household income$45,204$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,717$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,764$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$31,632$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$25,251$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate4.7%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level16.2%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Council Bluffs is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Council Bluffs is 15% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Council Bluffs is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Council Bluffs is 4% higher than the national average.

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Council Bluffs median earnings by income bracket

Council Bluffs employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.0%0.8%
Manufacturing sector14.8%1.1%
Financial & insurance services3.0%9.2%
Wholesale & retail services20.4%13.6%
Public administration3.6%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%3.4%
Education, health & social services8.0%39.8%
Other24.9%22.4%

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Bentley, IA111$104,62596%
Weston, IA237$99,42386%
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Underwood, IA925$75,19241%
Papillion, NE21,100$74,11139%
Council Bluffs, IA62,261$45,20415%

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Taylor, MI62,331$41,74222%
Dundalk, MD62,186$49,2258%
Castro Valley, CA62,363$83,44256%
Hamilton, OH62,366$40,08025%
Eden Prairie, MN62,096$95,69779%
Council Bluffs, IA62,261$45,20415%
Source: The Council Bluffs, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.