StatisticCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4545791
Median age37.038.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English92%92%79%
Speak Spanish7%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Council Bluffs is 2451% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Council Bluffs is 3% lower than Iowa
  • In Council Bluffs 92.64% of the population is White
  • In Council Bluffs 2.00% of the population is Black
  • In Council Bluffs 0.91% of the population is Asian

Compare Council Bluffs, IA Demographics


      Council Bluffs population breakdown by race

      RaceCouncil BluffsIowaNational
      American Indian0.37%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.01%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race2.17%1.97%3.06%
      Other race1.90%1.27%4.75%
      In Council Bluffs, 10.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Council Bluffs age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Council Bluffs, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).