Council Bluffs demographics profile

StatisticCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4545591
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%
Council Bluffs, IA has a population of 62,326 and is the 609th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,454 per sq mi which is 2562% higher than the Iowa average and 1505% higher than the national average. The median age in Council Bluffs is 37 which is approximately 3% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Council Bluffs, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 51% of Council Bluffs residents were born in Iowa, 43% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Council Bluffs is 2562% 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 or African American.
  • In Council Bluffs 0.91% of the population is Asian.

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Council Bluffs population breakdown by race

RaceCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Black or African American2.00%3.32%12.63%
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.

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