Council Bluffs employment information

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Income per capita$24,720$28,872$29,829
Median household income$47,097$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,684$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,232$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$32,980$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,939$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level14.8%12.3%15.1%
The Council Bluffs, IA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Council Bluffs is $24,720, which is 14% lower than than the Iowa average and 17% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $47,097, which is 14% lower than than the Iowa average and 15% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Council Bluffs is 4%, which is 24% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Council Bluffs is 15% which is 2% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$31,394$47,097$94,194
City
$36,376$54,570$109,140
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • 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 24% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Council Bluffs is 2% lower 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%1.2%
Manufacturing sector16.7%1.3%
Financial & insurance services3.6%8.1%
Wholesale & retail services19.3%14.3%
Public administration2.8%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.3%2.9%
Education, health & social services8.3%38.3%
Other25.1%23.3%

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Council Bluffs, IA62,326$47,09715%

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Council Bluffs, IA62,326$47,09715%
Source: The Council Bluffs, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).