Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Acceptable Alternative
Council Blfs, IA 51501
Manawa, IA 51501

Not Acceptable, USPS
Co Bluffs, IA 51501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 934
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,867
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,510
  • County: Pottawattamie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.255, Longitude -95.853
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,024
Population in Households 34,740
Population in Familes 26,769
Population in Group Qrtrs 284
Population Density1 1,339
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 13,779
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 8,668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,280 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,499 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,216 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $99,714
Average Home Value $117,911


Median Household Income $44,242
Average Household Income $53,337
Per Capita Income $21,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.03%
Households -0.12% -0.05%
Families -0.26% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Council Bluffs, IA 51501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51501 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 53 95th
Diversity Index2 # 46 95th
Median Household Income # 824 15th
Per Capita Income # 921 4th

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