Council Bluffs, IA 51503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Acceptable Alternative
Council Blfs, IA 51503

Not Acceptable, USPS
Co Bluffs, IA 51503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 776
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,261
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,949
  • County: Pottawattamie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.263, Longitude -95.819
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51503 has segments in 2 Counties (Mills, Pottawattamie).

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Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,569
Population in Households 35,773
Population in Familes 28,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,796
Population Density1 328
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 14,849
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,725
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,893 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,956 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 944 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $184,480
Average Home Value $219,327


Median Household Income $58,984
Average Household Income $75,134
Per Capita Income $30,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.29%
Households 0.4% 0.28%
Families 0.27% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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 51503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51503 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 # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 135 86th
Diversity Index2 # 160 83rd
Median Household Income # 232 76th
Per Capita Income # 257 73rd

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