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, 2017)


Total Population 37,465
Daytime Population: Workers 16,793
Daytime Population: Residents 18,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 35,633
Population in Familes 28,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,832
Population Density2 311
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $59,402
Average Household Income $75,897
Per Capita Income $30,576


Total Housing Units 15,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,889 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,926 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 965 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $182,644
Average Home Value $215,446


Total Households 14,815
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,658
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.37%
Households 0.37% 0.37%
Families 0.21% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 2017 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 Density # 131 87th
Diversity Index # 160 83rd
Median Household Income # 255 74th
Per Capita Income # 268 72nd

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