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
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 754
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,149
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,869
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,280

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 51503 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 51503 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,882
Population in Households 36,075
Population in Familes 28,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,807
Population Density2 322
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $61,882
Average Household Income $80,001
Per Capita Income $32,149


Total Housing Units 15,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,534 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,428 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,026 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $188,381
Average Home Value $224,174


Total Households 14,962
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,761
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.4%
Households 0.34% 0.39%
Families 0.18% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Council Bluffs, IA 51503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51503 to the other 961 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 125 87th
Diversity Index # 165 83rd
Median Household Income # 257 73rd
Per Capita Income # 278 71st

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