Council Bluffs, a small city in Iowa, has a population of just over 62,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 38, are younger than most cities in Iowa. Most Council Bluffs residents own their homes, and 39% of residents rent. At $824/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Council Bluffs has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Council Bluffs residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Council Bluffs workers take home an average annual income of just over $60,000, about $7,000 less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Council Bluffs residents is shorter than around 70% of cities in Iowa. Many residents (46%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.