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Council Bluffs is a city in Pottawattamie County, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its role as a meeting place. Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis met with the Oto and Missouri Indians near here in 1804.
The latitude of Council Bluffs is 41.261N. The longitude is -95.86W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,656.
Stopping point for Easterners heading toward California during the Gold Rush of 1848
Sections below provide additional information and links about Council Bluffs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pottawattamie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Omaha area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51502 ZIP code.
30% of Council Bluffs residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Council Bluffs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Council Bluffs was $18,143, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Council Bluffs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Council Bluffs include Haymarket Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Council Bluffs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $782.
Libraries in Council Bluffs include Council Bluffs Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Council Bluffs include Daily Nonpareil
TV stations in Council Bluffs include KBIN.
Pottawattamie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Council Bluffs political report.
The average commute time for Council Bluffs workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Council Bluffs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
Council Bluffs, IAPros: It is a wonderful, friendly community...
Cons: If you have problems with local troublemaking kids stealing your car, beating up your children, or harassing you, don't expect much help from the police, especially if you live in some of the poorer neighborhoods...
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