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Welcome to Council Bluffs ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Council Bluffs, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
When the people of Council Bluffs refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Council Bluffsian<2>
A typical abbreviation for Council Bluffs: Council Blfs.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Council Bluffs has a population of 62,280 people<3> (see below for details).
Council Bluffs is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Council Bluffs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Council Bluffs: (712)
The ZIP codes for Council Bluffs: 51501-51503<5>
Websites for Council Bluffs ...
Official Website: www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.councilbluffsiowa.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Council Bluffs had an population of 62,280 people (or an increase of 6.89% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Council Bluffs had a population of 62,230 people (which is 66.8% of the total population of Pottawattamie County). This makes Council Bluffs the county's most populous community.
The population of Council Bluffs represents 2.04% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 62,230 people, the population of Council Bluffs increased 6.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 58,268 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Council Bluffs.
Communities near Council Bluffs ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Council Bluffs.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Council Bluffs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Council Bluffs.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Council Bluffs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Council Bluffs.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Council Bluffs. Our list includes 52 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Council Bluffs.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Council Bluffs ...
Looking for more information about Council Bluffs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Council Bluffs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Council Bluffs.
Adding Council Bluffs to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Council Bluffs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Council Bluffs was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Council Bluffs in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Council Bluffs.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Council Bluffs: www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/
The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 25 Sep 2023