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Time Zone: Pottawattamie County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Council Bluffs is the Seat for Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie County was founded February 24, 1847.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pottawattamie had a population of 90,224 people. This is an increase of 2.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 87,704 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pottawattamie represented 3% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201093,158+6.22%+3.25% since 2009
200990,224+2.87%+0.26% since 2008
200889,986+2.6%+0.46% since 2007
200087,704The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pottawattamie County Census Page for Pottawattamie County.


Below are some of the communities located in Pottawattamie County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pottawattamie County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Council Bluffs   60,39158,2683.64% increase  
Carter Lake   3,2083,2481.23% decrease  
Avoca   1,5111,6106.15% decrease  
Oakland   1,3811,4877.13% decrease  
Treynor   8809507.37% decrease  

Websites for Pottawattamie County

Official Website:   www.pottcounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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