Pottawattamie County

Pottawattamie County, Iowa

PO Box 476
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Phone: (712) 328-5604

On southwestern border of IA; established Jan 15, 1848 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Potawatomie Indian tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock; name means 'people of the place of fire.'

Area (sq mi):: 959.94 (land 954.26; water 5.68) Population per square mile: 94.00
Population 2005: 89,738 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 2.30%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 87,704 (White 94.30%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,275; median household $40,089; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,564-$27,848
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Council Bluffs County seat (59,347)

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