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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    Pottawattamie County citizens committee has recommended a new, larger facility for rural waste management to replace the current so-called transfer station near Hancock.
    Notes: Legal Description: Lots 1-4, W 24~ of lot 33, Lot 34, Block 23 and of vacated alleys adjacent, FerryAddition, City of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA.
    The Register ran the story of a 20-year-old Chicago man stopped in Pottawattamie County for traveling 5 miles per hour over the limit.
    Energy Center in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, reported the largest decrease in net generation in the state, producing about 595 GWh, or 24%, less power than in the year-ago quarter.
    was founded in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1991 as a cornerstone of family support in Pottawattamie County.
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    Meanwhile, the chairman of the Pottawattamie County Republican Party, Jeff Jorgenson said "Bachmann hasn't been making herself available, as far as retail politics is concerned, she's got a long way to go.
    On April 6, the Pottawattamie County Growth Alliance recognized the company for investing more than $14 million to install new technologies and equipment intended to provide higher quality air emissions and improve the environment for neighbors.
    Harrington was arrested in Omaha on November 16 and McGhee was arrested in Omaha on November 17 and both were extradited to Pottawattamie County, Iowa on December 22.
    In Griswold the new site, located in southeast Pottawattamie County west of the town of Griswold near the intersection of 490th Street and State Highway 92, improves coverage north to US Highway 6, south to the Montgomery County line, east to Griswold and west to Carson, while the new site in Ruthven, located near the intersection of US Highway 18 and County Road N18 improves coverage in Ruthven, at the Lost Island Lake area and north to Terrill, south to County Road B53, east on US Highway 18 to State Highway 4, and west on US Highway 18 to County Road M54.
    Or take the question of America's Iraq policy, which Pottawattamie County Republican Chairman Steve Cates said would be "absolutely one of the two biggest issues," along with immigration.