Pottawattamie County

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa

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

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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    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. All demolition work is to be completed on or before June 27, 2016.