Council Bluffs, IA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 24,367 housing units in Council Bluffs. This represents a 9.5% growth from 22,244 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 24,073 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 294 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Council Bluffs is about 65.1%. Council Bluffs's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6%. Average household size is 2.49 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Council Bluffs were built after 1956.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.40%
One Bedroom14.30%
Two Bedrooms36.30%
Three Bedrooms36%
Four Bedrooms9.30%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.63
Median year structure was built1954
Median Value of occupied units$78,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$68,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.21
Median year structure was built1964
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$467

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage9.40%
Home Equity Loan6.10%
Simple Mortgage51.70%
Debt Free32.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.1%