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Council Bluffs has the 443rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Council Bluffs is part of the Omaha metro area. Unemployment in the Omaha area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Omaha has the 52nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Council Bluffs is below average at $44,920, and the median cost of a home in Council Bluffs is $111,000, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Council Bluffs hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Council Bluffs. 83% of Council Bluffs workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Council Bluffs spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Council Bluffs Workforce Development Center

300 West Broadway
Suite 13
Council Bluffs, IA 51503