ZIP Code 51501 - Council Bluffs Iowa

ZIP Code 51501 is located in Council Bluffs Iowa. Portions of 51501 are also in Carter Lake and Lewis Township and Kane Township (Pottawattamie County). 51501 is entirely within Pottawattamie County. Regionally, it is located in the Omaha Area.

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ZIP Code 51501 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameCouncil Bluffs
Primary CountyPottawattamie County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)35,400
Area Code(s)712
Current Time

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51501 Demographics

51501 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Iowa based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 51501 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 51501 is White. The current unemployment level in 51501 is 2.8%.

Population Growth Rate-0.17%
Population Density1,352 People per Square Mile
Total Households13,996
Percentage High Income Households0.4%
Median Household Income (2021)$53,238
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$44,710
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)2.8%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 83.71%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 72.82%

51501 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American1930.52%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander300.08%

51501 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American320.63%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander160.32%

51501 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,7619.05%
Bachelor Degree1,96510.1%
High School Diploma7,40738.07%
No High School Diploma2691.38%
GED or Alternate1,8519.51%
1 or More Years of College3,55418.27%
Associates Degree2,06210.6%
Masters Degree5052.6%
Professional Degree760.39%
Doctorate Degree70.04%

51501 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 51501
RegionOmaha Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaOmaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/Chicago
Area26 Square Miles

51501 Politics

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51501 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Average First Frost DateOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateApril 21 - 31
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion47d - Missouri Alluvial Plain

51501 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)11172739516065635341281639
Avg Max Temp (°F)32385063748487857765483562
Avg Precip (In.).77.792.142.984.483.973.893.

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