In October 2012, the unemployment rate in Council Bluffs was just 4%. The cost of living is around 15% lower than the US average. In 2005, Council Bluffs had the 19th biggest casino market in the US. Many companies have their manufacturing headquarters in CB, as well as one of Google’s data centers, which creates many job opportunities. Around 44% of households in Council Bluffs bring in more than 50k a year. There is an IowaWORKS Center in CB with many resources and services to help those seeking employment. Council Bluffs has a somewhat limited nightlife scene, though it does have a Hooter’s, the Salty Dog sports bar, and a dozen or so small dive bars. There is a racino and a riverboat casino in Council Bluffs. Stir Concert Cove is an outdoor music venue where some big-name artists perform on occasion, which is pretty cool. The West Fair amphitheater has some big events throughout the year too, but Omaha is pretty close by and has a much wider variety of entertainment, so for anyone wanting comedy, dancing, karaoke or billiards, you’ll have to head there. It’s less than a twenty minute drive.
We currently have apartments near Iowa Western Community College available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.