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Population (year 2000): 29,072. Estimated population in July 2005: 34,696 (+19.3% change)
Males: 14,039 (48.3%), Females: 15,033 (51.7%)

Polk County

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Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $59,744 (year 2000)
Median house value: $133,100 (year 2000)

Urbandale, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Urbandale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (37.3%), Irish (15.4%), English (13.3%), Norwegian (5.7%), Swedish (5.4%), Dutch (4.8%).Iowa forum

Land area: 20.7 square miles

Urbandale,

For population 25 years and over in Urbandale

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Urbandale city

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

4.1% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,466 (+23.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Moines, IA Des (8.5 miles pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (158.6 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (416.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Heights, IA (2.8 miles Windsor IA Johnston, (3.2 miles IA Clive, (3.7 miles Des Moines, IA West (4.4 miles IA (4.6 miles Grimes, Moines, IA Des (8.5 miles IA (8.6 miles Saylorville, IA Waukee, (9.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 246 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1997: 169 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 1998: 234 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 1999: 241 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2000: 301 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2001: 294 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2002: 441 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2003: 627 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2004: 663 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2005: 545 buildings, average cost: $167,400

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Urbandale, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (18.4%), Retail trade (12.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -547 (-1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,188 (19.3%)

Crime in Urbandale by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003
Murders 1 1 0 0
    per 100,000 3.4 3.4 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 4 4
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.8 13.8
Robberies 9 9 8 11
    per 100,000 31.0 31.0 27.5 37.8
Assaults 5 14 55 57
    per 100,000 17.2 48.2 189.2 196.1
Burglaries 110 118 122 199
    per 100,000 378.4 405.9 419.6 684.5
Thefts 536 643 818 665
    per 100,000 1843.7 2211.8 2813.7 2287.4
Auto thefts 25 21 42 26
    per 100,000 86.0 72.2 144.5 89.4
123.3 145.0 205.1 202.6

Average climate in Urbandale, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Urbandale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Urbandale city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Eddie Berlin - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Jan 14, 1978), Brian Lillis - College basketball player (Albany Great Danes), Tyler McKinney - College basketball player (Creighton Bluejays).


Hospitals/medical centers near Urbandale:
  • BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; DES MOINES, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER/MERCY CAPITOL (about 8 miles; DES MOINES, IA)
  • IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; DES MOINES, IA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Urbandale:
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 10 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 70 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • OTTUMWA INDUSTRIAL (about 98 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; ID: OTM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Urbandale:
  • MORNINGSTAR FIELD (about 8 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: Y76)
  • ANKENY REGIONAL (about 14 miles; ANKENY, IA; ID: IKV)
  • AMES MUNI (about 26 miles; AMES, IA; ID: AMW)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 4 $11,874 $35,622 0 $0
Firefighters 4 $15,640 $46,920 45 $20,758
Other and Unallocable 5 $22,029 $52,869 0 $0
Local Libraries 11 $40,155 $43,805 28 $29,234
Water Supply 15 $62,074 $49,659 2 $5,203
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $20,528 $61,584 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,878 $34,536 0 $0
Streets and Highways 28 $106,741 $45,746 0 $0
Welfare 1 $2,834 $34,008 1 $1,251
Solid Waste Management 6 $20,384 $40,768 0 $0
Sewerage 2 $7,242 $43,452 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $172,683 $50,541 8 $5,407
Parks and Recreation 13 $52,456 $48,420 12 $5,245
Financial Administration 4 $19,784 $59,352 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $21,487 $85,948 6 $2,491
Totals for Government 142 $578,789 $48,911 102 $69,589
College/University in Urbandale:
  • HAMILTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 466; Location: 4655 121st Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hamiltonia.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Urbandale:
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; DES MOINES, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,227)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 71 miles; LAMONI, IA; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 101 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; FT enrollment: 2,744)
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 111 miles; MASON CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,161)
Public high school in Urbandale:
  • URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,170; Location: 7111 AURORA AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Urbandale:
  • URBANDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 818; Location: 7701 AURORA AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OLMSTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: 7110 PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • KAREN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 3500 74TH ST; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • ROLLING GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 8100 AIRLINE AVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • VALERIUS ELEMENTARY (Students: 225; Location: 3305 92ND ST; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JENSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 6301 AURORA AVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Urbandale:
  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 3601 66TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Urbandale:
  • URBANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,243,060; Location: 3520 86TH ST.; 100,107 books; 8,328 audio materials; 4,711 video materials; 279 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Urbandale: Urbandale Country Club (A), Urbandale Town Hall (B), Urbandale Public Library (C), Urbandale Police Department (D), Urbandale Fire Department (E), Living History Farms Welcome Center (F).

Shopping Center: Cedar Ridge Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Urbandale include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Evangelical Covenant Church (B), Aldersgate United Methodist Church (C), Saint Stephen Lutheran Church (D), Saint Pius X Church (E), First Free Methodist Church (F), Baptist Convention of Iowa Church (G), New Hope Assembly of God Church (H).

Cemeteries: Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery (1), McDivitt Cemetery (2).

Lake: Halice, Lake (A).

Creek: Little Walnut Creek (A).

Parks in Urbandale include: Northview Park (1), Karen Acres (2), South Park (3), Walker-Johnson Park (4), Lions Park (5), Urbandale City Park (6), Murphy Park (7), Living History Farms (8).

Post office: (A).  


Urbandale compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Urbandale:
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Urbandale:
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDPS (88.1 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES INDEP. COM.SCHOOL DIST.)
TV broadcast stations around Urbandale:
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

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