Urbandale, IA

Urbandale profile

Living in Urbandale

Urbandale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 44,379 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Urbandale is the 12th largest community in Iowa.

Urbandale real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Urbandale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Urbandale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Urbandale is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Urbandale who work in management occupations (14.11%), office and administrative support (12.66%), and sales jobs (12.54%).

Also of interest is that Urbandale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Urbandale is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Urbandale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Urbandale perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The citizens of Urbandale are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.92% of adults in Urbandale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Urbandale in 2018 was $43,604, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,416 for a family of four.

Urbandale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Urbandale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Urbandale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Urbandale include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Urbandale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Slavic languages.