Urbandale, IA
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Urbandale profile

Living in Urbandale

Urbandale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 45,923 people and ten 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

If knowledge is power, Urbandale is a pretty powerful place. 50.72% of the adults in Urbandale have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Urbandale in 2018 was $46,119, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,476 for a family of four. However, Urbandale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Urbandale include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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