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Population in 2012: 41,020 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +41.1%
Males: 19,153  (46.7%)
Females: 21,867  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50322.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,788 (it was $59,744 in 2000)
Urbandale:

$82,788
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,410

Urbandale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $195,240 (it was $131,100 in 2000)
Urbandale:

$195,240
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $208,603; Detached houses: $218,187; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,377; In 2-unit structures: $161,023; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,145; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,243; Mobile homes: $11,084

Median gross rent in 2012: $798.

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  • White alone - 35,572 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,172 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,082 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 918 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 634 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Urbandale: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.5%), Irish (13.8%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (5.2%), Swedish (4.2%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/3/1917

Land area: 20.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,982 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Urbandale:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Urbandale city:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3,203 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe).

This city:  8.1%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Urbandale, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Urbandale to the number of sex offenders is 1,243 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,049 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,777 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (6.7 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (120.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Windsor Heights, IA (1.6 miles ), Johnston, IA (1.7 miles ), Clive, IA (1.7 miles ), Grimes, IA (2.0 miles ), West Des Moines, IA (2.1 miles ), Des Moines, IA (2.6 miles ), Waukee, IA (2.6 miles ), Saylorville, IA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 403 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2007: 233 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2008: 104 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2009: 114 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2010: 147 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2011: 182 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2012: 241 buildings, average cost: $282,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -188 (-0.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,778 (21.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

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Property values in Urbandale, IA


 

Crime rates in Urbandale by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100200010000
per 100,000 3.50.00.06.30.00.00.02.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 04477147671283
per 100,000 0.013.712.821.920.940.118.215.217.729.920.27.4
Robberies 981197151687452
per 100,000 31.427.435.228.120.943.041.720.317.710.012.64.9
Assaults 145557542536442734424152
per 100,000 48.9188.5182.5168.974.6103.2114.668.686.0104.7103.4128.5
Burglaries 118122199173130145153134143122109107
per 100,000 411.8418.2637.2541.0387.9415.7398.6340.6361.9304.1274.8264.4
Thefts 643818665522417659571524639576501548
per 100,000 2243.82803.72129.41632.31244.31889.31487.71331.81617.01435.51262.91354.2
Auto thefts 214226423521362027202433
per 100,000 73.3144.083.3131.3104.460.293.850.868.349.860.581.5
Arson 121771213943337
per 100,000 41.93.422.421.935.837.323.410.27.67.57.617.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.7) 157.1218.9202.1193.9128.5182.7151.2123.4137.9136.2120.1117.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Urbandale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 52 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Iowa average:

1.72

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Urbandale, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Urbandale-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 209% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.4 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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Eddie Berlin - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Jan 14, 1978), Neil Clark Warren - Ispirational speaker, Brian Lillis - College basketball player (Albany Great Danes), Tyler McKinney - College basketball player (Creighton Bluejays).


Hospitals/medical centers in Urbandale:

  • IOWA HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 11333 AURORA AVENUE)
  • CHILDSERVE HOMES-DOUGLAS AVENUE HOUSE (Hospital, 7109 DOUGLAS AVENUE)
  • CHILDSERVE HOMES-URBANDALE HOUSE (Hospital, 2712 69TH STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE (Hospital, 2900 100TH STREET SUITE 103)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, 13731 HICKMAN ROAD)
  • KAREN ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3605 ELM DRIVE)
  • URBANDALE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4614 NW 84TH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Urbandale, IA

Local government website: www.urbandale.org

College/University in Urbandale:

  • Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (Full-time enrollment: 641; Location: 4655 121st Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hamiltonia.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Urbandale:

  • Drake University (about 6 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 11 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 28 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 64 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 81 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 90 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 91 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

Public high schools in Urbandale:

Private high school in Urbandale:

  • DES MOINES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 13007 DOUGLAS PKWY; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Urbandale:

Private elementary/middle schools in Urbandale:

  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 3601 66TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW HORIZON ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 6201 FRANKLIN AVE; Grades: KG - 2)
See full list of schools located in Urbandale, map of school districts: URBANDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WAUKEE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Urbandale:

  • URBANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,096,714; Location: 3520 86TH ST; 130,897 books; 14,856 audio materials; 10,869 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 362 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Urbandale: Urbandale Country Club (A), Living History Farms Welcome Center (B), Urbandale Public Library (C), Urbandale Police Department (D), Urbandale Fire Department Station 42 Headquarters (E), Urbandale Fire Department Station 41 (F), Urbandale Town Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cedar Ridge Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Urbandale include: Urbandale Baptist Church (A), Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (B), Westkirk Presbyterian Church (C), Free Methodist Church (D), Walnut Hills United Methodist Church (E), Gospel Assembly Church (F), New Hope Assembly of God Church (G), Saint Pius X Church (H), Church of Jesus Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery (1), McDivitt Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Halice (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Walnut Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Urbandale include: Lions Park (1), Urbandale City Park (2), Walker-Johnson Park (3), Karen Acres (4), South Park (5), Northview Park (6), Living History Farms (7), Murphy Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Living History Farms - Administration (Museums; 2600 111th Street) (1), Urbandale Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 4010 70th Street) (2), Cruise One (Amusement & Theme Parks; 15419 Oakwood Drive) (3), Aristocrat Inc (Arcades & Amusements; 3209 86th Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Merle Hay (4845 Merle Hay Road) (1), Timberline Cottages (12720 Sunflower Drive) (2), Suite Options Corporate Housing (3201 99th Street) (3), Extended Stay America (3940 114th St) (4), Comfort Suites (11167 Hickman Road) (5), Comfort Suites At Living History Farms (11167 Hickman Road) (6), Four Points By Sheraton Des Moines North (4800 Merle Hay Road) (7), Econo Lodge West (11000 Douglas Avenue) (8), Sleep Inn Urbandale (11211 Hickman Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.8%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 61.5% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Urbandale, IA

People in group quarters in Urbandale in 2010:

  • 222 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Urbandale in 2000:

  • 252 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Urbandale compared to Iowa state average:

Urbandale, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Urbandale (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Meredith Branch at 8525 Meredith Drive, branch established on 1993/08/09; Aurora Branch at 6200 Aurora Avenue, branch established on 1895/05/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Urbandale Branch at 8301 Douglas Avenue, branch established on 1973/05/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Urbandale Branch at 3800 100th Street, branch established on 2000/06/05. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Iowa State Bank: Hickman Office at 2301 128th Street, branch established on 2006/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $311.1 mil, Deposits: $262.2 mil, headquarters in Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa State Bank Holding Company
  • Midwest Heritage Bank, FSB: Urbandale Branch at 8601 Douglas Avenue, branch established on 1999/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Urbandale Branch at 3501 Northwest 86th Street, branch established on 1992/12/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Urbandale Branch at 2851 86th Street, branch established on 1995/03/06. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Urbandale at 8300 Douglas, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • West Bank: Urbandale Branch at 3255 99th Street, branch established on 1999/06/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,256.9 mil, Deposits: $959.3 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: West Bancorporation, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Urbandale, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 5900 Sutton Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 270-1037, Fax: (515) 270-1295
  • Comfort Suites, 11167 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 276-1126, Fax: (515) 276-1126
  • Extended Stay America, 3940 114TH St, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 276-1929, Fax: (515) 276-1565
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 10841 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 278-2811, Fax: (515) 278-2812
  • Sleep Inn @ Living History Farms, 11211 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 270-2424, Fax: (515) 270-9114
  • Econolodge, 11000 Doulgas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 278-4601
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Des Moines Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 278-4755, Fax: (515) 278-2846
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Des Moines/urbandale, 8711 Plum Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322 , Phone: (515) 727-5424, Fax: (515) 727-5425
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Urbandale, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Urbandale travel time to work - commute


Urbandale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Urbandale:

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Religion statistics for Urbandale city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Polk County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
This county:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$21,299$63,8970$0
Other Government Administration 9$54,011$72,0157$2,380
Police Protection - Officers 45$222,759$59,4020$0
Police - Other 4$13,271$39,81313$6,757
Firefighters 9$36,190$48,25331$32,867
Fire - Other 1$3,507$42,0840$0
Streets and Highways 31$81,234$31,4450$0
Welfare 1$3,967$47,6041$1,928
Solid Waste Management 4$18,711$56,1330$0
Sewerage 2$13,592$81,5520$0
Parks and Recreation 14$63,996$54,85419$4,698
Water Supply 16$73,113$54,8350$0
Local Libraries 12$53,585$53,58531$28,913
Other and Unallocable 6$27,876$55,7520$0
Totals for Government 158$687,111$52,186102$77,543

Urbandale government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $11,229,000 ($273.74)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $12,368,000 ($301.51)
    Police Protection: $4,208,000 ($102.58)
    Regular Highways: $3,404,000 ($82.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,222,000 ($78.55)
    Libraries: $1,860,000 ($45.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,335,000 ($32.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,170,000 ($28.52)
    General - Other: $1,158,000 ($28.23)
    Health - Other: $823,000 ($20.06)
    General Public Buildings: $800,000 ($19.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $521,000 ($12.70)
    Financial Administration: $488,000 ($11.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $114,000 ($2.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $14,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,474,000 ($35.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $505,000 ($12.31)
    Transit Utilities: $182,000 ($4.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $495,000 ($12.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,248,000 ($225.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($3.49)

Urbandale government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $991,000 ($24.16)
    All Other: $705,000 ($17.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $570,000 ($13.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($0.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $138,000 ($3.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,126,000 ($27.45)
    Interest Earnings: $952,000 ($23.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $238,000 ($5.80)
    Special Assessments: $186,000 ($4.53)
    Sale of Property: $49,000 ($1.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,405,000 ($351.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,716,000 ($66.21)
    All Other: $1,428,000 ($34.81)
  • Tax - Property: $17,362,000 ($423.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,058,000 ($25.79)
    Other License: $1,047,000 ($25.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $798,000 ($19.45)

Urbandale government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,095,000 ($928.69)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,428,000 ($912.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,225,000 ($127.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,558,000 ($111.12)

Urbandale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,150,000 ($125.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,412,000 ($448.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,000 ($5.97)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($372 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, IA  0.62% ($46,738 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.45% ($38,500)
from Warren County, IA  0.43% ($36,603)


5.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dallas County, IA  1.04% ($61,981 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.40% ($47,092)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($32,827)

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.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

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)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Urbandale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here




Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED199$147,170224$142,3181,150$148,83581$46,49729$145,1891$20,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$159,4708$155,338116$148,04810$41,6051$89,9001$14,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$160,92122$106,805210$159,72123$25,1726$89,3121$25,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$129,93814$129,764206$155,70514$35,8615$129,1380$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$187,5951$372,50024$153,0610$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.03, 0104.04, 0104.05, 0113.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$173,98864$175,1301$316,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$189,57711$173,4740$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$153,3339$171,6120$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$175,3253$224,7870$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$184,2800$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.03, 0104.04, 0104.05, 0113.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 114
  • Hazardous Condition: 61
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Urbandale


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Urbandale, IA

Most common first names in Urbandale, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16678.8 years
Robert12971.5 years
John12473.6 years
James9372.1 years
William9375.1 years
Helen7482.1 years
Ruth6680.2 years
Dorothy6680.6 years
Charles6177.6 years
Richard5568.8 years
Most common last names in Urbandale, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6275.9 years
Johnson4475.5 years
Miller3777.6 years
Wilson3181.1 years
Brown3072.2 years
Nelson2871.0 years
Anderson2675.9 years
Davis2575.6 years
Peterson2481.3 years
White2073.8 years
Businesses in Urbandale, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets9
AutoZone1McDonald's1
BMW1Microtel1
Big O Tires1Nike1
Comfort Suites1Panera Bread1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Starbucks2
FedEx8Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Target1
Haworth1U.S. Cellular5
Home Depot1UPS16
IHOP1Vans1
Jones New York1Walgreens2
Kmart1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Urbandale, IA


Urbandale on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #81 (50322) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Yugoslavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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Total of 326 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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