Urbana is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,452 people and just one neighborhood, Urbana is the 203rd largest community in Iowa.
Real Estate Prices
Urbana real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Urbana house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Urbana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Urbana is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Urbana who work in management occupations (13.24%), sales jobs (9.87%) and healthcare (9.06%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Urbana is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Urbana is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Urbana a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Urbana has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Urbana’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.