Urbandale, IA
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Urbandale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 44,062 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 88.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Urbandale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Urbandale who work in office and administrative support (14.28%), business and financial occupations (12.58%), and sales jobs (12.52%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Urbandale 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, Urbandale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Urbandale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Urbandale is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.38% of adults in Urbandale have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Urbandale in 2010 was $41,328, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,312 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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