Urbandale, IA

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Living in Urbandale

Urbandale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 45,580 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.

Urbandale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.04% 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 (15.01%), office and administrative support (12.64%), and business and financial occupations (10.99%).

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: 7.81% 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.

Urbandale is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 49.05% 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 2018 was $44,328, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,312 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 Spanish.