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Urbandale is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area. (The community straddles Polk and Dallas counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The latitude of Urbandale is 41.626N. The longitude is -93.711W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,868.


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Median household income
Local
$59,744
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Urbandale demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 72. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Applefest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Corn Harvest Weekend - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Iowa Heritage Weekend - Sept. 29-30, 2007
  • Horse and Buggy Days - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Urbandale web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Living History Farms
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Urbandale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50131 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Urbandale residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Urbandale ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Urbandale was $29,021, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

44% of Urbandale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Urbandale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $574.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,177.


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Libraries in Urbandale include Urbandale Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Urbandale political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Urbandale workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Urbandale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Urbandale include Comfort Inn Urbandale, Comfort Suites at Living History Farms, Days Inn West, Econo Lodge, ESA Des Moines-Urbandale, Microtel Inn & Suites Urbandale, Sleep Inn.

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