Urbandale, IA

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2022 Population
45,591
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
2.37% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.49%
6.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$111,888
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$298,500
14.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Urbandale, IA had a population of 45.6k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $111,888. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Urbandale, IA grew from 45,037 to 45,591, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $100,589 to $111,888, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Urbandale, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.33%), White (Hispanic) (3.91%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in Urbandale, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Urbandale, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Urbandale, IA are Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (67 degrees awarded in 2022) and Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School (25 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Urbandale, IA was $298,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Urbandale, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Urbandale, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Urbandale, IA is home to a population of 45.6k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.31% of Urbandale, IA residents were born outside of the country (4.24k people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.4k people) in Urbandale, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Urbandale, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Urbandale, IA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Urbandale, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.4k ± 1.05k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 723
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.98k ± 613
5.74%
Hispanic Population
2.62k people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.4k people) in Urbandale, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.74% of the people in Urbandale, IA are hispanic (2.62k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Urbandale, IA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.24k people
8.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.86k people

As of 2022, 9.31% of Urbandale, IA residents (4.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Urbandale, IA was 8.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    740 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    595 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    331 ± 145

Urbandale, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Urbandale, IA employs 24.2k people. The largest industries in Urbandale, IA are Finance & Insurance (4,411 people), Retail Trade (2,864 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,829 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,395), Public Administration ($86,131), and Wholesale Trade ($84,327).

Occupations

24.2k
2022 Value
± 1,223
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Urbandale, IA grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 23.5k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Urbandale, IA, are Management Occupations (3,394 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,801 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,783 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Urbandale, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.2k
2022 Value
± 1,223
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Urbandale, IA grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 23.5k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Urbandale, IA, are Finance & Insurance (4,411 people), Retail Trade (2,864 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,829 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Urbandale, IA, though some of these residents may live in Urbandale, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,884
Median earning men ± $4,927
$51,733
Median earning women ± $4,496

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,639), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($99,583), and Information ($92,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,269), Construction ($64,856), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,545).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Urbandale, IA awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Urbandale, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 111 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Urbandale, IA are White (60 and 65.2%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 14.1%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 9.78%), and Two or More Races (5 and 5.43%).

The largest universities in Urbandale, IA by number of degrees awarded are Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (67 and 72.8%) and Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School (25 and 27.2%).

The most popular majors in Urbandale, IA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (41 and 44.6%), Massage Therapy (31 and 33.7%), and General Cosmetology (20 and 21.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Urbandale, IA was $298,500 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $260,000 to $298,500, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Urbandale, IA is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Urbandale, IA have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Urbandale, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Urbandale, IA is $111,888. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Urbandale, IA was Census Tract 104.07 with a value of $125,757, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 104.09, with respective values of $94,494 and $90,716.

Property

$298,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,869
$13,479
Median Property Taxes
±$689

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.5% of the housing units in Urbandale, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104.07
  2. Census Tract 104.04
  3. Census Tract 104.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Urbandale, IA was Census Tract 104.07 with a value of $125,757, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 104.09, with respective values of $94,494 and $90,716.

The following map shows all of the places in Urbandale, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$111,888
Median Household Income
± $6,457
17.2k
Number of Households
± 940

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.2k households in Urbandale, IA grew to $111,888 from the previous year's value of $100,589.

The following chart displays the households in Urbandale, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Urbandale, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.61%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in Urbandale, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.61%).

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Urbandale, IA have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Urbandale, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Urbandale, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Urbandale, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Urbandale, IA (2.48k out of 45.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Urbandale, IA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Urbandale, IA has health coverage, with 64.9% on employee plans, 7.68% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.923% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Polk County, IA see 1025 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0975% decrease from the previous year (1026 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 349 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,025 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Polk County, IA

Primary care physicians in Polk County, IA see an average of 1,025 patients per year. This represents a 0.0975% decrease from the previous year (1,026 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Polk County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 42.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
64.9%
Employer Coverage
7.68%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.923%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Urbandale, IA grew by 12% from 4.64% to 5.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Urbandale, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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