Urbandale, Iowa facts for kids
Urbandale welcome sign
Location of Urbandale, Iowa
|Incorporated||April 16, 1917|
|• Type||Council-manager government|
|• Mayor||Robert Andeweg|
|• City Manager||A.J. Johnson|
|• Total||21.94 sq mi (56.82 km2)|
|• Land||21.92 sq mi (56.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||12th in Iowa|
|• Density||1,800.3/sq mi (695.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
50322, 50323, 50391
|GNIS feature ID||0462504|
Urbandale is a city in Polk and Dallas counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 39,463. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Urbandale was incorporated as a city on April 16, 1917. In its early days, Urbandale served as a streetcar suburb of Des Moines with four coal mines. Urbandale served as the end of the "Urbandale Line" after plans to build a railroad from Des Moines to Woodward were abandoned because of right-of-way issues. The coal mines had closed by the end of the 1940s while streetcar service ended in 1951.
In 1920, shortly after the city incorporated, Urbandale had 298 people. Its population in 1950 was 1,777, but the city grew rapidly after that along with the rest of Des Moines' suburbs. By 1970 Urbandale had 14,434 people, and in 2000 it had 29,072. Although most of the city's developed area is in Polk County, Urbandale has expanded westward into Dallas County in recent years.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.94 square miles (56.82 km2), of which, 21.92 square miles (56.77 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
The median income for a household in the city was $59,744, and the median income for a family was $70,548 (these figures had risen to $69,269 and $86,885 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $45,470 versus $32,631 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,021. About 2.5% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 39,463 people, 15,596 households, and 10,815 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,800.3 inhabitants per square mile (695.1/km2). There were 16,319 housing units at an average density of 744.5 per square mile (287.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 2.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.
There were 15,596 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 29,072 people, 11,484 households, and 8,038 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.9 people per square mile (542.5/km²). There were 11,869 housing units at an average density of 573.6 per square mile (221.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.18% White, 1.53% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.
There were 11,484 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.
Age spread: 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
Parks and recreation
Urbandale features 850 acres (3.4 km2) of parks and 33 miles (53 km) of recreational trails that connect to other trails in the Des Moines area.
Urbandale is the home of Living History Farms, where Pope John Paul II spoke to a crowd estimated at 350,000 on October 4, 1979 and the Buccaneer Arena, home to the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team.
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