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Welcome to Urbandale ...

The city of Urbandale is primarily located in Polk County<1>. A portion of Urbandale extends into Dallas County.


The location of Urbandale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Urbandale was established in 1917.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Urbandale has a population of 44,384 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Urbandale is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Urbandale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Urbandale lies within the (515) area code.

The ZIP codes for Urbandale: 50322-50323<5>

Websites for Urbandale ...

Official Website:   www.urbandale.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.urbandalechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Urbandale had an population of 44,384 people. This is an increase of 12.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Urbandale had a population of 39,463 people (which is 9.16% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Urbandale the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Urbandale represents 1.3% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,463 people, the population of Urbandale increased 35.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,072 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Urbandale.

Communities Also Named Urbandale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Urbandale - they are located in Illinois, Michigan (3), Missouri and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Urbandale.

Communities near Urbandale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Urbandale.

  • Des Moines
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Ankeny
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ankeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ankeny
    • Ankeny is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,068 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ankeny <6>
  • Altoona
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
    • Altoona is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,503 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona <6>
  • Norwalk
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk <6>
  • Pleasant Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill <6>
  • Bondurant
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondurant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondurant
    • Bondurant is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,293 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bondurant <6>
  • Adel
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adel
    • Adel is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,607 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel <6>
  • Polk City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Carlisle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Madrid
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Urbandale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Urbandale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Urbandale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Urbandale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Urbandale. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Urbandale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Urbandale ...

Looking for more information about Urbandale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Urbandale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Urbandale.

Adding Urbandale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Urbandale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Urbandale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Urbandale post office opened in 1912.

We also found Urbandale on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Iowa (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Urbandale.

The official website for Urbandale: www.urbandale.org/

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Urbandale.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Urbandale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Urbandale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Urbandale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Urbandale includes: 50322 & 50323.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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