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Welcome to Urbandale ...

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

The location of Urbandale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Urbandale has a population of 43,949 people<2> (see below for details).

Urbandale was established in 1917.

The community of Urbandale is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Urbandale is within the boundaries of the (515) area code.

The ZIP codes for Urbandale: 50322-50323<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Urbandale had a population of 39,463 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 29,072 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Urbandale had an population of 43,949 people. This is an increase of 11.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Urbandale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

Websites for Urbandale ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Urbandale. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Urbandale. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Urbandale ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Urbandale

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Urbandale

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Urbandale

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Urbandale

Located in Warren County

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Urbandale

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Urbandale

Adel   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Urbandale

Located in Dallas County

Polk City   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Urbandale

Carlisle   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Urbandale

Located in Warren County

Madrid   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Urbandale

Located in Boone County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Urbandale.

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The official website for Urbandale:

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The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Urbandale.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Urbandale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Urbandale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Urbandale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Urbandale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Urbandale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6378, Longitude: -93.7783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Urbandale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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