Census Data and other Community Statistical Information
The Department of Community Development collects and maintains a wide array of statistical data for Urbandale. Census data contains the most-requested Census information, including some comparisons between current and prior Censuses both historically for Urbandale, and to other cities, county, state, and US.
Urbandale is located in Polk and Dallas Counties. Its 2010 Census population is 39,463 persons, of which 33,126 persons live in Polk County and 6,337 persons live in Dallas County. It is the 12th-largest city in Iowa. Its current area is 22.37 square miles, including 6.3 square miles in Dallas County. It was incorporated on April 16, 1917.
Portions of six public school districts lie within Urbandale's Corporate Limits, those being the Urbandale Community School District (entire District is within City boundaries), Waukee Community School District, Johnston Community School District, West Des Moines Community School District, Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District, and the Des Moines Independent Community School District in order of enrollment within the City Limits. School District contact information and other educational data is available from the Iowa Department of Education.