Phone: 515-331-6855
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Area Code: 515

Zip Codes: 50322 and 50323

County: Polk and Dallas


Population: Approximately 41,020 according to a census in 2012.


Average winter temperature: 21.3 degrees F

Average summer temperature: 83.9 degrees F

Average rainfall: 32.1 inces

Average annual snowfall: 31.6 inches

Leading Employers

Employer # of Employees
Marsh & McLennan 1,800 employees
Citi 600 employees
John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group 550 employees
Wells Fargo Financial 530 employees
Continental Western Insurance 470 employees
Urbandale Community School District 450 employees
US Postal Service 420 employees
Unity Point 400 employees
MidAmerican Energy Company 350 employees
Quality Manufacturing Corporation 350 employees
Rain and Hail Insurance 300 employees
Compressor Controls Corporation 300 employees



Income Taxes:  The state of Iowa taxes, wages and compensation are subject to federal withholding.  For more information regarding rate of taxation for income, contact the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance at 800-367-3388.

Property Taxes:  Property in Iowa is assessed every year.  There are 48 taxing districts in Polk County.  The City of Urbandale has 10 different tax rates based on the schools, Count, and sanitary sewer districts that service the area.  The taxation rate ranges from $33.42 to $39.55 within the city.  For more information regarding other tax districts, contact the Polk County Auditor’s Office at  The overall tax rate is consistently one of the lowest in Polk County.  For a community Urbandale’s size, it is one of the lowest in the State of Iowa.

Sales Tax:  Iowa’s sales tax applies to all goods and services (except food and medicine), which are taxed at 5%.  Polk County has a 1% county-wide local option sales tax that supports school infrastructure.  The total sales tax is 6%.

Housing Market

The average monthly rent for a three-bedroom house in Urbandale is approximately $1,000.  The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $755, and the average cost of houses sold in Urbandale in the last two years is $180,000.

Total number of households: 15,152 (2010 census)

Average Household size: 2.6 (2010 census)

Median household income: $77,596