Urbandale, IA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 11,855 housing units in Urbandale. This represents a 27.5% growth from 9,296 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 11,605 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 250 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Urbandale is about 77.5%. Urbandale's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.2%. Average household size is 2.51 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Urbandale were built after 1979.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.30%
One Bedroom5.30%
Two Bedrooms26.40%
Three Bedrooms39%
Four Bedrooms23.90%
Five Bedrooms or more3.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.68
Median year structure was built1980
Median Value of occupied units$133,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$197,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.91
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$674

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage7.50%
Home Equity Loan10.60%
Simple Mortgage61.20%
Debt Free20.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.3%