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The City of Urbana had a population of 1,436 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Urbana is located at latitude 42.2291 and longitude -91.8878 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Urbana (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Urbana (GNIS ID: 2397098) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Urbana is located within Township of Polk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Urbana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Urbana, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,436
Population in Households 1,436
Population in Familes 1,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 651
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $193,561
Average Home Value $200,339


Median Household Income $79,525
Average Household Income $86,184
Per Capita Income $32,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.25%
Households -0.15% -0.23%
Families -0.35% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Urbana, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Urbana to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 78th
Population Density1 # 528 48th
Diversity Index2 # 679 33rd
Median Household Income # 37 96th
Per Capita Income # 170 83rd

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