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The City of Urbana had a population of 1,434 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Urbana, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,434
Daytime Population: Workers 569
Daytime Population: Residents 623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,434
Population in Familes 1,253
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 650
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $77,343
Average Household Income $84,143
Per Capita Income $31,259


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (81.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $197,892
Average Home Value $204,270


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.21%
Households -0.16% -0.16%
Families -0.34% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 # 221 78th
Population Density # 532 47th
Diversity Index # 649 35th
Median Household Income # 49 95th
Per Capita Income # 223 78th

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