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The City of Urbana had a population of 1,451 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Urbana, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,451
Population in Households 1,451
Population in Familes 1,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 658
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $78,713
Average Household Income $83,920
Per Capita Income $31,434


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $197,590
Average Home Value $206,908


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 407
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.06% -0.14%
Households 0.02% -0.04%
Families -0.15% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2018 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 # 216 79th
Population Density # 522 48th
Diversity Index # 692 31st
Median Household Income # 66 94th
Per Capita Income # 302 70th

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