Ankeny, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ankeny, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ankeny had a population of 59,010 as of July 1, 2018. Ankeny ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ankeny is located at latitude 41.7279 and longitude -93.6032 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ankeny (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Ankeny (GNIS ID: 2393960) 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 Ankeny is located within Township of Crocker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ankeny: Ankenny.

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


Total Population 59,010
Population in Households 58,356
Population in Familes 47,903
Population in Group Qrtrs 654
Population Density2 2,010
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $83,952
Average Household Income $99,676
Per Capita Income $37,947


Total Housing Units 22,981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,044 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,265 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 672 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $203,362
Average Home Value $226,674


Total Households 22,309
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 15,456
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.18% 2.31%
Households 3.03% 2.19%
Families 3.03% 2.17%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Ankeny, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ankeny 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 # 11 99th
Population Density # 31 97th
Diversity Index # 194 81st
Median Household Income # 31 97th
Per Capita Income # 63 94th

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