Ankeny, IA 50021 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50021: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ankeny, IA 50021

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.724, Longitude -93.61
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 973
  • PO Box Addresses: 354
  • Residential Addresses: 11,549
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,182
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,367

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Ankeny, IA 50021 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,076
Population in Households 26,997
Population in Familes 22,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 1,040
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $85,030
Average Household Income $99,567
Per Capita Income $39,361


Total Housing Units 10,981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,315 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,377 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $198,980
Average Home Value $219,083


Total Households 10,692
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,355
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 2.76% 2.22%
Households 2.62% 2.08%
Families 2.61% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Ankeny, IA 50021 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50021 to the other 961 ZIP Codes 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 # 30 97th
Population Density # 56 94th
Diversity Index # 205 79th
Median Household Income # 26 97th
Per Capita Income # 52 95th

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