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: 982
  • PO Box Addresses: 343
  • Residential Addresses: 11,412
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,181
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,231

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

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Ankeny, IA 50021 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,429
Daytime Population: Workers 13,764
Daytime Population: Residents 12,307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,071
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 26,346
Population in Familes 21,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 976
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $79,407
Average Household Income $93,995
Per Capita Income $37,158


Total Housing Units 10,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,243 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,192 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $194,764
Average Home Value $211,334


Total Households 10,435
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,188
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 2.81% 2.22%
Households 2.65% 2.11%
Families 2.65% 2.07%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Ankeny, IA 50021 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50021 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 29 97th
Population Density # 58 94th
Diversity Index # 215 78th
Median Household Income # 33 97th
Per Capita Income # 56 94th

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