Ankeny, IA

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Living in Ankeny

Ankeny is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 67,355 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ankeny is the 11th largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ankeny, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ankeny, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ankeny’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ankeny does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $86,486.00.

Ankeny real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Ankeny house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Ankeny is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ankeny is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ankeny who work in management occupations (12.02%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

Also of interest is that Ankeny has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Ankeny is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ankeny’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Ankeny is a pretty powerful place. 50.78% of the adults in Ankeny have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Ankeny in 2018 was $40,181, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,724 for a family of four. However, Ankeny contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ankeny home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ankeny residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ankeny include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ankeny is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.