Ankeny is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 70,287 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ankeny is the seventh largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Ankeny was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ankeny economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ankeny, where the median household income is $92,959.00.
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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.00% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Ankeny, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
If knowledge is power, Ankeny is a pretty powerful place. 51.50% 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 $43,004, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,016 for a family of four.
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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Ankeny is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.