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. Ankeny has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Ankeny, where the median household income is $81,627.00.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ankeny is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ankeny is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ankeny who work in sales jobs (11.82%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and management occupations (10.16%).
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.
Because of many things, Ankeny is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ankeny really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ankeny perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Ankeny is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.15% of adults in Ankeny have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Ankeny in 2018 was $38,879, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,516 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.