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 62,416 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 $79,536.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (13.58%), management occupations (11.23%), and sales jobs (11.04%).

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 one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.36% 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 2010 was $36,639, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,556 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.