Ankeny, IA


Highest Appreciating Ankeny Neighborhoods Since 2000

Ankeny, IA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Ankeny Housing Market Information

With a population of 56,764, 19,569 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $235,498, Ankeny real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Ankeny home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Ankeny, accounting for 59.41% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Ankeny include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.20%), row houses and other attached homes ( 15.00%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.21%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Ankeny. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 71.78% of Ankeny's homes, and 58.65% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

Ankeny homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 43.53% of Ankeny's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Ankeny real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 41.96%), and between 1940-1969 ( 12.64%). There's also some housing in Ankeny built before 1939 ( 1.86%).

Ankeny Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Ankeny have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 9.69%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Ankeny house appreciation rate of 0.93%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Ankeny's appreciation rate, at 4.87%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Ankeny's appreciation rate has been 1.37%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.58%.

Relative to Iowa, our data show that Ankeny's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Iowa.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Ankeny differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Ankeny - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Ankeny real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,138,000 0.3
$853,001 - $1,138,000 0.1
$569,001 - $853,000 1.2
$455,001 - $569,000 1.5
$342,001 - $455,000 6.6
$227,001 - $342,000 28.9
$114,001 - $227,000 50.0
$57,001 - $114,000 7.0
$0 - $57,000 4.4

Very High for IA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
24.856439704676 5.18518518518519

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Ankeny Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
32.95% 1.66% 3 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,108 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 71.78
Renters 28.22
Vacant 4.88

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 43.5
1970 - 1999 42.0
1940 - 1969 12.6
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.4
Townhomes 15.0
Small Apt. Buildings 2.2
Apt. Complexes 20.2
Mobile Homes 3.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.61
1 Bedroom 8.45
2 Bedrooms 26.25
3 Bedrooms 38.37
4 Bedrooms 20.28
5 or more bedrooms 6.04