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  HEALTH OVERVIEW
  

There are 262 physicians per 100,000 population in Ankeny, Iowa. The US average is 210.

Ankeny, Iowa Health Index

Air quality in Ankeny, Iowa is 70 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Water quality in Ankeny, Iowa is 60 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund index is 91 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation’s most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

  HEALTHAnkeny, IowaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)  70.158.4
  Water Quality (100=best)  6055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)  9186.9
  Physicians per Cap.  262210
  Health Cost  87100

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  HEALTH COMMENTS
  
Life in Middle America
I moved to Ankeny from Southern CA in June, 2005. My immediate and lasting impression is the incredible home values here, the relatively low population density, and the... (read more)
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Ankeny is a great community to raise a family or to be single. The shools are wonderful and so many activities for kids and families. The weather when it is good, it... (read more)
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We don't call it "Ankenytopia" for nothing! This is the best town in Iowa! The schools are top-notch, the town is growing and getting more attractions. We are missing... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Life in Middle America
I moved to Ankeny from Southern CA in June, 2005. My immediate and lasting impression is the incredible home values here, the relatively low population density, and the... (read more)
ANKENYTOPIA
Ankeny is a great community to raise a family or to be single. The shools are wonderful and so many activities for kids and families. The weather when it is good, it... (read more)
"ANKENYTOPIA"
We don't call it "Ankenytopia" for nothing! This is the best town in Iowa! The schools are top-notch, the town is growing and getting more attractions. We are missing... (read more)
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