Ankeny, Iowa 

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Population

70,068

+33.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$75,069

Median Home Price

$276,100

Median Age

32

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 4.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Ankeny, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Ankeny, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Ankeny, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Ankeny
Zip Codes: 50023 50021
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ankeny is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ankeny jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ankeny's cost of living is 4.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ankeny's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ankeny's population is 70,068 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 33.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ankeny is Real Estate: $276,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%.

SCHOOLS
Ankeny public schools spend $12,386 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Ankeny. More Education



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Housing Market in Ankeny

It's a good time to buy in Ankeny. Home Appreciation is up 10.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Ankeny is $276,100.

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Reviews for Ankeny   3 Reviews
Life in Middle America - 12/1/2008
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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ANKENYTOPIA - 7/31/2008
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" - 10/26/2007
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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ZIP CODES IN ANKENY, IOWA
50023 50021

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