Ankeny, Iowa 

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Population

56,237

+33.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.0%

Median Income

$75,069

Median Home Price

$232,300

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.

Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters
 $280,610 
3003 NW 28th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1812 SqFt
 $799,900 
6681 NE Berwick Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 4 | 9549 SqFt
 $304,840 
2130 NW Applewood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1635 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 2.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Ankeny, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Polk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ankeny's population is 56,237 people. Since 2010, 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 $232,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%. Check out the homes in the area

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 3.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Ankeny Real Estate

The median home price in Ankeny is $232,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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NEW LISTINGS IN ANKENY
$280,610
3003 NW 28th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$799,900
6681 NE Berwick Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$304,840
2130 NW Applewood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$2,195
2019 SW Cascade Falls Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$319,000
1404 NW 25th St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$335,000
1908 SE Oliver Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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