Ankeny, IA

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2022 Population
68,392
3.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.3
1.22% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.74%
12.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$101,151
8.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$281,700
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,179
1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ankeny, IA had a population of 68.4k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $101,151. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ankeny, IA grew from 66,346 to 68,392, a 3.08% increase and its median household income grew from $92,959 to $101,151, a 8.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ankeny, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), White (Hispanic) (2.04%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Ankeny, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Ankeny, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ankeny, IA are Des Moines Area Community College (4,028 degrees awarded in 2022) and Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (89 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ankeny, IA was $281,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Ankeny, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ankeny, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ankeny, IA is home to a population of 68.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.9% of Ankeny, IA residents were born outside of the country (3.35k people).

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.6k people) in Ankeny, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Ankeny, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ankeny, IA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ankeny, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.6k ± 1.14k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.24k ± 682
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.15k ± 618
3.75%
Hispanic Population
2.57k people

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.6k people) in Ankeny, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.75% of the people in Ankeny, IA are hispanic (2.57k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.35k people
3.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.53k people

As of 2022, 4.9% of Ankeny, IA residents (3.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ankeny, IA was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    992 ± 362
  2. Vietnam
    653 ± 189
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    417 ± 202

Ankeny, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ankeny, IA employs 38.2k people. The largest industries in Ankeny, IA are Finance & Insurance (5,756 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,107 people), and Retail Trade (4,612 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,649), Utilities ($80,082), and Wholesale Trade ($77,452).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.2k
2022 Value
± 2,022
1%
1 Year growth
± 7.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ankeny, IA grew at a rate of 1%, from 37.8k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ankeny, IA, are Management Occupations (4,364 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (4,245 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,089 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ankeny, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.2k
2022 Value
± 2,022
1%
1 Year growth
± 7.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ankeny, IA grew at a rate of 1%, from 37.8k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ankeny, IA, are Finance & Insurance (5,756 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,107 people), and Retail Trade (4,612 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ankeny, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ankeny, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,708
Median earning men ± $4,902
$50,204
Median earning women ± $3,395

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($118,682), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,233).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,958), and Information ($67,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ankeny, IA awarded 4,117 degrees. The student population of Ankeny, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,681 male students and 12,404 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ankeny, IA are White (2,881 and 70.5%), followed by Unknown (384 and 9.39%), Hispanic or Latino (317 and 7.75%), and Black or African American (221 and 5.4%).

The largest universities in Ankeny, IA by number of degrees awarded are Des Moines Area Community College (4,028 and 97.8%) and Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (89 and 2.16%).

The most popular majors in Ankeny, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (906 and 22%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (534 and 13%), and Homeland Security (332 and 8.06%).

The median tuition cost in Ankeny, IA for private four year colleges is $17,990.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ankeny, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 70.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,085 (43.8% men and 56.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,085 students enrolled in Ankeny, IA, 43.8% men and 56.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,277 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 906 degrees awarded
  3. 178 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ankeny, IA was General Studies with 96 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,028 degrees awarded
  2. 89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Des Moines Area Community College with 4,028 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,708 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ankeny, IA, which is 0.709 times less than the 2,409 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,881 degrees mean that there were 7.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 384 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,323) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ankeny, IA was $281,700 in 2022, which is 0.999 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $248,400 to $281,700, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Ankeny, IA is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ankeny, IA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ankeny, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ankeny, IA is $101,151. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ankeny, IA was Census Tract 101.02 with a value of $123,271, followed by Census Tract 102.05 and Census Tract 102.12, with respective values of $105,424 and $92,365.

Property

$281,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,979
$18,904
Median Property Taxes
±$1,104

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in Ankeny, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.02
  2. Census Tract 102.05
  3. Census Tract 102.12

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ankeny, IA was Census Tract 101.02 with a value of $123,271, followed by Census Tract 102.05 and Census Tract 102.12, with respective values of $105,424 and $92,365.

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Household Income

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$101,151
Median Household Income
± $5,845
26.5k
Number of Households
± 1,495

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.5k households in Ankeny, IA grew to $101,151 from the previous year's value of $92,959.

The following chart displays the households in Ankeny, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ankeny, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.5%)
  3. Carpooled (4.37%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Ankeny, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.5%) and those who carpooled to work (4.37%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ankeny, IA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.797% of the workforce in Ankeny, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

4.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ankeny, IA (3.21k out of 67.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ankeny, IA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Ankeny, IA has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 7.02% on Medicaid, 8.6% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Polk County, IA see 1025 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0975% decrease from the previous year (1026 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 349 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,025 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Polk County, IA

Primary care physicians in Polk County, IA see an average of 1,025 patients per year. This represents a 0.0975% decrease from the previous year (1,026 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.47%
Uninsured
68%
Employer Coverage
7.02%
Medicaid
8.6%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ankeny, IA declined by 4.99% from 3.65% to 3.47%.

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