Ankeny, IA

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Population

56,237

5.29% growth

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$79,536

3.62% growth

Poverty Rate

6.27%


Number of Employees

32,406

7.48% growth

Median Property Value

$197,500

6.07% growth

About

In 2017, Ankeny, IA had a population of 56.2k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $79,536. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ankeny, IA grew from 53,413 to 56,237, a 5.29% increase and its median household income grew from $76,760 to $79,536, a 3.62% increase.

The population of Ankeny, IA is 92.2% White Alone, 2.58% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.44% Asian Alone. 6.38% of the people in Ankeny, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ankeny, IA are Des Moines Area Community College (3,358 degrees awarded in 2016) and Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (54 degrees).

The median property value in Ankeny, IA is $197,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Ankeny, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ankeny, IA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ankeny, IA employs 32.4k people. The largest industries in Ankeny, IA are Finance & Insurance (4,074 people), Retail Trade (3,884 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,839 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($80,859), Utilities ($67,222), and Public Administration ($66,630).

Median household income in Ankeny, IA is $79,536. Males in Ankeny, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Ankeny, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,536

2017 value

± $4,843

3.62%

1 Year Growth

± 8.36%

Households in Ankeny, IA have a median annual income of $79,536, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,760 in 2016, which represents a 3.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ankeny, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ankeny, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ankeny, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 101.02

  2. Census Tract 102.08

  3. Census Tract 102.12

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ankeny, IA was Census Tract 101.02 with a value of $74,703, followed by Census Tract 102.08 and Census Tract 102.12, with respective values of $70,755 and $66,579.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ankeny, IA (3.48k out of 55.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,994 ± 522

  2. Hispanic

    436 ± 238

  3. Black

    266 ± 194

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

32.4k

2017 Value

± 1,760

7.48%

1 Year growth

± 7.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ankeny, IA grew at a rate of 7.48%, from 30.2k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ankeny, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,401 people), Management Occupations (3,640 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,578 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ankeny, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ankeny, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,401 people), Management Occupations (3,640 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,578 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ankeny, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.6 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ankeny, IA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($78,932), Legal Occupations ($76,436), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.4k

2017 Value

± 1,760

7.48%

1 Year growth

± 7.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ankeny, IA grew at a rate of 7.48%, from 30.2k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ankeny, IA, are Finance & Insurance (4,074 people), Retail Trade (3,884 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,839 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Ankeny, IA, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (4,074 people), Retail Trade (3,884 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,839 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ankeny, IA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.69 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.26 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ankeny, IA, by median earnings, are Information ($80,859), Utilities ($67,222), and Public Administration ($66,630).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96% of the population of Ankeny, IA has health coverage, with 70.5% on employee plans, 6.81% on Medicaid, 6.16% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ankeny, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Ankeny, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.96%

Uninsured

70.5%

Employer Coverage

6.81%

Medicaid

6.16%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ankeny, IA grew by 8.84% from 3.64% to 3.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ankeny, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ankeny, IA is home to a population of 56.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.29% of Ankeny, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ankeny, IA is composed of 51.8k White Alone residents (92.2%), 1.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.58%), 1.37k Asian Alone residents (2.44%), 838 Black or African American Alone residents (1.49%), 729 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0178%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0142%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ankeny, IA are Serbo-Croatian (1,098 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (827 speakers), and Chinese (261 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ankeny, IA was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Ankeny, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Ankeny, IA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.29% of Ankeny, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ankeny, IA was 4.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ankeny, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Ankeny, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Ankeny, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ankeny, IA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.8k ± 837

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.45k ± 585

  3. Asian Alone

    1.37k ± 492

In 2017, there were 35.7 times more White Alone residents (51.8k people) in Ankeny, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k Hispanic or Latino and 1.37k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ankeny, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Serbo-Croatian

    1,098 speakers (2.33%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    827 speakers (1.76%)

  3. Chinese

    261 speakers (0.554%)

6.38% of Ankeny, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Ankeny, IA was Serbo-Croatian. 2.33% of the overall population of Ankeny, IA are native Serbo-Croatian speakers. 1.76% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.554% speak Serbo-Croatian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    774 ± 260

  2. Vietnam

    758 ± 196

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    636 ± 371

Ankeny, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ankeny, IA awarded 3,412 degrees. The student population of Ankeny, IA is skewed towards women, with 10,433 male students and 12,287 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ankeny, IA are White (2,786 and 82.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (177 and 5.23%), Unknown (134 and 3.96%), and Black or African American (114 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Ankeny, IA by number of degrees awarded are Des Moines Area Community College (3,358 and 98.4%) and Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (54 and 1.58%).

The most popular majors in Ankeny, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,410 and 41.3%), Welding Technology (362 and 10.6%), and Registered Nursing (145 and 4.25%).

The median tuition costs in Ankeny, IA are $16,274 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,410 degrees awarded

  2. 145 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ankeny, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,410 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ankeny, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,358 degrees awarded

  2. 54 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,274

Median Private

In 2016, the Ankeny, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Des Moines Area Community College with 3,358 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,611

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,801

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,611 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ankeny, IA, which is 0.895 times less than the 1,801 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,786 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    134 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ankeny, IA were to White students. These 2,786 degrees mean that there were 15.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ankeny, IA was $197,500 in 2017, which is 0.908 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $186,200 to $197,500, a 6.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Ankeny, IA is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ankeny, IA have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ankeny, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,536

Median Household Income

± $4,843

20.7k

Number of Households

± 1,247

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Ankeny, IA grew to $79,536 from the previous year's value of $76,760.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$197,500

2017 Median

± $6,819

$186,200

2016 Median

± $5,222

In 2017, the median property value in Ankeny, IA grew to to $197,500 from the previous year's value of $186,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ankeny, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ankeny, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ankeny, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ankeny, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Ankeny, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ankeny, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ankeny, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ankeny, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ankeny, IA have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Ankeny, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    5.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ankeny, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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