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3.74% growth
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Median Household Income
1.72% growth
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Number of Employees
4.16% growth
Median Property Value
5.98% growth

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The economy of Ankeny, IA employs 30,152 people. The economy of Ankeny, IA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.86; 2.09; and 1.74 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ankeny, IA are Finance & Insurance (4,101), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,862), and Retail trade (3,479), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($70,417), Utilities ($63,438), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($62,806).

Median household income in Ankeny, IA is $76,760. Males in Ankeny, IA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,649. The income inequality of Ankeny, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ankeny, IA. In Polk County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 97 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,712. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Ankeny, IA is from the county of Polk County, IA.

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Ankeny, IA is home to a population of 53,413 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ankeny, IA is composed of 49,066 White residents (91.9%), 1,396 Hispanic residents (2.61%), 1,161 Asian residents (2.17%), 1,133 Two+ residents (2.12%), and 646 Black residents (1.21%). The most common foreign languages in Ankeny, IA are Serbo-Croatian (1,098 speakers), Spanish (827 speakers), and Chinese (261 speakers), but compared to other places, Ankeny, IA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (1,098 speakers), Laotian (49 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (79 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ankeny, IA awarded 3,647 degrees. The student population of Ankeny, IA is skewed towards females, with 1,673 male students and 1,974 female students. Most students in Ankeny, IA are White (2,996 and 82.1%), followed by Black or African American (181 and 4.96%), Hispanic or Latino (141 and 3.87%), and Unknown (131 and 3.59%). The largest universities in Ankeny, IA by number of graduates are Des Moines Area Community College (3,573 and 98%), Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (74 and 2.03%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ankeny, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,707 and 46.8%), Registered Nursing (116 and 3.18%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (94 and 2.58%). The median tuition costs in Ankeny, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $16,274 and $16,274 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ankeny, IA is $186,200, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $175,700 to $186,200, a 5.98% increase. The homeownership rate of Ankeny, IA is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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