Ankeny is a city located in Polk County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 72,347, it is the 6th largest city in Iowa and the 553rd largest city in the United States. Ankeny is currently growing at a rate of 3.18% annually and its population has increased by 6.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,887 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, Ankeny has a population density of 2,401 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ankeny is $105,133 with a poverty rate of 4.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ankeny is 32.4 years, 32.3 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ankenywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.42%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 77.04%.
93.80% of Ankeny residents speak only English, while 6.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Ankeny is Native, with 8.11% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Ankeny is Multiple, with 1.27% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.10%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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96.42% of Ankeny residents were born in the United States, with 70.75% having been born in Iowa. 1.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.