Ankeny, Iowa Population 2022

72,347
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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.

Ankeny Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ankenywas:

  • White: 93.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.59%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.44%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Other race: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ankeny, Iowa is 72,347 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 67,887.

Ankeny, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

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Ankeny Population by Race

Ankeny Population Pyramid 2022

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Ankeny Median Age

32.5


Total

31.8


Male

33


Female

Ankeny Adults

There are 47,054 adults, (6,616 of whom are seniors) in Ankeny.

Ankeny Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ankeny Sex Ratio

Female

32,073

49.54%

Male

32,671

50.46%

Ankeny Population by Age

Ankeny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ankeny Household Types

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ankeny Households and Families

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Ankeny Households by Type

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Ankeny Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ankeny Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Ankeny Educational Attainment by Race

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$55,638

Average Earnings

$65,342

Average Male

$45,177

Average Female

Ankeny Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ankeny Language by Age

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Ankeny Language

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.

Ankeny Language

Ankeny Poverty by Race

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4.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.95%

Male Poverty Rate

5.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ankeny

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%.

Ankeny Poverty

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Ankeny Poverty Rate by Education

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Ankeny Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ankeny Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Ankeny Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ankeny Married by Age and Sex

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Ankeny Marriage

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.

Ankeny Marital Status by Race

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Ankeny Marital Status

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2,949

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ankeny Veterans by War

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Ankeny Veterans by Age

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Ankeny Veterans by Race

Ankeny Veterans by Education

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5.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ankeny Veterans by Education

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78.5%

Labor Force Participation

75.8%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ankeny Employment by Age

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Ankeny Employment by Race

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Ankeny Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.75%

Born in Ankeny

96.42%

Native Born

3.58%

Foreign Born

1.45%

Non Citizen

2.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Ankeny Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Ankeny Population by Year