Ankeny, Iowa Population 2021

71,569
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Ankeny is a city located in Iowa. With a 2020 population of 71,569, it is the 6th largest city in Iowa and the 518th largest city in the United States. Ankeny is currently growing at a rate of 3.03% annually and its population has increased by 57.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,582 in 2010. Ankeny reached it's highest population of 71,569 in 2021. Spanning over 30 miles, Ankeny has a population density of 2,375 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ankeny is $105,133 with a poverty rate of 5.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,073 per month, and the median house value is $220,100. The median age in Ankeny is 32.4 years, 32.3 years for males, and 32.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Ankeny Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ankeny was:

  • White: 93.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Asian: 2.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Other race: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ankeny, Iowa is 71,569, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,248.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 45,582.

Ankeny, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,69393.15%
Two or More Races1,5552.51%
Asian1,4842.40%
Black or African American1,0841.75%
Some Other Race640.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native580.09%
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Ankeny Population by Race

Ankeny Population Pyramid 2021

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Ankeny Median Age

32.4


Total

32.3


Male

32.4


Female

Ankeny Adults

There are 45,002 adults, (6,191 of whom are seniors) in Ankeny.

Ankeny Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ankeny Sex Ratio

Female

31,447

50.77%

Male

30,491

49.23%

Ankeny Population by Age

Ankeny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ankeny Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All73.8%26.2%
Male71.4%28.6%
Female63.9%36.1%
Non Family53.2%46.8%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ankeny Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,2002.6473.8
Married12,5463.288.2
Non Family7,7551.4753.2
Female1,9563.3763.9
Male9433.1771.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Ankeny Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4621.18%
9th to 12th Grade5901.51%
High School Graduate6,36416.31%
Some College7,17018.37%
Associates Degree4,62111.84%
Bachelors Degree13,95635.76%
Graduate Degree5,86215.02%
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Ankeny Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ankeny Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White36,15035,44118,472
Asian1,095997585
Black709616240
Hispanic660538275
Multiple Races393370246
Native American2720
Other Race27277

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 62.60%.

Ankeny Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,083$61,140$42,661
Less Than High School$27,813$29,023$24,410
High School Grad$38,491$49,126$25,496
Some College$45,506$56,715$34,201
Bachelors Degree$60,506$67,674$50,590
Graduate Degree$73,663$80,455$69,948

$53,083

Average Earnings

$61,140

Average Male

$42,661

Average Female

Ankeny Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ankeny Language by Age

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Ankeny Language

93.21% of Ankeny residents speak only English, while 6.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Ankeny Language

Ankeny Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,4152,3454.23%
Hispanic1,69541524.48%
Black1,05121019.98%
Multiple1,50520313.49%
Asian1,4781047.04%
Other641015.63%
Native5235.77%

5.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.68%

Male Poverty Rate

5.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ankeny

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ankeny is Hispanic, with 24.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ankeny is White, with 4.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.79%.

Ankeny Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.56%
High School7.42%
Some College3.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.43%

Ankeny Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.60%
Male Unemployed14.18%
Female Employed4.50%
Male Employed3.99%

Ankeny Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ankeny Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,486$105,133
Families$101,932$119,752
Married Families$111,082-
Non Families$54,312$69,982
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Income by Household Type

Ankeny Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

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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2,986

Number of Veterans

2,773

Male Veterans

213

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War827
Vietnam723
Second Gulf War681
Korea176
World War II86

Ankeny Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,237
75+641
65 to 74521
55 to 64330
18 to 34257

Ankeny Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9326.97%
Hispanic313.19%
Indian2543.10%
Other1633.33%
2 or More131.91%

Ankeny Veterans by Race

Ankeny Veterans by Education

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3.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ankeny Veterans by Education

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79%

Labor Force Participation

76.5%

Employment Rate

3%

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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71.46%

Born in Iowa

95.79%

Native Born

4.21%

Foreign Born

1.67%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.79% of Ankeny residents were born in the United States, with 71.46% having been born in Iowa. 1.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ankeny Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,5692,1073.03%
202069,4622,1073.13%
201967,3552,1073.23%
201865,2482,8834.62%
201762,3653,7566.41%
201658,6092,5004.46%
201556,1092,8105.27%
201453,2992,5144.95%
201350,7852,4225.01%
201248,3631,3202.81%
201147,0431,1982.61%
201045,84518,7285.39%
200027,1178,6353.91%
199018,4823,0531.82%
198015,4296,2785.36%
19709,1516,18711.93%
19602,9642,1646.77%
19408000.00%

Ankeny Population by Year