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Population in 2012: 49,080 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +81.0%
Males: 24,659  (50.2%)
Females: 24,421  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  31.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50021, 50023, 50226, 50313.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $73,315 (it was $55,162 in 2000)
Ankeny:

$73,315
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,947

Ankeny city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $177,398 (it was $123,600 in 2000)
Ankeny:

$177,398
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,630; Detached houses: $202,298; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,530; In 2-unit structures: $162,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $210,239; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,311; Mobile homes: $47,825

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 42,217 (92.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,211 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 993 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 877 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 385 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 33 (0.07%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.03%)

Races in Ankeny detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ankeny: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.6%), Irish (11.9%), English (9.9%), Norwegian (6.6%), Dutch (4.1%), United States (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/27/1903

Land area: 16.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,926 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ankeny:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ankeny city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

1,338 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Ankeny, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ankeny to the number of sex offenders is 2,583 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,173 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,937 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (9.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (128.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (305.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Saylorville, IA (1.6 miles ), Elkhart, IA (2.5 miles ), Alleman, IA (2.5 miles ), Johnston, IA (2.5 miles ), Polk City, IA (2.6 miles ), Bondurant, IA (2.8 miles ), Altoona, IA (2.9 miles ), Urbandale, IA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 323 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 1998: 453 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1999: 438 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2000: 390 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2001: 514 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 688 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2003: 1028 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2004: 908 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2005: 1310 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2006: 725 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2007: 665 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2008: 296 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2009: 376 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2010: 519 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2011: 570 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2012: 937 buildings, average cost: $201,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.73 N, Longitude: 93.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,771 (-12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,940 (31.3%)

Area code: 515

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Crime rates in Ankeny by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 0101000
per 100,000 0.03.70.03.30.00.00.0
Rapes 2228516
per 100,000 7.57.47.326.716.02.916.3
Robberies 6755436
per 100,000 22.525.818.416.712.88.716.3
Assaults 36111421253224
per 100,000 135.240.651.470.180.092.565.1
Burglaries 1367895140266157140
per 100,000 510.6288.0349.1467.6851.1454.0379.7
Thefts 687605512539565670626
per 100,000 2579.42233.51881.51800.31807.81937.61697.6
Auto thefts 33252540374540
per 100,000 123.992.391.9133.6118.4130.1108.5
Arson 49331024
per 100,000 15.033.211.010.032.05.810.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 321.3) 198.6153.8135.5171.1183.2150.7141.2

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Crime rate in Ankeny detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 59 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Iowa average:

1.72

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Ankeny, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8,456 (+45.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ankeny-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 213% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Ankeny city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jeff Lamberti - Politician, Todd Sievers - Player of football, Zach Egli - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs).

Main business address for: CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ankeny:

  • MILL-POND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 1201 SE MILL POND COURT)
  • ON WITH LIFE (Nursing Home, 715 SW ANKENY ROAD)
  • SUNNY VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 410 N W ASH DRIVE)

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Airports located in Ankeny:


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Local government website: www.ci.ankeny.ia.us

Colleges/Universities in Ankeny:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (Full-time enrollment: 8,947; Location: 2006 Ankeny Blvd; Public; Website: www.dmacc.edu)
  • Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (FT enrollment: 338; Location: 1900 NW 4th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.faith.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ankeny:

  • Drake University (about 10 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa State University (about 21 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 61 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 79 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 81 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 82 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 102 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)

Public high schools in Ankeny:

Private high school in Ankeny:

  • ANKENY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 218; Location: 1604 W 1ST ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ankeny:

See full list of schools located in Ankeny, School District: ANKENY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Ankeny:

  • KIRKENDALL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,130,925; Location: 1210 NW PRAIRIE RIDGE DRIVE; 72,310 books; 5,678 audio materials; 5,754 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 295 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • As of July 1, 2005, Ankeny added a 2nd zip code -- 50023, for the western half of the city.

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Notable locations in Ankeny: Pyche Soccer Field (A), Ankeny (B), Otter Creek Golf Course (C), Briarwood Golf Course (D), Ankeny Golf and Country Club (E), Ankeny South Bound Rest Area (F), Iowa State University Experimental Farm (G), Iowa Military Aviation Heritage Museum (H), Kirkendall Public Library (I), Ankeny City Hall (J), Ankeny Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (K), Ankeny Police Department (L), Administration Building (M), Gray Hall (N), Convocation Building (O), Womens Residence Hall (P), Mens Residence Hall (Q), Maintenance Building (R), Music Building (S), Faculty Duplex (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ankeny include: Cornerstone Baptist Church (A), Ankeny Baptist Church (B), Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Harvest Community Church (E), Saint Anne's Episcopal Church (F), Prairie Ridge Church (G), Open Bible Fellowship (H), Ankeny Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Faith Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ankeny include: Haubert Park (1), Crestbruck Park (2), Michael Park (3), Heritage Park (4), Sunrise Park (5), Summerbrook Park (6), Sunset Park (7), Westside Park (8), Hawkeye Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Confederate Air Force Iowa Detachment (Museums; 3702 Southeast Convenience Boulevard), Ankeny Area Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 Southwest 3rd Street), Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1210 Northwest Prairie Ridge Drive), Progressive Machinery (Amusement & Theme Parks; 209 East 1st Street), Ankeny Summerfest (Amusement & Theme Parks; 406 Southwest School Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Ankeny Des Moines Area (206 Southeast Delaware Street), Days Inn Ankeny (105 Northeast Delaware Avenue), Super 8 Motel (206 Southeast Delaware Avenue), Country Inns & Suites by Carlson (2510 Southeast Tones Drive), Comfort Inn Ankeny (2602 Southeast Creekview Drive), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1610 Southeast Oralabor Road), Best Western Metro North (133 Southeast Delaware), Fairfield Inn & Suites (215 Northeast Delaware Avenue).

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ankeny and their reported violations in the past:

ANKENY, CITY OF (Address: 410 W 1ST ST , Population served: 36161, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-1998), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-1998), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2003), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2003), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
AUTUMN RIDGE ESTATES MHP (Population served: 1032, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
GOULD HEIGHTS WATER SERVICE COMPANY (Population served: 570, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
FOX CREEK BENEFITTED WTR. DISTRICT (Population served: 462, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EAST DALLAS WATER COMPANY (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GREENWOOD ACRES WATER CO. (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HICKORY HOLLOW WATER SERVICE, INC. (Population served: 235, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
DEER HUNTERS RUN (Population served: 53, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 5.1% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ankeny, IA

People in group quarters in Ankeny in 2010:

  • 485 people in college/university student housing
  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ankeny in 2000:

  • 280 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 235 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Ankeny compared to Iowa state average:

Ankeny, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Ankeny (2011 data):

  • Community State Bank, National Association: White Birch Branch, at 817 North Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny Mobile Van Branch, Oralabor Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.6 mil, Deposits: $434.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Van Diest Investment Company
  • Northwest Bank: No Ankeny Blvd Branch at 911 North Ankeny Boulevard, branch established on 2000/02/04; Ankeny Branch at 1700 Se Delaware Ave, branch established on 2003/12/29. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $863.8 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ankeny Branch at 910 East First Street, branch established on 1881/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Valley Bank: Ankeny Branch at 210 Ne Delaware, branch established on 2002/11/21. Info updated 2008/08/11: Bank assets: $629.4 mil, Deposits: $477.0 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: North Ankeny Branch at 2805 North Ankeny Blvd, branch established on 2007/10/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Ankeny Branch at 411 North Ankeny Boulevard, branch established on 1993/03/30. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • First National Bank, Ames, Iowa: First National Bank, Ankeny Office at 1205 North Ankeny Boulevard, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $560.8 mil, Deposits: $461.4 mil, headquarters in Ames, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ames National Corporation
  • Great Southern Bank: Ankeny Branch at 2805 S Ankeny Blvd, branch established on 2008/03/28. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bankers Trust Company: Ankeny Branch at 102 Northeast Trilein, branch established on 2004/12/04. Info updated 2010/01/13: Bank assets: $2,686.8 mil, Deposits: $1,857.5 mil, headquarters in Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Btc Financial Corporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ankeny, Iowa:

  • Best Western Starlite Village Of Ankeny, 133 Se Delaware, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 964-1217, Fax: (515) 964-8781
  • Days Inn, 103 N Delaware, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 965-1995
  • Heartland Inn, 201 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 964-8202, Fax: (515) 964-7757
  • Comfort Inn, 2602 SE Creekview Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 963-1100, Fax: (515) 963-9666
  • Super 8, 206 S E Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 964-4503, Fax: (515) 964-4503
  • Fairfied Inn & Suites By Marriott Ankeny, 215 NE Deleware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 965-8400, Fax: (515) 965-8100
  • Americinn Ankeny Ia, 1610 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 964-2004, Fax: (515) 963-0338
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2402 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021 , Phone: (515) 965-2400, Fax: (515) 965-0600
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ankeny, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ankeny travel time to work - commute


Ankeny mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Ankeny:

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Religion statistics for Ankeny city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Polk County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
This county:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$33,128$49,6922$4,585
Other Government Administration 25$127,524$61,21210$8,568
Police Protection - Officers 42$194,199$55,4850$0
Police - Other 8$30,434$45,65119$8,947
Firefighters 10$41,076$49,29152$66,903
Fire - Other 1$2,655$31,8601$1,136
Streets and Highways 23$91,097$47,5290$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,604$43,2480$0
Sewerage 13$49,171$45,3890$0
Parks and Recreation 17$64,917$45,82432$19,040
Natural Resources 1$3,354$40,2480$0
Water Supply 11$46,244$50,4480$0
Local Libraries 7$27,569$47,26120$21,478
Other and Unallocable 8$25,408$38,1120$0
Totals for Government 175$740,380$50,769136$130,657

Ankeny government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,155,000 ($329.16)
    General - Other: $6,174,000 ($125.79)
    Water Utilities: $2,437,000 ($49.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,241,000 ($45.66)
    General Public Buildings: $1,185,000 ($24.14)
    Sewerage: $376,000 ($7.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,608,000 ($93.89)
    Sewerage: $3,105,000 ($63.26)
    Water Utilities: $3,093,000 ($63.02)
    General - Other: $2,951,000 ($60.13)
    Regular Highways: $2,713,000 ($55.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,495,000 ($50.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,157,000 ($23.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,067,000 ($21.74)
    Health - Other: $1,035,000 ($21.09)
    Libraries: $1,000,000 ($20.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $797,000 ($16.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $586,000 ($11.94)
    Financial Administration: $535,000 ($10.90)
    Air Transportation: $183,000 ($3.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($1.75)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($0.86)
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,078,000 ($42.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $261,000 ($5.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $21,133,000 ($430.58)
    Regular Highways: $354,000 ($7.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $237,000 ($4.83)
    Police Protection: $150,000 ($3.06)
    Sewerage: $148,000 ($3.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($1.89)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($1.61)
    Health - Other: $58,000 ($1.18)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($1.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($0.69)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($0.43)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($0.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($0.18)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,973,000 ($284.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $170,000 ($3.46)

Ankeny government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,697,000 ($95.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,472,000 ($29.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $377,000 ($7.68)
    All Other: $331,000 ($6.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($0.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,145,000 ($23.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $411,000 ($8.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,075,000 ($470.15)
    Interest Earnings: $1,750,000 ($35.66)
    Special Assessments: $322,000 ($6.56)
    Rents: $126,000 ($2.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $88,000 ($1.79)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,378,000 ($109.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,644,000 ($53.87)
    All Other: $466,000 ($9.49)
  • Tax - Property: $16,501,000 ($336.21)
    Other License: $1,500,000 ($30.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $577,000 ($11.76)
    Public Utilities Sales: $537,000 ($10.94)

Ankeny government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,168,000 ($1103.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,686,000 ($1032.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,720,000 ($198.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,238,000 ($127.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,440,000 ($70.09)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,268,000 ($66.59)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $172,000 ($3.50)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $24,505,000 ($499.29)
    Beginning: $18,230,000 ($371.43)

Ankeny government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,931,000 ($507.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,189,000 ($370.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,784,000 ($97.47)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($372 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, IA  0.62% ($46,738 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.45% ($38,500)
from Warren County, IA  0.43% ($36,603)


5.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dallas County, IA  1.04% ($61,981 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.40% ($47,092)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($32,827)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ankeny:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ankeny:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Ankeny:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Ankeny fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ankeny)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ankeny, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ankeny)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 57 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ankeny)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED309$151,045287$152,0311,115$160,06351$44,3775$1,565,61256$203,1037$25,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$145,49015$151,803109$151,5144$50,0950$04$96,5802$23,220
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$163,76026$157,193186$154,53428$30,2900$05$90,1287$38,524
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$142,86325$136,551175$154,6027$52,4031$2,500,0004$92,0782$30,545
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$99,2903$214,09735$159,3041$17,4600$01$167,3000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.03 , 0102.04, 0102.05, 0102.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$182,38081$172,884
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$157,67720$148,758
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$155,74010$188,845
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$212,1908$208,851
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$201,0401$238,660

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.03 , 0102.04, 0102.05, 0102.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Ankeny


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ankeny, IA

Most common first names in Ankeny, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7972.4 years
Mary7880.1 years
Robert6270.8 years
William5474.9 years
James5168.9 years
Helen4383.1 years
Dorothy3180.2 years
Donald3171.2 years
Raymond3074.3 years
Charles3074.7 years
Most common last names in Ankeny, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4179.4 years
Miller2775.9 years
Smith2679.2 years
Jones2478.4 years
Anderson2079.3 years
Campbell1573.1 years
Hall1478.5 years
White1371.0 years
Carlson1388.0 years
Nelson1281.8 years
Businesses in Ankeny, IA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1New Balance1
AmericInn1Nike4
Applebee's1Olive Garden1
Arby's1Outback1
AutoZone1Outback Steakhouse1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Big O Tires1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1PetSmart1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pier 1 Imports1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx5Slumberland1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block1Starbucks3
Holiday Inn1Subway3
Home Depot1Super 81
IHOP1T-Mobile3
Jimmy John's2T.J.Maxx1
Jones New York2Target1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kohl's1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS9
Long John Silver's1Village Inn1
Marriott2Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets7Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Menards1
Browse common businesses in Ankeny, IA


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  • #52 (50021) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Yugoslavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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