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Ankeny
  • Suburb of Des Moines, IA

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    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Ankeny is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 64,744. Ankeny is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Ankeny offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ankeny there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ankeny and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ankeny are highly rated.

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About Ankeny...
Population
64,744

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,108
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    129.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    10
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    207.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    857.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Ankeny

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,484
National
$64,994

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