Ankeny Economic Development Corporation

Demographic/Statistical Profile

City of Ankeny – General Demographic Profile

The City of Ankeny is located in Polk County, Iowa at the intersection of interstate highways 80 and 35.  Des Moines, the state Capitol, is 10 miles south of Ankeny and Ames - home of Iowa State University - is 20 miles to the North.  The largest community college in the state - Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) - is located in Ankeny.  The population of Ankeny is estimated at 72,820. The Ankeny Comprehensive plan provides historic and projected population and City demographics. 

Polk County – General Demographic Profile

Ankeny is part of the Des Moines metro area which is located in Polk County. This metro area includes the Iowa State Capitol, multiple event centers, minor league teams including the Iowa Cubs, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Wild and more.  

State of Iowa Economic Development Authority

Our partnership with local and state officials allow for smooth and orchestrated site development with minimal effort. You can learn more about state programs that support business development and growth at

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