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Welcome to Ankeny ...
The city of Ankeny is located in Polk County.
The location of Ankeny has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Ankeny has a population of 62,416 people<2> (see below for details).
Ankeny was established in 1874.
The community of Ankeny is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Ankeny lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Ankeny lies within the (515) area code.
The ZIP codes for Ankeny: 50015, 50021<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ankeny had a population of 45,582 people (or 10.58% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Ankeny the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Ankeny represents 1.5% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 45,582 people, the population of Ankeny increased 68.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,117 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ankeny had an population of 62,416 people. This is an increase of 36.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 130.17% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ankeny.
Communities near Ankeny ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ankeny.
Communities Also Named Ankeny ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Ankeny - they are located in Pennsylvania and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ankeny.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
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Websites for Ankeny ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ankeny ...
Looking for more information about Ankeny? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ankeny, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ankeny.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ankeny: www.ci.ankeny.ia.us/
The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 16 Jun 2019