|Location: Polk County, Iowa, 6 miles north of downtown Des Moines, three miles north of the nation’s major crossroads, the I-35/I-180 Interchange
City Size: 18.09 square miles incorporated
|Median Age: 31.1|
|State of Iowa||1,435,515||1,490,809|
|City of Ankeny|
|Ankeny Total Population||27,117|
|Median Age – Female||32.5|
|Median Age – Male||31.3|
|Median Value Owner-Occupied Housing unit: $128,600 (2000)
Price for an “upscale” 2,000 sq ft: 3 bedroom, 2 baths: $155,000 to $225,000 (est.)
Apartment rental rates (average):
1 bedroom – $462
2 bedroom – $588
3 bedroom – $683
|Ankeny Community Schools
Casey’s General Stores
Des Moines Area Community College
John Deere Des Moines Works
On With Life
Perishable Distributors of Iowa
Snyder & Associates
Younker’s Distribution Center
|Largest Retail Employers|
|Number of Restaurants: 60
Number of Hotels/Motels: 8
|Places of Worship|
|More than 23 churches serve the Ankeny area|
|Ankeny has an excellent recreation and park system. Eighteen parks totaling 290 acres are indicative of Ankeny’s commitment toward providing recreational facilities. Other facilities include:
|The City of Ankeny dedicated the Prairie Ridge Center Youth Sports complex in July 2002. The multi-sport complex is the first of its kind in the State of Iowa with 15 baseball fields, 6 football fields, 11 soccer fields and 6 softball fields.
The Ankeny Family YMCA is the nation’s first collaborative effort in which a “Y” is attached to a high school. This joint “Y” school district effort includes an 8-lane, 25-yard pool, gymnasium, cardio-vascular training center, weight room, nursery, multi-purpose room, youth activity room and handball courts.
Saylorville Dam, 2 miles west of the city, forms a 5400-acre lake. Big Creek Lake, north of Ankeny is 866 acres. Both provide opportunities for hiking, boating, swimming, biking, camping and fishing.
|Ankeny Community Schools:
The Ankeny Community School District is the 10th largest district in Iowa and enjoys an outstanding reputation in Iowa and the Midwest for exemplary and balanced curricular and co-curricular programs designed to meet the needs of all students. The District’s curriculum is research-based, rigorous, and reflective of our changing society.
Grades number Enrollment:
Post Graduation Intentions for 2001 Graduates:
Ankeny Christian Academy:
Des Moines Area Community College:
|Faith Baptist Bible College:
Faith Baptist Bible College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges. Fall 2002 enrollment was: 505.
Iowa State University, Ames
Ankeny’s close proximity to ISU and DMACC offers research and technological links along with valuable job training of Iowa companies.