County Seat, County of Polk.
HISTORY OF ANKENY
Founded April 22, 1875
Incorporated February 28, 1903
Read all about the history of the City of Ankeny
Ankeny has a mayor-council form of government. The City Council serves as the elected legislative and policy-making body of the City of Ankeny, enacting all laws and directing any actions necessary to provide for the general welfare of the community through appropriate program, services and activities.
The City Council meets in regular session the first and third Monday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Ankeny City Hall, 410 W 1st Street. More information about the City Council is available here.
- City of Ankeny Population - 45,582 (2010 US Census)
- Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area - Approximately 556,000
Ankeny is located in Polk County, Iowa, in the heart of the State of Iowa and six miles from the state capital city of Des Moines.
- Median Age - 32 yrs
- Education - 78% of all residents in the Greater Des Moines area have completed some college-level coursework, and/or have a Bachelors degree or higher.
- Households 17,433 (2010 U.S. Census data)
- Median Income $67,459
- Average household size
Ankeny is located approximately six miles north of Des Moines at the crossroads if Interstates 80-35.
Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides local service in Ankeny to the greater Des Moines Metropolitan area.