Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and home to Des Moines Area Community College. Ankeny is a rapidly growing suburb just north of Des Moines, Iowa's
capital city. Ankeny covers approximately 33 square miles and has a population estimated at 54,598 after a special census conducted in 2015. This census also estimated the city's growth at 5 persons per day. The U.S. Census Bureau recently named Ankeny the fastest growing city in the Midwest and the 4th fastest growing city in the United States. Ankeny is the 9th largest city in Iowa and the 3rd largest in Polk County.
The population was 45,562 in the 2010 census, an increase of 68% from the 27,117 population in the 2000 census. Ankeny is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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