Ankeny, Iowa Houses for Sale

Ankeny is located in the state of Ohio and a city in Polk County and is a suburb of the capital Des Moines. The railroad was laid from Des Moines to Ames via Ankeny and was completed in 1874, and passenger service was then established in 1880 for 33 cents. Founded as an agrarian community, John Fletcher Ankeny and Sarah Ankeny purchased 80 hectares of land in 1874. Back then, the town was only a square mile and was incorporated formally in 1903. The city’s principal industry was principally in agriculture during the 19th century and centered most in sorghum and swine production. The sorghum was processed in a nearby mill, and the swine was driven to Keokuk, Iowa market.

Ankeny, IA Prices for Houses for Sale

433,778 +17%
376,073 +16%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Ankeny Homes for Purchase

230 -10%
212 +2%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

44 -23%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 62  
Police Civilians 10  
Total Arrests 545 (2020)
Total Incidents 2,086 (2020)
CrimeScore 18.57  
National Rank 2130th  
Statewide Rank 68th  

Local Statistics

Population 70,068 (0.04%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,542 (-0.43%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 12
Assault Offenses 572
Bribery 6
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 131
Counterfeiting/Forgery 95
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 192
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 383
Embezzlement 2
Fraud Offenses 158
Gambling Offenses 1
Homicide Offenses 1
Kidnapping/Abduction 4
Larceny/Theft Offenses 628
Motor Vehicle Theft 59
Pornography/Obscene Material 15
Robbery 7
Sex Offenses 32
Stolen Property Offenses 8
Weapon Law Violations 30

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