Central Iowa community the fastest growing large city in Midwest

June 7, 2017

Central Iowa community the fastest growing large city in Midwest

Of all the cities in the Midwest with a population over 50,000 people, Ankeny, Iowa, is the fastest growing, according to new 2016 population growth estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of the 15 fastest growing cities in the country, Ankeny is the only one located in the Midwest. With a population increasing 4.5 percent in 2016, Ankeny is the 14th-fastest growing large city in the U.S.

Ankeny is part of the Des Moines metro area, which is the fastest growing metro in the Midwest – growing faster than the Denver and Portland metro areas.

Iowa’s has a strong economy, a low cost of doing business and it’s also a great place to live. Interested in why Iowa communities are growing? Read more about our state’s high quality of life

 

 

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