Ames SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

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Ames, Iowa Info Snack

Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, and had a 2010 population of 58,965. The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area. While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in the nearby city of Nevada 8 miles (13 km) east of Ames.
Population
65,005
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
29.3%
Median Home
$187,000
Median Income
$42,755
Median Rent
$876

Rankings for Ames in Iowa

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Map Of Ames, IA

Population over time in Ames

Year Population % Change
2017 65,005 1.5%
2016 64,073 2.0%
2015 62,815 2.5%
2014 61,276 1.8%
2013 60,168 1.6%
2012 59,206 1.8%
2011 58,158 1.4%
2010 57,343 -

Crime in Ames Per 100k

Crime Ames IA USA
Violent Crime 183.8 293.4 382.9
Murder 1.5 3.3 5.3
Robbery 34.1 39.8 98.0
Aggravated Assault 75.6 211.0 248.9
Property Crime 2063.4 2125.3 2362.0
Burglary 367.6 479.3 430.4
Larceny 1611.3 1468.6 1694.0
Car Theft 84.5 177.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Ames

White
80.2% (52,119)
African American
2.6% (1,683)
American Indian
0.2% (157)
Asian
10.2% (6,649)
Hawaiian
0.0% (30)
Other
0.0% (14)
Two Or More
3.2% (2,083)
Hispanic
3.5% (2,270)
Race Ames IA USA
White 80.2% 86.5% 61.5%
African American 2.6% 3.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 10.2% 2.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 1.7% 2.3%
Hispanic 3.5% 5.7% 17.6%

Household Income For Ames, Iowa

Less than $10,000
13.8% (897,069)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (338,026)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (890,568)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.4% (676,052)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.6% (754,058)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.7% (890,568)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (715,055)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.9% (838,564)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (240,518)
$200,000 or more
3.9% (253,519)
Income Ames IA USA
Less than $10,000 13.8% 5.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.6% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 9.9% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.4% 9.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.6% 14.0% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.7% 19.6% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 14.0% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.9% 13.9% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 4.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 3.9% 3.8% 6.3%

Gender in Ames

Female
46.7% (30,341)
Male
53.3% (34,663)
Gender Ames IA USA
Female 46.7% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 53.3% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ames for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.6% (418)
9-12th Grade
1.8% (1,172)
High School / GED
13.3% (8,644)
Some College
14.2% (9,241)
Associate's Degree
7.3% (4,756)
Bachelor's Degree
31.3% (20,353)
Master's Degree
19.2% (12,483)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,276)
Doctorate Degree
10.2% (6,658)
Education Ames IA USA
< 9th Grade 0.6% 3.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 1.8% 5.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 13.3% 31.5% 27.3%
Some College 14.2% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 7.3% 11.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 31.3% 18.7% 19.1%
Master's Degree 19.2% 6.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 10.2% 1.2% 1.4%

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