Living in Ames, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Ames SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9

Ames, IA Crime Report

1,516
Total Crimes
2,247.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-12.50%
Below National Average

Ames, IA Cost Of Living

97
Ames's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

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
65,937
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
28.4%
Median Home
$196,400
Median Income
$46,127
Median Rent
$905

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Rankings for Ames in Iowa

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Map Of Ames, IA

Population over time in Ames

Year Population % Change
2017 65,937 1.4%
2016 65,005 1.5%
2015 64,073 2.0%
2014 62,815 2.5%
2013 61,276 1.8%
2012 60,168 1.6%
2011 59,206 1.8%
2010 58,158 1.4%
2009 57,343 -
Crime/100k Ames IA USA
Violent Crime 183.8 250.1 368.9
Murder 1.5 1.7 5.0
Robbery 34.1 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 75.6 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 2063.4 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 367.6 352.6 376.0
Larceny 1611.3 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 84.5 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Ames

White
79.4% (52,355)
African American
2.5% (1,639)
American Indian
0.2% (125)
Asian
10.7% (7,057)
Hawaiian
0.0% (25)
Other
0.1% (45)
Two Or More
3.3% (2,153)
Hispanic
3.8% (2,538)
Race Ames IA USA
White 79.4% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 2.5% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 10.7% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.8% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Ames, Iowa

Less than $10,000
13.6% (894,902)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.6% (300,651)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.9% (853,369)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (630,558)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.7% (835,607)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.1% (996,773)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.5% (694,293)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.7% (839,525)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (268,000)
$200,000 or more
4.2% (280,016)
Income Ames IA USA
Less than $10,000 13.6% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.9% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.7% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.1% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.5% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.7% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.2% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Ames

Female
46.5% (30,655)
Male
53.5% (35,282)
Gender Ames IA USA
Female 46.5% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 53.5% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ames for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (1,318)
High School / GED
13.0% (8,571)
Some College
14.0% (9,231)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (5,274)
Bachelor's Degree
32.0% (21,099)
Master's Degree
18.0% (11,868)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,318)
Doctorate Degree
11.0% (7,253)
Education Ames IA USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 32.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 18.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 11.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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