Everything You Need to Know About the City of Ames Iowa

In 2017, Ames, Iowa had a population of 65k people with a median age of 23.1 and a median household income of $42,755. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ames, IA grew from 64,073 to 65,005, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $41,278 to $42,755, a 3.58% increase.

The number of inhabitants in Ames, IA is 80.2% White Alone, 10.2% Asian Alone, and 3.49% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ames, IA communicate in a non-English language, and 89.6% are U.S. residents. 

The biggest universities in Ames, IA are Iowa State University (9,044 degrees granted in 2017) and PCI Academy-Ames (78 degrees). 

The median property value in Ames, IA is $187,000, and the homeownership rate is 39.3%. A great many people in Ames, IA drive-by Drove Alone, and the average drive time is 15.8 minutes. The average vehicle possession in Ames, IA is 2 vehicles for every household.


Education in Ames

In 2017, universities in Ames, IA awarded 9,122 degrees. The student population of Ames, IA is skewed towards men, with 20,581 male students and 15,507 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ames, IA are White (6,767 and 83%), followed by Unknown (439 and 5.39%), Hispanic or Latino (363 and 4.45%), and Asian (199 and 2.44%).

The largest universities in Ames, IA by the number of degrees awarded are Iowa State University (9,044 and 99.1%) and PCI Academy-Ames (78 and 0.855%).

The most popular majors in Ames, IA are Mechanical Engineering (417 and 4.57%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (310 and 3.4%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (293 and 3.21%).

The median tuition costs in Ames, IA are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $7,456 and $21,292 respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Ames

The economy of Ames, IA employs 35.2k people and Ames has an unemployment rate of 1.5%. Ames has seen the job market increase by 2.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.0%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%. The largest industries in Ames, IA are Educational Services (10,807 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,809 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,617 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($68,158), Utilities ($66,023), and Public Administration ($49,053).

Households in Ames, IA have a median annual income of $42,755, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,278 in 2016, which represents a 3.58% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Ames

– The Sales Tax Rate for Ames is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Ames is 9.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Ames

– The average income of an Ames resident is $24,082 a year. 

– The Median household income of an Ames resident is $42,373 a year.