Ames, IA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Ames, Iowa Info Snack

Population
66,023
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
28.0%
Median Home
$205,900
Median Income
$48,105
Median Rent
$930

Ames SnackAbility

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

Ames, IA Crime Report

1,306
Total Crimes
1,913.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-22.72%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ames
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,306 1,913.9 2,000.2 2,476.7
Violent Crime 135 197.8 266.6 366.7
Murder 1 1.5 1.9 5.0
Robbery 21 30.8 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 69 101.1 200.4 250.2
Property Crime 1,171 1,716.1 1,733.7 2,109.9
Burglary 138 202.2 371.1 340.5
Larceny 975 1,428.8 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 58 85.0 163.0 219.9

Ames, IA Cost Of Living

97
Ames's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ames Iowa National Average
Overall 97 90 100
Services 101 96 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 93 73 100
Transportation 103 101 100
Utilities 90 98 100

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Rankings for Ames in Iowa

Map Of Ames, IA

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Population over time in Ames

Year Population % Change
2019 66,023 0.1%
2018 65,937 1.4%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ames

White
78.7% (51,949)
African American
3.1% (2,041)
American Indian
0.2% (136)
Asian
11.4% (7,498)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (53)
Two Or More
2.6% (1,743)
Hispanic
3.9% (2,603)
Race Ames IA USA
White 78.7% 85.7% 60.7%
African American 3.1% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 11.4% 2.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.9% 6.0% 18.0%

Gender in Ames

Female
46.4% (30,645)
Male
53.6% (35,378)
Gender Ames IA USA
Female 46.4% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 53.6% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ames for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (660)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (660)
High School / GED
12.0% (7,922)
Some College
15.0% (9,903)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (5,281)
Bachelor's Degree
33.0% (21,787)
Master's Degree
17.0% (11,223)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,320)
Doctorate Degree
11.0% (7,262)
Education Ames IA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 17.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 11.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Ames, Iowa

Less than $10,000
13.0% (858,831)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.9% (324,194)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.1% (734,479)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (660,281)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.8% (843,319)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.0% (1,057,122)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (711,211)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.2% (804,282)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.7% (308,941)
$200,000 or more
4.5% (299,634)
Income Ames IA USA
Less than $10,000 13.0% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.9% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.1% 9.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 9.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.8% 13.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.0% 19.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 14.3% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.2% 15.3% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.7% 5.3% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.5% 4.6% 7.7%

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