|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Ames is 66,424. Ames, Iowa is the 574th largest city in the US.
Ames is located entirely in Story County.
The current population of Ames (66,424) is it's peak population.
Ames has grown 30.4% since the 2000. Ames, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 60% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Ames has a population density of 2,435.2 people per square mile. Ames has the 4th highest population density in Iowa.
|537||West Des Moines||69,792||47.9%|
|569||Palo Alto, California||66,680||13.8%|
|572||Delray Beach, Florida||66,573||10.3%|
|576||Queen Creek, Arizona||66,346||1945.1%|
|580||Union City, New Jersey||65,638||-2.1%|
The total voting age population of Ames, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 51,755. The voting age population is 53.4% male and 46.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 9.8% of the residents of Ames are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Ames are 81.3% White, 11.4% Asian, 3.2% Black, 3.0% Two or more races, 1.0% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 3.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Ames, 28.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 8.7%. On a per-household basis, 4.8% of families are below the poverty line in Ames.
Among those aged 16 and older, 63.4% of Ames residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 97.7% of Ames residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 62.7% have a bachelor's degree and 29.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Ames residents aged 5 and older, 14.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 8.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Ames is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Ames, 33.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Ames is $48,105.
In Ames, 40.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 59.3% of housing units in Ames.
Of all the housing units in Ames, 10.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Ames, 27.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ames is $930.
In Ames, 74.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.