What is the current population of Ames?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Ames is 66,258. Ames, Iowa is the 564th largest city in the US.

Ames Geography [top]

What county is Ames, Iowa in?

Ames is located entirely in Story County.

What is the size of Ames, Iowa in square miles?

Ames has an area of 24.2 square miles.

Ames Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Ames?

The current population of Ames (66,258) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Ames growing?

Ames has grown 30.1% since the 2000. Ames, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 61% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Ames, Iowa?

Ames has a population density of 2,435.2 people per square mile. Ames has the 4th highest population density in Iowa.

Ames Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Ames, Iowa?

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.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 9.8% of the residents of Ames are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Ames, Iowa?

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.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa residents are below the poverty line?

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.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 63.4% of Ames residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Ames, Iowa residents?

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.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa residents speak a non-English language at home?

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.

Ames Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Ames, Iowa?

The unemployment rate in Ames is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa residents work for the government?

In Ames, 33.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Ames, Iowa?

The median household income in Ames is $48,105.

Ames Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Ames, Iowa?

In Ames, 40.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Ames, Iowa?

Renters occupy 59.3% of housing units in Ames.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Ames, 10.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Ames, Iowa housing units were built after 2000?

In Ames, 27.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Ames, Iowa?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ames is $930.

What percentage of households in Ames, Iowa have broadband internet?

In Ames, 74.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Ames Population By Year

Population Graph For Ames
Year Population Rank in US
2019 66,258 564
2018 67,154 545
2017 66,498 547
2016 66,191 546
2015 65,060 547
2014 63,266 559
2013 61,792 568
2012 60,634 577
2011 60,177 574
2010 58,965 579
2000 50,927 612
1990 47,362 562

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
554 Yuba City, California 67,010 31.1%
555 Oshkosh, Wisconsin 67,004 5.7%
556 Victoria, Texas 66,916 10.5%
557 Johnson City, Tennessee 66,906 19.4%
558 Redondo Beach, California 66,749 5.1%
559 Tamarac, Florida 66,721 19.2%
560 Laguna Niguel, California 66,385 5.6%
561 Eagan, Minnesota 66,372 4.1%
562 Kenner, Louisiana 66,340 -5.7%
563 Auburn, Alabama 66,259 42.9%
564 Ames, Iowa 66,258 30.1%
565 Portland, Maine 66,215 3.1%
566 North Little Rock, Arkansas 65,903 8.7%
567 Sammamish, Washington 65,892 89.3%
568 Madera, California 65,860 50.7%
569 Shawnee, Kansas 65,807 35.3%
570 Jupiter, Florida 65,791 64.9%
571 Doral, Florida 65,741 211.1%
572 Blaine, Minnesota 65,607 44.2%
573 Tulare, California 65,496 42.7%
574 Youngstown, Ohio 65,469 -19.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
307 Davenport 101,590 3.4%
419 Sioux City 82,651 -2.7%
474 Iowa City 75,130 19.5%
541 West Des Moines 67,899 43.9%
547 Ankeny 67,355 144.1%
550 Waterloo 67,328 -2.0%
564 Ames 66,258 30.1%
605 Council Bluffs 62,166 6.5%
667 Dubuque 57,882 0.3%
868 Urbandale 44,379 50.4%
959 Cedar Falls 40,536 11.9%
964 Marion 40,359 51.9%
1057 Bettendorf 36,543 16.7%

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