Latest Data (2016)
Population 66,191
Nationwide Rank 546

Quick Facts

Ames, Iowa is the 546th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Ames, Iowa is a city.

Ames, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Ames had its largest population ever.

Ames, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 62% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Ames, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
536 Rockville, Maryland 66,940 40.0%
537 Portland, Maine 66,937 4.2%
538 Yuba City, California 66,845 30.7%
539 Johnson City, Tennessee 66,677 19.0%
540 Daytona Beach, Florida 66,645 4.4%
541 Oshkosh, Wisconsin 66,579 5.0%
542 Broomfield, Colorado 66,529 68.1%
543 Eagan, Minnesota 66,428 4.2%
544 North Little Rock, Arkansas 66,278 9.3%
545 Bayonne, New Jersey 66,238 7.1%
546 Ames, Iowa 66,191 29.9%
547 Mansfield, Texas 65,631 130.9%
548 Harlingen, Texas 65,539 11.4%
549 Alpharetta, Georgia 65,338 40.1%
550 Laguna Niguel, California 65,328 3.9%
551 San Clemente, California 65,309 29.1%
552 Conway, Arkansas 65,300 49.5%
553 Bowling Green, Kentucky 65,234 31.7%
554 Tamarac, Florida 65,199 16.5%
555 Shawnee, Kansas 65,194 34.0%
556 Rogers, Arkansas 65,021 62.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
207 Cedar Rapids 131,127 7.6%
296 Davenport 102,612 4.4%
406 Sioux City 82,872 -2.4%
470 Iowa City 74,398 18.3%
521 Waterloo 67,934 -1.2%
546 Ames 66,191 29.9%
561 West Des Moines 64,560 36.8%
584 Council Bluffs 62,524 7.1%
639 Ankeny 58,627 112.5%
642 Dubuque 58,531 1.4%
873 Urbandale 43,018 45.8%
914 Cedar Falls 41,390 14.3%
988 Marion 38,480 44.8%
1071 Bettendorf 35,727 14.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
2009 56,657 599
2008 55,911 596
2007 55,392 596
2006 53,838 619
2005 52,415 634
2004 52,477 623
2003 52,021 625
2002 51,990 617
2001 50,697 624
2000 50,927 612
1990 47,362 562