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Population (year 2000): 50,731. Estimated population in July 2005: 52,263 (+3.0% change)
Males: 26,491 (52.2%), Females: 24,240 (47.8%)

Story County

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Median resident age: 23.6 years
Median household income: $36,042 (year 2000)
Median house value: $130,900 (year 2000)

Ames, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Ames:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.3%)
  • Chinese (3.1%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Korean (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (33.4%), Irish (11.4%), English (10.2%), Norwegian (8.6%), Swedish (4.1%), Dutch (3.3%).

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Land area: 21.6 square miles

Ames,

For population 25 years and over in Ames

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ames city

  • Never married: 54.4%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

10.3% Foreign born (6.4% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,352 (+7.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (172.0 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (409.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (5.5 miles Gilbert, IA (5.8 miles Kelley, IA (9.3 miles Huxley, IA (10.7 miles Slater, IA (11.3 miles Cambridge, City, IA Story (11.3 miles IA (12.1 miles Sheldahl, IA Nevada, (12.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 137 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1997: 156 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 210 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 141 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2001: 133 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2002: 180 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2003: 261 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2004: 187 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2005: 232 buildings, average cost: $178,200

Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 93.63 W

Area code: 515


Ames, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (39.1%), Retail trade (10.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,028 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,997 (81.3%)


 

Crime in Ames by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 16 13 35 25 22
    per 100,000 31.5 25.6 69.0 49.3 43.4
Robberies 9 14 13 7 13
    per 100,000 17.7 27.6 25.6 13.8 25.6
Assaults 45 70 86 247 94
    per 100,000 88.7 138.0 169.5 486.9 185.3
Burglaries 93 164 244 215 389
    per 100,000 183.3 323.3 481.0 423.8 766.8
Thefts 1,380 1,149 1,624 1,437 1,112
    per 100,000 2720.2 2264.9 3201.2 2832.6 2192.0
Auto thefts 49 70 73 86 81
    per 100,000 96.6 138.0 143.9 169.5 159.7
165.0 170.4 242.4 277.8 216.2


Average climate in Ames, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ames-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Ames city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Peter Schickele, Alex Thompson - College basketball player (Iowa Hawkeyes), Ross Marsden - College basketball player (Iowa State Cyclones).


Main business address for: SAUER DANFOSS INC (MISC INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT), AMES NATIONAL CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Ames:
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER (1111 DUFF AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ames:
  • STORY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; NEVADA, IA)
  • BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; BOONE, IA)
  • IOWA LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; DES MOINES, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ames:
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 34 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 53 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 81 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ames:
  • AMES MUNI (about 4 miles; AMES, IA; ID: AMW)
  • BOONE MUNI (about 14 miles; BOONE, IA; ID: BNW)
  • DRAKE (about 24 miles; RADCLIFFE, IA; ID: 2Y1)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 19 $98,800 $62,400 325 $160,000
Police - Other 15 $44,700 $35,760 8 $4,506
Firefighters 51 $199,600 $46,964 0 $0
Streets and Highways 79 $252,000 $38,278 0 $0
Airports 1 $5,956 $71,472 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $8,312 $49,872 0 $0
Health 1 $5,370 $64,440 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $52,000 $32,842 0 $0
Sewerage 19 $81,400 $51,410 0 $0
Water Supply 44 $145,058 $39,561 0 $0
Electric Power 72 $314,222 $52,370 0 $0
Local Libraries 24 $92,000 $46,000 15 $24,600
Transit 42 $94,000 $26,857 93 $82,748
Police Protection - Officers 47 $194,000 $49,531 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $51,362 $44,024 1 $1,340
Financial Administration 31 $124,628 $48,243 2 $3,040
Totals for Government 480 $1,763,408 $44,085 444 $276,234


Colleges/Universities in Ames:
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 24,473; Public; Website: www.iastate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • PROFESSIONAL COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 627 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ames:
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; ANKENY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; MASON CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,161)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 97 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 99 miles; LAMONI, IA; FT enrollment: 2,026)
Public high school in Ames:
  • AMES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,563; Location: 1921 AMES HIGH DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ames:
  • AMES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 321 STATE AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FELLOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1400 MC KINLEY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ABBIE SAWYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 4316 ONTARIO ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 921 9TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MEEKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 300 20TH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 3622 WOODLAND ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • KATE MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 3521 JEWEL DR; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 601 28TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILLSON BEARDSHEAR SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 920 CARROLL AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LOUISE CRAWFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 415 STANTON AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ames:
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 2900 HOOVER AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • AMES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: PO BOX 1822; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Ames:
  • AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,466,141; Location: 515 DOUGLAS AVE; 154,916 books; 19,013 audio materials; 7,855 video materials; 371 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ames: Camp Canwita (A), Ames (B), Iowa State University Arboretum (C), Veenker Memorial Golf Course (D), Reiman Gardens (E), Homewood Golf Course (F), Gilman Hall (G), Meat Lab (H), Horticulture Hall (I), Agronomy Greenhouse (J), Agronomy Hall (K), Agronomy Lab (L), Howe Hall (M), Kildee Hall (N), Kildee Meats Lab (O), Osborn Cottage (P), Human Nutritional Sciences Building (Q), Rumminant Nutrition Lab (R), Ross Hall (S), Coover Hall (T).

Shopping Centers: Ames Mall (1), North Grand Mall (2).

Churches in Ames include: Episcopal Parish of Ames (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Evangelical Free Church (C), Lord of Life Lutheran Church (D), Unitarian Fellowship of Ames (E), Ames Church of the Nazarene (F), Ames Community Church (G), Ames Four Square Church (H).

Cemeteries: Ontario Cemetery (1), Ames Municipal Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3), College Cemetery (4), Sunday Cemetery (5).

Lake: Laverne Lake (A).

Creeks: Worrell Creek (A), Clear Creek (B), College Creek (C).

Parks in Ames include: Iowa State Nursery (1), Tom Evans Park (2), Teagarden Park (3), Duff Park (4), O'Neil Park (5), Duplicate Sun Dial of Plymouth Colony Historical Marker (6), Inis Grove Park (7), Squaw Creek Park (8), Old Towne Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Ames compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ames:
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ames:
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURE (88.5 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: RESIDENCE ASSOCS. B/CSTNG SER., INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K290AJ (105.9 FM; GILBERT, IA; Owner: MAJESTIC AIRWAVES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ames:
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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