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Ames
  • Town in Iowa

Ames Residents

Ames Residents Overview

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
66,023
Unemployment Rate
3.2%
Poverty Rate
28.1%
Non-Citizens
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 32 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Nice
    25%
  • Varied
    13%
  • Family oriented
    6%

Ames Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    79%
  • Asian
    11%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • African American
    3%
  • Two or more races
    3%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Other race
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Male
    54%
  • Female
    46%
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    43%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    10%

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Income

Median Household Income
$48,105
National
$62,843
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    29%
  • $25-$44k
    18%
  • $45-$74k
    21%
  • $75-$149k
    23%
  • $150k+
    9%
Median Individual Income
$17,161
National
$31,133
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    47%
  • $15-$34k
    22%
  • $35-$64k
    17%
  • $65k+
    14%

Community

Poll
77%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 31 responses
Poll
55%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted. 33 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 35 responses
  • Be aware of college students
    31%
  • Explore local shops and restaurants!
    26%
  • Explore your community
    23%
  • Find a place of worship
    9%
  • Almost as boring as living in a really small town
    6%
  • Get involved in the community
    3%
  • It's a small town, everyone knows everyone
    3%

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