Most Expensive Ames Neighborhoods
Ames is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 63,266 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Ames is the eighth largest community in Iowa.
Ames real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Ames house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Ames is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ames is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ames who work in teaching (16.52%), office and administrative support (12.45%) and sales jobs (8.16%).
Also of interest is that Ames has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because Ames has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Ames lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Ames is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Ames people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Not only is Ames a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Ames is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Ames a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Ames is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Ames is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Ames, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Ames is a pretty powerful place. 62.79% of the adults in Ames have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ames in 2010 was $24,082, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,328 for a family of four. However, Ames contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ames also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.04% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Ames is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ames home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ames residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ames include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Ames is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||23,566|
|AMES HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||35.95%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||64.05%|
|TYPE OF AMES HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||38.23%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.95%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.32%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||41.78%|
|SIZE OF AMES HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.96%|
|AGE OF AMES HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||22.06%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||47.06%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||20.62%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||10.25%|
|AMES REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$197,299|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$933|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $57,000||6.85%|
|$57,001 - $114,000||4.48%|
|$114,001 - $228,000||52.33%|
|$228,001 - $342,000||25.99%|
|$342,001 - $456,000||7.47%|
|$456,001 - $570,000||1.60%|
|$570,001 - $854,000||1.07%|
|$854,001 - $1,139,000||0.09%|
|PEOPLE OF AMES||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.06%|
|5 TO 17||8.85%|
|18 TO 24||42.39%|
|25 TO 34||14.29%|
|35 TO 54||15.07%|
|55 TO 64||7.04%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.30%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.47%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$42,373|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,082|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||30.04%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (30.30%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.84%)
Public Service (3.98%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.44%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.20%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.05%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.59%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.43%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.20%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (33.96%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.53%)
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