Ames Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Ames Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
66,258

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.0%
5 - 17:
8.1%
18 - 24:
43.0%
25 - 34:
13.8%
35 - 54:
14.5%
55 - 64:
6.8%
Over 65 Years:
9.8%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
38.3%
38.3%
High School Graduates
97.7%
97.7%
College Graduated
62.7%
62.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Ames
$26,548
$26,548
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Ames
$48,105
$48,105
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
28.0%

Employment Industries in Ames

 
Education
29.6%
29.6%
Accommodation
10.4%
10.4%
Healthcare
10.0%
10.0%
Retail
9.1%
9.1%
Manufacturing
7.6%
7.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
6.3%
6.3%
Public Service
4.0%
4.0%
Finance
3.2%
3.2%
Construction
3.1%
3.1%
Other
2.7%
2.7%
Information Technology
2.3%
2.3%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
Transportation
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
78.7%
78.7%
Black Or African American
3.1%
3.1%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
11.4%
11.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.7%
2.7%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.9%
3.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
31.7%
31.7%
Irish
11.8%
11.8%
English
7.2%
7.2%
Norwegian
7.1%
7.1%
Dutch
3.2%
3.2%
Swedish
3.0%
3.0%
Italian
2.7%
2.7%
European
2.2%
2.2%
Danish
2.1%
2.1%
Scottish
2.0%
2.0%
French
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.8%
1.8%
Czech
1.0%
1.0%
British
0.8%
0.8%
Scandinavian
0.7%
0.7%
Scots-Irish
0.7%
0.7%
African
0.7%
0.7%
French Canadian
0.5%
0.5%
Czechoslovakian
0.5%
0.5%
Swiss
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
85.8%
85.8%
Chinese
6.2%
6.2%
Spanish
1.9%
1.9%
Langs. of India
1.2%
1.2%
Korean
1.0%
1.0%
Other Asian languages
0.7%
0.7%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
Pacific Island languages
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Japanese
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Scandinavian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Ames Residents:
12.8%