Ames, IA
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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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated July 2020.

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

Ames Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
67,154

Age

PEOPLE OF Iowa DETAILS
Under 5 Years 3.99
5 To 17 7.95
18 To 24 43.09
25 To 34 13.85
35 To 54 14.55
55 To 64 6.93
65 Years And Over 9.64

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 38.2
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 97.6
COLLEGE GRADUATES 62.3

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Ames 25606 21901.067966770377 #EE2025
USA 31177 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Ames 46127 21335.29768264761 #EE2025
USA 57652 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
28.4%

Employment Industries in Ames

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Education 31.5
Accommodation 10.3
Healthcare 10.1
Retail 9.3
Manufacturing 7.5
Professional, scientific, and technical services 6.2
Construction 4.0
Public Service 3.7
Other 2.9
Finance 2.7

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 79.4
Black Or African American 2.5
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.2
Asian 10.7
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Other Race / Two or More Races 3.3
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 3.8

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
German 31.7
Irish 11.8
Norwegian 7.7
English 7.4
Dutch 3.4
Swedish 3.0
Italian 2.8
Danish 2.1
French 2.0
Polish 1.8
European 1.7
Scottish 1.6
Czech 1.3
Scots-Irish 0.9
Czechoslovakian 0.7
African 0.7
British 0.6
Scandinavian 0.6
Other Arab 0.5
French Canadian 0.5

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 85.3
Chinese 5.9
Spanish 2.4
Langs. of India 1.2
Korean 0.8
Other Asian languages 0.7
Arabic 0.7
Pacific Island languages 0.4
Portuguese 0.3
Slavic languages 0.3
German/Yiddish 0.3
Tagalog 0.2
African languages 0.2
Vietnamese 0.2
French 0.2
Russian 0.2
Japanese 0.1
Scandinavian languages 0.1
Serbo-Croatian 0.1
Persian 0.1

Foreign Born Ames Residents:
13.2%