Ames, IA (Lincoln Way / State Ave)




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About Ames, IA (Lincoln Way / State Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lincoln Way / State Ave median real estate price is $215,629, which is more expensive than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 55.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lincoln Way / State Ave is currently $984, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 80.8% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

Lincoln Way / State Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ames, Iowa.

Lincoln Way / State Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Lincoln Way / State Ave, the current vacancy rate is 4.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lincoln Way / State Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

The Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Lincoln Way / State Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 75.6% of the residents of the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Iowa.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood. In the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Lincoln Way / State Ave choose to walk to work each day (27.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.4% of residents in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 67.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood has more Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry.

Lincoln Way / State Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

85.5% of the real estate in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood in Ames are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood, 39.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.3%), and 13.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood in Ames, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report Asian roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others. In addition, 10.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Lincoln Way / State Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (67.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (27.6%) and 11.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lincoln Way / State Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86
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Lincoln Way / State Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Lincoln Way / State Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA, 50014
06-08
Sawyer Elementary School
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA, 50010
09-12
Edwards Elementary School
820 Miller Ave
Ames, IA, 50014
KG-05
Fellows Elementary School
1400 Mc Kinley
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Mitchell Elementary School
3521 Jewel Dr
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Northwood Pre School
3012 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA, 50010
PK-KG
Meeker Elementary School
300 20 Th Street
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05

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