Ames, IA

66,190 Population
24.4 square miles 2,718.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.1%
was 2.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Population Density
2,718.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
24.5%
was 24.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.9%
was 13.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
11.3%
was 13.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
10.1%
was 8.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
1.5
was 2.2
Ranked 1st Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
29.7%
was 27.7%
Ranked 7th Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$41,278
was $42,446
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.8
51.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
152.2
was 143.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,902.7
was 2,351.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
26,224
was 26,338
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$899
was $853
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
417
was 361
 
Occupied Housing Units
25,185
was 25,393
 
Homeownership Rate
38.0%
was 40.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
127
was 70
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,046.6
was 1,053.1
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
6.2%
was 5.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
290
was 291
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
17.2
was 15.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.8
was 6.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 100%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
97.4%
* ACS 5-year data
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
63.4%
* ACS 5-year data

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