Ames, IA Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Demographics

Population: 50,731. Estimated population in July 2020: 52,263 (+3.0% change)
Males: 26,491 (52.2%), Females: 24,240 (47.8%)

Story County

Zip codes: 50010, 50014.

Median resident age: 23.6 years
Median household income: $36,042
Median house value: $130,900

Races in Ames:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.3%)
  • Chinese (3.1%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Korean (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (33.4%), Irish (11.4%), English (10.2%), Norwegian (8.6%), Swedish (4.1%), Dutch (3.3%).

Land area: 21.6 square miles

Map of Ames, IA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ames

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 58.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ames city

  • Never married: 54.4%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

10.3% Foreign born (6.4% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,352 (+7.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ames:

  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER (1111 DUFF AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ames:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ames:

  • DES MOINES INTL (about 34 miles; DES MOINES, IA; Abbreviation: DSM)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 53 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; Abbreviation: FOD)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 81 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Abbreviation: MCW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Ames:

  • AMES MUNI (about 4 miles; AMES, IA; Abbreviation: AMW)
  • BOONE MUNI (about 14 miles; BOONE, IA; Abbreviation: BNW)
  • DRAKE (about 24 miles; RADCLIFFE, IA; Abbreviation: 2Y1)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Ames:

  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 24,473; Public; Website: www.iastate.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • PROFESSIONAL COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 627 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ames:

  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; ANKENY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; DES MOINES, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,227)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; FT DODGE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,807)
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,161)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; WATERLOO, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,292)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 97 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 12,524)
  • GRACELAND UNIVERSITY-LAMONI (about 99 miles; LAMONI, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)

Schools

Public high school in Ames:

  • AMES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,563; Location: 1921 AMES HIGH DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Ames:

  • AMES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 321 STATE AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • FELLOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1400 MC KINLEY; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ABBIE SAWYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 4316 ONTARIO ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 921 9TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MEEKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 300 20TH STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 3622 WOODLAND ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • KATE MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 3521 JEWEL DR; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 601 28TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WILLSON BEARDSHEAR SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 920 CARROLL AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LOUISE CRAWFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 415 STANTON AVE; Grades: KG – KG)

Private primary/middle schools in Ames:

  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 2900 HOOVER AVE; Grades: KG – 6)
  • AMES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: PO BOX 1822; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Ames:

  • AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,466,141; Location: 515 DOUGLAS AVE; 154,916 books; 19,013 audio materials; 7,855 video materials; 371 serial subscriptions)

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