Ames, Iowa Population 2019
Ames is a city located in the state of Iowa, located in Story County, where it is the largest city by population. The last recorded population at the time of the 2010 census showed that Ames had 58,965 residents. This number has increased substantially in the years that followed, with estimates showing a new population of 66,191. This puts the city of Ames as the 8th most populous municipality in the state.
City Size and Population Density
This city – which was once named one of the best places to live in the U.S. – has a total area of over 24 square miles with a population density of 2,436 people per square mile.
Population Demographics in Ames
Over 84% of Ames’ population is white, while 3.4% is black, 8.8% is Asian, 1.1% is another race, and 2% is multiracial. Residents of Hispanic or Latino origin make up about 3.4% of the total population. Residents between the ages of 18 and 24 make up the largest age group in the city, accounting for approximately 40.5% of the total population. Over 13% of residents are under 18, while just 8.1% are at least 65 years old. More men than women live in this city, making up about 53% of the population.
Ames Population Growth
Since the 19th century, Ames’ population has only grown larger. The most recent estimates show that the population is up 12.3% since the last census of 2010. At this rate of growth, it won’t be long before Ames’ population has grown to exceed 100,000 residents.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ames was:
- White: 82.98%
- Asian: 10.24%
- Two or more races: 3.31%
- Black or African American: 2.66%
- Other race: 0.51%
- Native American: 0.24%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Ames, Iowa's estimated population is 66,498 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Ames, Iowa is the 7th largest city in Iowa based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 2637.95 people/mi² (1018.51 people/km²), with a household density of 402.47 people/km² (1042.40 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 23.1 years, 22.9 years for males, and 23.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 114.2 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 26,277 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%, with a median rent of $876/month. The median house has 4.8 rooms, and has a value of $187,000.
The median income for households in Ames, Iowa is $42,755, while the mean household income is $63,199.
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