Ames, Iowa Population 2018

Ames is a city located in the state of Iowa. It is 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 an estimated population of 66,191. This puts the city of Ames as the 8th most populous municipality in the state. 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.

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 about 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. 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201766,4986601.00%
201665,8383640.56%
201565,4741,0451.62%
201464,4291,6662.65%
201362,7631,5332.50%
201261,2301,0311.71%
201160,1991,1411.93%
201059,0588,3271.53%
200050,7313,5330.72%
199047,1981,4230.31%
198045,7756,2701.48%
197039,50512,5023.88%
196027,0034,1051.66%
195022,89810,3436.19%
194012,5552,2942.04%
193010,2613,9915.05%
19206,2702,0474.03%
19104,2232,92312.50%
19001,3000.00%

Ames Population in 2018Source: By User:Raivena [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White53,532
Asian6,146
Black or African American1,994
Two or More Races1,971
Some Other Race278
American Indian and Alaska Native123
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ames Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35% Male Population0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ames Median Age

23.2


Total

22.9


Male

23.5


Female

Ames Adults

There are 56,192 adults, (5,895 of which are seniors) in Ames.

Ames Age Dependency

27.3

Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ames Sex Ratio

Female

30,228

47.18%

Male

33,845

52.82%

Ames Households and Families

Ames Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ames Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
Female42.6%57.4%
All40.3%59.7%
Male24.9%75.1%
Non Family19%81%

40.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ames Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,6432.2440.3
Non Family14,1631.7919
Married8,8622.8174.8
Female1,1403.1542.6
Male4782.7324.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ames Households

Ames Education

Ames Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2340.83%
9th to 12th Grade4971.76%
High School Graduate3,44512.22%
Some College4,06514.42%
Associates Degree2,0697.34%
Bachelors Degree9,18532.58%
Graduate Degree8,69430.84%

Ames Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,36322,99714,472
Asian2,7222,5842,361
Black975799440
Hispanic698656344
Multiple Races402389286
Native American7069
Other Race474646
Islander2929

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 97.87%.

Ames Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,440$42,985$31,139
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,228$27,990$16,618
Some College$31,126$34,417$26,756
Bachelors Degree$37,235$44,716$30,666
Graduate Degree$52,925$60,617$45,693

$37,440

Average Earnings

$42,985

Average Male

$31,139

Average Female

Ames Language

Ames Language by Age

Ames Language

86.68% of Ames residents speak only English, while 13.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 7.24% of the population.

Ames Poverty

Ames Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,83712,12127.65%
Asian5,9822,41140.30%
Multiple1,82375941.63%
Hispanic1,67166639.86%
Black1,80464335.64%
Other22212355.41%
Native1226351.64%

30.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.52%

Male Poverty Rate

28.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ames

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ames is Other, with 55.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ames is White, with 27.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 55.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.08%.

Ames Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.27%
High School13.71%
Some College11.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.50%

Ames Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.58%
Female Unemployed37.83%
Female Employed30.89%
Male Employed24.73%

Ames Income

Ames Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,278$59,378
Families$78,323$92,143
Married Families$90,376$
Non Families$23,243$33,882

Ames Marital Status

Ames Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ames Married by Age and Sex

Ames Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Ames Marital Status by Race

Ames Veterans

Ames Veterans by War

2,282

Number of Veterans

2,172

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War723
Vietnam573
First Gulf War381
World War II251
Korea250

Ames Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+729
18 to 34534
65 to 74411
35 to 54372
55 to 64236

Ames Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0204.26%
2 or More1228.01%
Black865.52%
Hispanic382.37%
Asian250.47%
Hawaiian2172.41%
Other83.13%

Ames Veterans by Education

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ames Employment Status

Ames Employment by Age

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Ames Employment by Race

Ames Employment by Education

Ames Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.70%

Born in Iowa

87.73%

Native Born

12.27%

Foreign Born

9.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.73% of Ames residents were born in the United States, with 52.70% having been born in Iowa. 9.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.