Ames is a city located in Story County, Iowa. With a 2020 population of 67,962, it is the 8th largest city in Iowa and the 551st largest city in the United States. Ames is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 15.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,965 in 2010. Spanning over 28 miles, Ames has a population density of 2,486 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ames is $64,659 with a poverty rate of 28.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $905 per month, and the median house value is $196,400. The median age in Ames is 23.3 years, 23.1 years for males, and 23.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.1 males.