What you need to know about Ames, IA

Home to Iowa State University, Ames provides residents with a wide array of amenities that range from walking trails and golf courses to woodland parks and a vibrant downtown full of restaurants and cultural experiences. Ames is the setting for one of two national locations of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. It’s been ranked one of the best college towns in the country and many students come to study veterinary medicine.

Top 10 Best Cities for Singles 2015
Top 10 College Towns  2014

Population

61,276
Up by 10.48%
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Reasons to Move to Ames, IA
Attractions include ISU events, five golf courses, Main Street District

Nearby Cities

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Housing

Homes Owned 41.53%
41.53% Complete
Homes Rented 58.47%
58.47% Complete

Real Estate

In Ames, Iowa


Ready to move to Ames? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Ames.

Median Home Price

$172,600
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Ames, Iowa


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Ames rates.

Median Household Income

$42,373
Lower than the national average

Business

In Ames, Iowa


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Ames.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Ames, Iowa


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Ames.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 63%
63% Complete
Graduated High School 98%
98% Complete

Ames, IA's Rankings

Top 10 Best Cities for Singles 2015
Top 10 College Towns  2014

More About Ames, IA

10 Best Places To Maximize G.I. Bill Benefits
Looking to get the most bang for your G.I. Bill buck? We've got you covered.
Reasons to Move to Ames, IA
Attractions include ISU events, five golf courses, Main Street District
8 Top Employers in Ames, IA
Iowa State, hospital, Hy-Vee are major economic leaders
Why Ames, IA is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
A special relationship between Ames and Iowa State University gives smart residents a place to call home