City of Ames, IA

Ames is located in Story County in Iowa. The median income is $41,561 and the median home value is $170,600. Workers commute an average of 16 minutes to work each day. The population is 85% White, 4% Black, 9% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Ames, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Ames has a Walk Score® of 39.


  • Schools

    In Ames, Iowa

    The quality of a school district if 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Health

    In Ames, Iowa

    Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Ames.

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  • 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.

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