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Ames, Iowa (IA): Economy and Business Data & Market Research
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Based on the data from 1997 / 2002 when the population of Ames, Iowa was 47,816 / 50,913

Number of Establishments per 100,000 population

Number of Establishments - Ames (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 44, 2002 - 41 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 92, 2002 - 80, State average - 27)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 50, 2002 - 45 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 104, 2002 - 88, State average - 24)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 246, 2002 - 221 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 514, 2002 - 434, State average - 79)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 29 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 56, State average - 9)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 48, 2002 - 55 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 100, 2002 - 108, State average - 17)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 104, 2002 - 123 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 217, 2002 - 241, State average - 36)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 46, 2002 - 58 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 96, 2002 - 113, State average - 19)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 9, 2002 - 10 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 18, 2002 - 19, State average - 4)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 62, 2002 - 107 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 129, 2002 - 210, State average - 47)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 15, 2002 - 16 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 31, 2002 - 31, State average - 6)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 168, 2002 - 171 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 351, 2002 - 335, State average - 39)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 78, 2002 - 116 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 163, 2002 - 227, State average - 36)

Number of Employees per 100,000 population

Number of Employees - Ames (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 2,344, 2002 - 2,389 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 4,902, 2002 - 4,692, State average - 8,139)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 380, 2002 - 487 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 794, 2002 - 956, State average - 1,133)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 3,922, 2002 - 3,804 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 8,202, 2002 - 7,471, State average - 1,159)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 509 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 999, State average - 1,263)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 304, 2002 - 284 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 635, 2002 - 557, State average - 256)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 808, 2002 - 500-999 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,689, 2002 - 1,177, State average - 598)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 967, 2002 - 1,015 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 2,022, 2002 - 1,993, State average - 1,110)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 20-99, 2002 - 114 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 99, 2002 - 223, State average - 218)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 1,142, 2002 - 3,924 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 2,388, 2002 - 7,707, State average - 2,945)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 289, 2002 - 202 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 604, 2002 - 396, State average - 541)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 3,173, 2002 - 3,350 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 6,635, 2002 - 6,579, State average - 1,104)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 472, 2002 - 1,240 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 987, 2002 - 2,435, State average - 628)

Annual Payroll ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Annual Payroll ($1,000) - Ames (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $75,292, 2002 - $103,940 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $157,461, 2002 - $204,152, State average - $92,907)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $10,763, 2002 - $17,312 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $22,509, 2002 - $34,003, State average - $21,063)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $54,641, 2002 - $64,803 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $114,273, 2002 - $127,281, State average - $21,204)
  • D) Information: 2002 - $12,619 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $24,785, State average - $29,682)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $5,038, 2002 - $5,718 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $10,536, 2002 - $11,230, State average - $4,225)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $31,244 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $65,342, State average - $9,662)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $10,677, 2002 - $20,767 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $22,329, 2002 - $40,789, State average - $12,933)
  • H) Educational services: 2002 - $1,527 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $2,999, State average - $1,625)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $41,078, 2002 - $109,139 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $85,908, 2002 - $214,363, State average - $44,103)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $2,656, 2002 - $2,549 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $5,554, 2002 - $5,006, State average - $2,297)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - $21,673, 2002 - $29,634 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $45,325, 2002 - $58,205, State average - $7,937)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $7,703, 2002 - $22,968 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $16,109, 2002 - $45,112, State average - $6,314)

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) - Ames (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $824,145, 2002 - $770,746 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $1,723,575, 2002 - $1,513,849, State average - $749,852)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $129,649, 2002 - $186,984 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $271,141, 2002 - $367,261, State average - $291,113)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $510,771, 2002 - $672,733 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $1,068,201, 2002 - $1,321,338, State average - $203,300)
  • D) Information: No data
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $20,729, 2002 - $31,408 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $43,351, 2002 - $61,689, State average - $21,780)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $88,273 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $184,609, State average - $23,990)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $28,045, 2002 - $50,991 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $58,651, 2002 - $100,153, State average - $27,479)
  • H) Educational services: 2002 - $3,875 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $7,611, State average - $4,513)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $76,944, 2002 - $294,142 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $160,916, 2002 - $577,734, State average - $100,204)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $8,973, 2002 - $7,720 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $18,765, 2002 - $15,163, State average - $8,197)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - $78,997, 2002 - $98,762 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $165,210, 2002 - $193,981, State average - $28,530)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $27,764, 2002 - $83,011 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $58,064, 2002 - $163,044, State average - $22,990)

Industry Description Number of Establishments
[1997 / 2002]
Number of Employees
[1997 / 2002]
Annual Payroll ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Manufacturing44 / 412,344 / 2,389$75,292 / $103,940$824,145 / $770,746
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing4 / 3500-999--
Machinery manufacturing3 / 4500-999--
Wholesale trade50 / 45380 / 487$10,763 / $17,312$129,649 / $186,984
Wholesale trade, durable goods28 / 27100-249 / 368- / $12,881- / $127,215
Wholesale trade, nondurable goods22 / 12100-249--
Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers- / 6- / 0-19--
Retail trade246 / 2213,922 / 3,804$54,641 / $64,803$510,771 / $672,733
Motor vehicle & parts dealers23 / 21432 / 466$12,133 / $14,479$122,955 / $177,706
Furniture & home furnishings stores9 / 12108 / 58$2,551 / $1,122$13,248 / $6,334
Electronics & appliance stores16 / 13100-249 / 113- / $1,935- / $10,485
Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers21 / 17263 / 277$4,620 / $6,640$37,919 / $75,468
Food & beverage stores17 / 16756 / 604$9,006 / $8,917$93,487 / $80,832
Health & personal care stores21 / 15188 / 196$2,613 / $3,453$18,985 / $24,483
Gasoline stations22 / 23238 / 273$2,905 / $3,740$43,674 / $54,179
Clothing & clothing accessories stores46 / 42344 / 443$3,469 / $5,042$26,192 / $33,069
Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores22 / 17201 / 198$1,757 / $2,475$14,229 / $21,057
General merchandise stores9 / 81000-2499 / 500-999--
Miscellaneous store retailers30 / 27100-249--
Nonstore retailers1020-99--
Information- / 29- / 509- / $12,619-
Publishing industries (except Internet)- / 5- / 250-499--
Motion picture & sound recording industries6 / 720-99--
Broadcasting & telecommunications10 / -149 / -$3,683 / -$21,331 / -
Telecommunications- / 10- / 20-99--
Real estate & rental & leasing48 / 55304 / 284$5,038 / $5,718$20,729 / $31,408
Real estate40 / 43259 / 219$4,515 / $4,742$17,987 / $25,693
Rental & leasing services8 / 1245 / 65$523 / $976$2,742 / $5,715
Professional, scientific & technical services104 / 123808 / 500-999$31,244 / -$88,273 / -
Professional, scientific & technical services104 / 123808 / 500-999$31,244 / -$88,273 / -
Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service46 / 58967 / 1,015$10,677 / $20,767$28,045 / $50,991
Administrative & support services43 / 55915 / 978$9,697 / $19,816$22,433 / $44,715
Waste management & remediation services352 / 37$980 / $951$5,612 / $6,276
Educational services9 / 1020-99 / 114- / $1,527- / $3,875
Educational services9 / 1020-99 / 114- / $1,527- / $3,875
Health care & social assistance62 / 1071,142 / 3,924$41,078 / $109,139$76,944 / $294,142
Ambulatory health care services45 / 58889 / 1000-2499$38,505 / -$72,173 / -
Hospitals- / 1- / 1000-2499--
Nursing & residential care facilities3 / 12100-249 / 500-999--
Social assistance14 / 36100-249 / 735- / $9,326- / $18,815
Arts, entertainment & recreation15 / 16289 / 202$2,656 / $2,549$8,973 / $7,720
Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries4 / -100-249 / ---
Amusement, gambling & recreation industries11 / 9100-249 / 184- / $2,166- / $6,008
Accommodation & food services168 / 1713,173 / 3,350$21,673 / $29,634$78,997 / $98,762
Accommodation45 / 38250-499 / 512- / $6,279- / $21,476
Foodservices & drinking places123 / 1332500-4999 / 2,838- / $23,355- / $77,286
Other services (except public administration)78 / 116472 / 1,240$7,703 / $22,968$27,764 / $83,011
Repair & maintenance42 / 41248 / 207$5,103 / $5,369$20,603 / $19,703
Personal & laundry services36 / 35224 / 279$2,600 / $3,256$7,161 / $9,572

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