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Population in 2012: 60,634 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.5%
 

Males: 31,946  (52.7%)
Females: 28,688  (47.3%)

Median resident age:  23.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50010, 50011, 50012, 50014.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,399 (it was $36,042 in 2000)
Ames:

$41,399
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,822

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $176,014 (it was $125,300 in 2000)
Ames:

$176,014
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $179,173; Detached houses: $192,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $191,790; In 2-unit structures: $168,506; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $216,983; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $158,322; Mobile homes: $25,622

Median gross rent in 2012: $738.

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  • White alone - 49,043 (82.8%)
  • Asian alone - 5,280 (8.9%)
  • Black alone - 2,137 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,883 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 712 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 77 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 74 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ames: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.2%), Irish (10.5%), English (7.4%), Norwegian (6.2%), Swedish (3.8%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/20/1869

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,811 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ames:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ames city:

  • Never married: 58.9%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

6,803 residents are foreign born (5.5% Asia).

This city:  11.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Ames, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ames to the number of sex offenders is 1,290 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,411 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,273 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (134.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gilbert, IA (2.3 miles ), Kelley, IA (2.4 miles ), Huxley, IA (3.0 miles ), Nevada, IA (3.0 miles ), Cambridge, IA (3.2 miles ), Luther, IA (3.2 miles) , Slater, IA (3.2 miles ), Story City, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 156 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 210 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 141 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2001: 133 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2002: 180 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2003: 261 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2004: 187 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2005: 232 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2006: 153 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2007: 130 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2008: 70 buildings, average cost: $293,500
  • 2009: 61 buildings, average cost: $239,400
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $276,300
  • 2011: 58 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $258,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 93.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,266 (+12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 24,859 (76.8%)

Area code: 515

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Crime rates in Ames by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000240100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.97.20.01.70.00.0
Rapes 16133525221424182623241832
per 100,000 32.225.768.749.041.126.745.734.947.140.241.530.454.0
Robberies 91413713141712101510107
per 100,000 18.127.625.513.724.326.732.423.218.126.217.316.911.8
Assaults 457086247947010616813313914215039
per 100,000 90.5138.1168.9483.9175.8133.3201.7325.4240.7243.1245.6253.165.8
Burglaries 93164244215389465363500346279289351291
per 100,000 187.0323.6479.3421.2727.5885.2690.9968.6626.3488.0499.9592.2491.0
Thefts 1,3801,1491,6241,4371,1121,0281,0611,0401,2281,2851,2171,2631,132
per 100,000 2774.22267.33189.82815.42079.61957.02019.42014.62222.72247.62104.92130.81909.9
Auto thefts 49707386814441626249505631
per 100,000 98.5138.1143.4168.5151.583.878.0120.1112.285.786.594.552.3
Arson 3490215223325
per 100,000 6.07.917.70.03.71.99.53.93.65.25.23.48.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 176.6176.3262.3288.2216.0197.8216.4259.0241.2214.1211.6208.8170.4

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Crime rate in Ames detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.88
Iowa average:

1.72

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Ames, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3,352 (+7.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (12%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Ames-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 224% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Ames city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Story County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Billy Sunday - Presbyterian cleric, Jane Espenson - Writer, Harrison Barnes - Basketball player, Bob Walkup - Politician, Brian Evenson - Short story writer, Brian Smith (photographer) - Photographer, Laurel Clark - Physician & astronaut
perished aboard STS-107, Leslie Hall - Comedy musician, Luke Zeller - Basketball player, Peter Schickele.

Main business address for: SAUER DANFOSS INC (MISC INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT), AMES NATIONAL CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ames:

  • AMES MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2322 E. 13TH ST.)
  • HOMEWARD (Home Health Center, 1114 DUFF AVENUE)
  • HOMEWARD HOSPICE (Hospital, 400 SOUTH DAKOTA)
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1111 DUFF AVENUE)
  • GREEN HILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 2200 HAMILTON DRIVE)
  • RIVERSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1204 SOUTH FOURTH STREET)
  • THE ABINGTON ON GRAND (Nursing Home, 3440 GRAND AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Ames, IA

Airports located in Ames:

  • Ames Municipal Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 1,656, Itinerant Ops: 18,957, Local Ops: 12,639, Military Ops: 499)

Local government website: www.city.ames.ia.us

Colleges/Universities in Ames:

  • Iowa State University (Full-time enrollment: 24,738; Public; Website: www.iastate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Salon Professional Academy (FT enrollment: 159; Location: 309 Kitty Hawk Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tspaames.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ames:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 20 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 30 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 44 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 69 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 73 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Buena Vista University (about 92 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 94 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)

Public high school in Ames:

  • Ames High School (Students: 1495; Location: 1921 Ames High Drive; Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Ames:

  • AMES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 925 S 16TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ames:

Private elementary/middle school in Ames:

  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 2900 HOOVER AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Ames, School District: AMES COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Ames:

  • AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,033,858; Location: 515 DOUGLAS AVE; 158,896 books; 1,232 e-books; 20,488 audio materials; 16,618 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 323 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ames: Camp Canwita (A), Veenker Memorial Golf Course (B), Homewood Golf Course (C), Iowa State University Arboretum (D), Reiman Gardens (E), Ames (F), Curt Forbes Residential Center (G), Iowa State University Department of Public Safety (H), Farm House Museum (I), Brunnier Art Museum (J), Story Center Historical Museum (K), Ames Public Library (L), Ames Police Department (M), Ames Fire Department Station 2 (N), College of Veterinary Medicine (O), Jacobson Athletic Building (P), Olsen Building (Q), Fisher Theater (R), Stephens Auditorium (S), Hilton Coliseum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ames Mall (1), North Grand Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ames include: Korean United Methodist Church (A), Campus Baptist Church (B), New Life United Pentecostal Church (C), Heartland Baptist Church (D), Ames Mennonite Church (E), Westside Church of Church (F), Willow Creek Open Bible Church (G), University Lutheran Congregational Church (H), Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: College Cemetery (1), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (2), Ames Municipal Cemetery (3), Ontario Cemetery (4), Sunday Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Laverne Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Clear Creek (A), College Creek (B), Worrell Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ames include: River Valley Park (1), Brookside Park (2), Smith Park (3), Clyde Williams Field (4), Jack Trice Stadium (5), Site of the First House in Ames Historical Marker (6), Site of First House in West Ames Historical Marker (7), Duplicate Sun Dial of Plymouth Colony Historical Marker (8), South Valley River Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ames Historical Society (Museums; 108 5th Street) (1), Twentieth Century Bowling (Amusement & Theme Parks; 505 South Duff Avenue) (2), KD Billiard & Dart Supply (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4813 Lincoln Way) (3), Blacks Heritage Farm (26156 530th Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: The Hotel At Gateway Center (Us 30 & Elwood Drive) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2600 East 13th Street) (2), Super 8 Motel (I 35 & US30) (3), AmericInn Ames (2507 Southeast 16th Street) (4), Comfort Inn Ames (1605 South Dayton Avenue) (5), Iowa State Memorial Union (Isu Campus) (6), Audubon's Restaurant-Gateway Center (US30 & Elwood Drive) (7), University Inn (229 South Duff Avenue) (8), Super 8 Ames IA (1418 South Dayton Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Iowa State - Correctional Services Department Of 2nd Judicial District (111 Sherman Avenue) (1), Iowa State - Correctional Services Department of 2nd Judicial District- Administrative Off (510 5th Street) (2), Ames City - Clerk Of District Court-Story County- Clerk Of District Court- Frequently Called Num (515 Clark Avenue) (3), Iowa State - Judicial- Clerk Of District Court- Ames Office (515 Clark Avenue) (4), Iowa State - Correctional Services Department of 2nd Judicial District- Day Program Ce (510 5th Street) (5), Iowa State - Judicial- Juvenile Court Services (126 South Kellogg Avenue) (6), Iowa State - Casa Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (314 6th Street) (7), Iowa State - Correctional Services Department Of 2nd Judicial District- Adult Proba (509 Main Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Story County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.356. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.356
U.S.:

0.464
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 9.79. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.79
U.S.:

11.90

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ames and their reported violations in the past:

AMES WATER TREATMENT PLANT (Address: 300 E 5TH ST BLDG 1 , Population served: 46503, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ISU (Address: 220 HEATING PLANT , Population served: 28178, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-1999), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CRESTVIEW MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 5615 LINCOLN WAY , Population served: 158, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2001), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUN-01-2001 and JUL-13-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2001), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2001), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2001)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
THE BROILER (Population served: 122, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-2005 and MAY-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.2%
(26.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.6% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for American Indian residents, 50.6% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ames, IA

People in group quarters in Ames in 2010:

  • 7,298 people in college/university student housing
  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 42 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Ames in 2000:

  • 8,619 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in halfway houses
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Ames compared to Iowa state average:

Ames, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Jack Trice Stadium. Capacity: 45,814. Iowa State Cyclones football.
  • Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State University.

Banks with most branches in Ames (2011 data):

  • First National Bank, Ames, Iowa: at 405 Fifth Street, University Branch, North Grand Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $560.8 mil, Deposits: $461.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ames National Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ames - University Branch, Ames - North Grand Branch, Ames - Main Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • AMES COMMUNITY BANK: 107 Main Street Branch, Ames Community Bank, Mortensen Branch. Info updated 2010/06/07: Bank assets: $431.7 mil, Deposits: $366.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ogden Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ames Main Branch at 424 Main Street, branch established on 1914/01/01; Ames Branch at 3910 Lincoln Way, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Midwest Heritage Bank, FSB: Ames Branch at 640 Lincoln Way, branch established on 1998/06/23; Ames Branch at 3800 West Lincoln Way, branch established on 1996/03/19. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Valley Bank: Ames Branch at 1103 Buckeye Avenue, branch established on 2005/07/18; Ames Lpo at 2701 Stange Road, Suite 120, branch established on 2006/08/15. Info updated 2008/08/11: Bank assets: $629.4 mil, Deposits: $477.0 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bankers Trust Company: Ames Branch at 1510 Buckeye Ave, branch established on 2008/09/09. Info updated 2010/01/13: Bank assets: $2,686.8 mil, Deposits: $1,857.5 mil, headquarters in Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Btc Financial Corporation
  • Great Western Bank: Ames Branch at 402 Lincoln Way, branch established on 1936/09/21. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Bank of the West: Ames at 525 Main Street, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ames, Iowa:

  • Heartland Inn, 2600 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 233-6060, Fax: (515) 233-1911
  • Iowa State Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 , Phone: (515) 294-2300
  • New Frontier Motel, W Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 532-2344
  • University Inn, 316 S Duff, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 232-0280
  • Best Western University Park Inn & Suites-Ames, 2500 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 296-2500, Fax: (515) 296-2874
  • The Hotel At Gateway Center, 2100 Grn Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 292-8600, Fax: (515) 268-2224
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2216 Se 16TH St, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 233-4444
  • Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center-Isu, 2609 Elwood Dr, Ames, IA 50010 , Phone: (515) 268-8808, Fax: (515) 268-8858
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ames, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ames travel time to work - commute


Ames mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Ames city (based on Story County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.97%
Here51.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.9%22.8%15.7%4.0%3.7%
Congregations17.4%6.5%16.3%2.2%5.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.7%2.4%14.6%
Congregations5.4%5.4%1.1%4.3%35.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Story County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Story County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Story County:

5.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Story County:

26.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 36$156,126$52,0423$3,886
Other Government Administration 13$79,970$73,81816$18,434
Judicial and Legal 6$30,118$60,2361$120
Police Protection - Officers 49$227,378$55,6840$0
Police - Other 23$92,898$48,46925$15,692
Firefighters 51$228,848$53,8470$0
Fire - Other 11$48,918$53,3652$1,702
Streets and Highways 47$202,414$51,6803$2,040
Solid Waste Management 15$58,670$46,9363$1,056
Sewerage 21$101,056$57,7461$2,240
Parks and Recreation 19$78,198$49,388123$34,564
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$48,830$65,1073$1,790
Water Supply 19$86,858$54,8580$0
Electric Power 77$397,598$61,9634$1,908
Transit 43$157,398$43,92581$117,458
Local Libraries 21$93,346$53,34148$46,030
Other and Unallocable 17$76,498$53,9991$1,836
Totals for Government 477$2,165,122$54,468314$248,756

Ames government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $12,162,000 ($200.58)
    Electric Utilities: $9,568,000 ($157.80)
    General - Other: $6,590,000 ($108.68)
    Water Utilities: $887,000 ($14.63)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $112,593,000 ($1856.93)
    Electric Utilities: $34,012,000 ($560.94)
    Police Protection: $6,010,000 ($99.12)
    Transit Utilities: $5,353,000 ($88.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,642,000 ($76.56)
    Water Utilities: $4,261,000 ($70.27)
    Regular Highways: $3,559,000 ($58.70)
    Sewerage: $3,343,000 ($55.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,318,000 ($54.72)
    Libraries: $2,881,000 ($47.51)
    General - Other: $2,641,000 ($43.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,566,000 ($42.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,593,000 ($26.27)
    Central Staff Services: $1,049,000 ($17.30)
    Public Welfare - Other: $820,000 ($13.52)
    Parking Facilities: $768,000 ($12.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $710,000 ($11.71)
    Financial Administration: $559,000 ($9.22)
    Health - Other: $425,000 ($7.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $421,000 ($6.94)
    General Public Buildings: $278,000 ($4.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $102,000 ($1.68)
    Air Transportation: $98,000 ($1.62)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($1.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,832,000 ($46.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $2,142,000 ($35.33)
    Sewerage: $292,000 ($4.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $163,000 ($2.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,440,000 ($1260.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.08)

Ames government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $129,744,000 ($2139.79)
    Sewerage: $4,540,000 ($74.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,868,000 ($63.79)
    All Other: $1,907,000 ($31.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,094,000 ($18.04)
    Regular Highways: $418,000 ($6.89)
    Parking Facilities: $350,000 ($5.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $172,000 ($2.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $89,000 ($1.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,407,000 ($23.20)
    All Other: $1,218,000 ($20.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $415,000 ($6.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,411,000 ($155.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $993,000 ($16.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $732,000 ($12.07)
    Rents: $645,000 ($10.64)
    Special Assessments: $368,000 ($6.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $229,000 ($3.78)
    Sale of Property: $146,000 ($2.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $41,671,000 ($687.25)
    Water Utilities: $6,162,000 ($101.63)
    Transit Utilities: $3,455,000 ($56.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,050,000 ($83.29)
    Highways: $4,244,000 ($69.99)
    General Local Government Support: $3,193,000 ($52.66)
    Transit Utilities: $1,146,000 ($18.90)
  • Tax - Property: $18,373,000 ($303.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,128,000 ($35.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,168,000 ($19.26)
    Other License: $973,000 ($16.05)
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000 ($1.02)

Ames government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,445,000 ($1178.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,765,000 ($1084.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,175,000 ($184.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,495,000 ($90.63)

Ames government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,233,000 ($36.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,412,000 ($2183.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,158,000 ($19.10)

11.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.39%
Iowa average:

6.30%

1.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($703 average AGI)
Story County:

1.09%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  1.35% ($32,827 average AGI)
from Boone County, IA  0.58% ($38,406)
from Marshall County, IA  0.29% ($30,711)


11.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.37%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($492 average AGI)
Story County:

0.18%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  2.44% ($38,500 average AGI)
to Boone County, IA  0.56% ($41,223)
to Dallas County, IA  0.23% ($35,877)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ames:

  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWBG (1590 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ames:

  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURE (88.5 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: RESIDENCE ASSOCS. B/CSTNG SER., INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K206AW (89.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K290AJ (105.9 FM; GILBERT, IA; Owner: MAJESTIC AIRWAVES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ames:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Ames fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 46 meters (151ft)
Total average daily traffic: 38,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,192

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ames)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ames, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 314 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ames)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ames)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED126$140,750276$131,156709$135,33983$47,92111$733,26156$111,5427$17,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$104,36022$141,65169$131,0513$143,2931$756,8006$144,2653$45,343
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$128,77534$73,776111$154,23214$43,2241$327,0009$85,60610$27,723
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$135,26716$120,860102$139,4305$74,2540$09$98,1521$191,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$62,0006$80,71310$129,6171$71,5200$01$63,5704$22,083
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Ames, IA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$141,81444$153,328
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$134,31411$159,228
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$99,7403$181,163
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$87,5432$201,470
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$95,9300$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 195
  • Hazardous Condition: 73
  • Service Call: 37
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Ames


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ames, IA

Most common first names in Ames, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13482.0 years
Robert12074.8 years
John11875.9 years
William11575.2 years
Helen9883.1 years
Charles9376.4 years
Ruth8785.5 years
James8370.8 years
Margaret8384.8 years
George7877.3 years
Most common last names in Ames, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson6680.3 years
Johnson5981.5 years
Smith5578.9 years
Miller5476.0 years
Peterson4977.8 years
Brown4477.7 years
Thompson4374.3 years
Larson4079.2 years
Jones3779.0 years
Olson3180.2 years
Businesses in Ames, IA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Aeropostale1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Microtel1
Applebee's1New Balance7
Arby's2Nike5
Bath & Body Works1Panda Express1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza2
Burger King2Payless1
Caribou Coffee1Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears1
Express1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx8Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
GNC1Subway7
GameStop1Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile5
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Hobby Lobby1U.S. Cellular2
Holiday Inn2UPS17
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's4Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York4Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Village Inn1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Ames, IA


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