Ames, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 243 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.1%
Males: 117  (48.4%)
Females: 126  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip code: 73718

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,806 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Ames:

$39,806
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,851 (it was $12,566 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,599 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Ames:

$68,599
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,153; detached houses: $91,515; mobile homes: $16,834

Median gross rent in 2017: $794.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ames: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
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  • Races in Ames, OK (2010)
    • 22292.9%White alone
    • 125.0%Two or more races
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (30.4%), American (25.3%), European (3.8%), Cajun (2.5%), Czech (2.5%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1226 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 824 people per square mile   (low).

Ames, Oklahoma map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $559 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $425 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edmond, OK (57.4 miles , pop. 68,315).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (64.3 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (251.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Isabella, OK (2.9 miles),
Drummond, OK (3.0 miles ),
Ringwood, OK (3.1 miles ),
East Major, OK (3.1 miles ),
Meno, OK (3.1 miles),
Lahoma, OK (3.3 miles ),
Okeene, OK (3.4 miles ),
Waukomis, OK (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.25 N, Longitude: 98.19 W

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Ames, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ames, OK in 2017

Ames satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Most common industries in Ames, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.5%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Warehousing & storage (9.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Ames, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)

Average climate in Ames, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 48.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 6.96. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.96
U.S.:

5.56

Tornado activity:

Ames-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 159% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Ames town center killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/16/1965, a category F4 tornado 24.9 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ames-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.5 miles away from Ames center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from Ames center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Major County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Winds: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ames topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ames:

  • OKEENE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OKEENE, OK)
  • SUMMIT HEALTHCARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OKEENE, OK)
  • OKEENE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; OKEENE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ames:

  • Langston University (about 56 miles; Langston, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,075)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 58 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 13,790)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 58 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 58 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 60 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Oklahoma Christian University (about 60 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ames Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hajek Motorsports (Museums; RR 1 Box 106).

Major County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

AMES (Population served: 199, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.3%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ames:

Marital status in Ames, OK
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ames:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ames, OK (based on Major County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,85525
Mainline Protestant1,3859
Catholic531
None2,234-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Major County:

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Major County:

27.3%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ames:

45.2%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Ames:

27.6
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ames:

13.7%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ames:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ames:

24.8%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Ames:

54.1%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.9%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ames, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 0$0 17$250
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$900
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$775
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 21$1,925

Ames government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($144.03)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($131.69)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($28.81)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($16.46)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $24,000 ($98.77)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($94.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($74.07)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($69.96)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($69.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($24.69)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($20.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $34,000 ($139.92)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($20.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($94.65)

Ames government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($86.42)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($45.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($16.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($82.30)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.23)
    Rents: $1,000 ($4.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($115.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000 ($234.57)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($28.81)
    Highways: $2,000 ($8.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $77,000 ($316.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($32.92)

Ames government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $434,000 ($1786.01)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ames:

  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGWA (960 AM; 1 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KTOK (1000 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ames:

  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLS (95.7 FM; LAHOMA, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFM (103.1 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • K202BY (88.3 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K208BV (89.5 FM; ENID, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KBVV (91.1 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: ENID EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUNDATION)
  • K212EL (90.3 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ames:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • K45EJ (Channel 45; ENID, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY COMPANY)
  • KXOK-LP (Channel 32; ENID, OK; Owner: MEDIA MANICS INCORPORATED)
  • KOKQ-LP (Channel 50; GLENCOE, OK; Owner: WELLSPRINGS TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.7mTotal length
  • $6,924,000Total costs
  • 3,475Total average daily traffic
  • 234Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,220Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ames)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 36.263361 Lon: -98.157000, Call Sign: WPIF574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/25/2025, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: City Of Enid, 1500 West Poplar Ave, Enid, OK 73701, Phone: (580) 616-7337, Fax: (580) 249-4020, Email:
  • 4.75 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.281139 Lon: -98.104222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIF575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/25/2025, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: City Of Enid, 410 W Owen K Garriott, Enid, OK 73702, Phone: (580) 234-0400, Fax: (580) 249-4020, Email:
  • 4.25 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.296972 Lon: -98.122556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIF578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/25/2025, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: City Of Enid, 410 W Owen K Garriott, Enid, OK 73702, Phone: (580) 234-0400, Fax: (580) 249-4020, Email:
  • 1 Mi Ssw (Lat: 36.266139 Lon: -98.177556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIF579,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/1995, Expiration Date: 08/25/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2000, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: M Porter National License
  • 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.245861 Lon: -98.213389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIF580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/25/2025, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: City Of Enid, 410 W Owen K Garriott, Enid, OK 73702, Phone: (580) 234-0400, Fax: (580) 249-4020, Email:
  • 1.75 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.229750 Lon: -98.210611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIF581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/25/2025, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain, Registrant: City Of Enid, 1500 W. Chestnut, Enid, OK 73703, Phone: (580) 234-0400, Fax: (580) 234-4001, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Ames Comm Tower, Alongside N 2720 Road (Lat: 36.263722 Lon: -98.156583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.4 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQSI224,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2013, Expiration Date: 09/23/2023, Certifier: John Simino, Registrant: Intelpath, 16 W 575 79th St., #102, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ames, OK
  • 58.0%Utility gas
  • 38.3%Electricity
  • 3.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ames, OK
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity


Ames compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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