For population 25 years and over in Ames:
For population 15 years and over in Ames town:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (0.9%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-23.2%).
Average climate in Ames, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ames-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 285% 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Ames center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 5.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Ames center
On 10/30/2008 at 16:25:00, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Major County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ames:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ames:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Ames that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Ames compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ames town (based on Major County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.11%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Ames government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):
Ames government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):
Ames government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):
7.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,571 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,942 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $2,123,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 36
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,200
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ames)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: