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Population in 2012: 244 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.6%
Males: 117  (48.0%)
Females: 127  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73718

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,549 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Ames:

$34,549
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,257

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,691 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Ames:

$48,691
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $64,713; Detached houses: $73,311; Mobile homes: $15,769

Median gross rent in 2012: $528.

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  • White alone - 222 (92.9%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (5.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ames: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (25.1%), German (22.7%), Irish (12.6%), United States (12.6%), Dutch (3.9%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1226 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ames:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ames town:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 23.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $296 (0.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.1%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-23.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (45%)
  • Construction (34%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)


Average climate in Ames, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 12 miles away; OKEENE, OK)

Political contributions by individuals in Ames, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ames:

  • Langston University (about 57 miles; Langston, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 58 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 10,514)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 58 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 58 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 60 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 64 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)

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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 that have no violations reported:

  • AMES (Population served: 199, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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:
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ames, OK

Ames compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ames travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ames town (based on Major County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.11%
Here72.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents31.0%14.4%12.3%10.1%8.7%
Congregations18.8%12.5%3.1%9.4%12.5%
NameChurch of the NazareneMennonite Church USA Mennonite Church of God in ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.6%4.0%3.7%2.2%6.8%
Congregations12.5%3.1%3.1%6.3%18.8%
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: 4
Major County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Major County:

27.3%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,740
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,740

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($61.48)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $71,000 ($290.98)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($163.93)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($36.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($8.20)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $73,000 ($299.18)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($20.49)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($12.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($8.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,000 ($176.23)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($73.77)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($28.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($147.54)
    Rents: $6,000 ($24.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($77.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($94.26)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($16.39)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($12.30)
    All Other: $3,000 ($12.30)
    Highways: $2,000 ($8.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,000 ($180.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($24.59)
    NEC: $3,000 ($12.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,000 ($278.69)

7.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

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:
from Garfield County, OK  1.96% ($32,365 average AGI)
from Blaine County, OK  0.68% ($30,778)
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.45% ($38,500)


7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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:
to Garfield County, OK  2.15% ($28,632 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.57% ($19,400)

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
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
  • Lat: 36.263361 Lon: -98.157000, Call Sign: WPIF574
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain
    Registrant: Atlas License Company, 1725a N. Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219, Phone: (317) 351-4865, Fax: (317) 351-4870, 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: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, 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: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, 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: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, 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: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/25/2015, Certifier: Jerry M Chastain
    Registrant: City Of Enid, 1500 W. Chestnut, Enid, OK 73703, Phone: (580) 234-0400, Fax: (580) 234-4001, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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