Ames, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 246 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.6%
Males: 120  (49.0%)
Females: 126  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 73718

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,120 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Ames:

$48,120
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,922 (it was $12,566 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,025 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Ames:

$48,025
OK:

$116,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $536.

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  • Races in Ames, OK (2010)

    Ames races chart
    • 22292.9%White alone
    • 125.0%Two or more races
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ames: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.7%), English (19.9%), Irish (14.5%), United States (13.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1226 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 834 people per square mile   (low).

Ames, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Ames:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ames town:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,202 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $300 (0.8%)

Ames satellite photo by USGS

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

Ames household income distribution Ames home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-23.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (38%)
  • Construction (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Information (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (38%)
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (2%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Average climate in Ames, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ames, Oklahoma average temperatures Ames, Oklahoma average precipitation Ames, Oklahoma humidity Ames, Oklahoma wind speed Ames, Oklahoma snowfall Ames, Oklahoma sunshine Ames, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Ames 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 the city 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 Ames 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 (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: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2

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

City:

6.96
U.S.:

6.58

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Ames compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Ames travel time to work - commute Ames mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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 2012)
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 3$775
Firefighters 0$0 17$250
Sewerage 0$0 1$900
Totals for Government 0$0 21$1,925

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($60.98)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $71,000 ($288.62)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($162.60)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($36.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($8.13)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $73,000 ($296.75)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($20.33)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($12.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($8.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,000 ($174.80)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($73.17)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($28.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($146.34)
    Rents: $6,000 ($24.39)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($77.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($93.50)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($16.26)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($12.20)
    All Other: $3,000 ($12.20)
    Highways: $2,000 ($8.13)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,000 ($178.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($24.39)
    NEC: $3,000 ($12.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,000 ($276.42)

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, OK  1.36% ($32,917 average AGI)
from Blaine County, OK  0.91% ($38,083)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, OK  1.88% ($34,420 average AGI)
to Blaine County, OK  0.41% ($30,727)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.41% ($18,273)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $2,123,000Total costs
  • 1,200Total average daily traffic
  • 36Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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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