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Ames, IA (Iowa) Houses and Residents

Ames,IA index of house prices

Total population: 63,266 (Urban population: 49,979, Rural population: 677 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 18,709 (18,045 occupied: 10,243 owner occupied, 15,150 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

29%

Housing density: 868 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $512,639.

Median contract rent in 2015: $532 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $640)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $822


Median gross rent in Ames, IA in 2015: $600

Housing units in Ames with a mortgage: 5,078 (350 second mortgage, 754 home equity loan, 61 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,069

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $98,243

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,686

Median monthly housing costs: $872


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Ames, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $187,700 (it was $125,300 in 2000)
Ames:

$187,700
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,600 - $264,900
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1992

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,522
  • In family households: 26,109 (7,067 male householders, 1,907 female householders)
    7,575 spouses, 8,205 children (7,699 natural, 273 adopted, 233 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 306 brothers or sisters, 105 parents, 226 other relatives, 593 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,413 (4,658 male householders (2,385 living alone)), 4,434 female householders (2,795 living alone)), 6,321 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,134 (189 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,476 2-persons, 1,951 3-persons, 1,728 4-persons, 618 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,180 1-person, 2,323 2-persons, 1,009 3-persons, 396 4-persons, 137 5-persons, 47 6-persons.

5,975 married couples with children.
1,112 single-parent households (206 men, 906 women).

87.1% of residents of Ames speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 5,204 (10.3%)
(15.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ames, Iowa:

  • 19no bedroom
  • 1981 bedroom
  • 1,6452 bedrooms
  • 4,0453 bedrooms
  • 1,9704 bedrooms
  • 4495+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ames population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ames, Iowa:

  • 684no bedroom
  • 2,7971 bedroom
  • 4,1072 bedrooms
  • 1,6073 bedrooms
  • 3774 bedrooms
  • 1475+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ames population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Ames in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 108no vehicle
  • 2,2901 vehicle
  • 4,3372 vehicles
  • 1,2603 vehicles
  • 2454 vehicles
  • 865+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Ames population

Cars and other vehicles available in Ames in renter-occupied apartments

  • 897no vehicle
  • 4,2941 vehicle
  • 3,1182 vehicles
  • 9483 vehicles
  • 2964 vehicles
  • 1665+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Ames population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ames, Iowa:

  • 121 room
  • 702 rooms
  • 1993 rooms
  • 6774 rooms
  • 1,0195 rooms
  • 1,7856 rooms
  • 1,5447 rooms
  • 1,3418 rooms
  • 1,6799+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ames population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ames, Iowa:

  • 5921 room
  • 1,1902 rooms
  • 2,0753 rooms
  • 3,0584 rooms
  • 1,5505 rooms
  • 6026 rooms
  • 3407 rooms
  • 1858 rooms
  • 1279+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ames population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Ames, IA household income distribution

  • Ames, IA household income distribution
  • 2,100Less than $10,000
  • 1,450$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,458$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,469$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,144$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,157$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,033$35,000 to $39,999
  • 872$40,000 to $44,999
  • 790$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,569$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,638$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,646$75,000 to $99,999
  • 741$100,000 to $124,999
  • 391$125,000 to $149,999
  • 294$150,000 to $199,999
  • 314$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Ames, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Ames, IA
  • 140Less than $10,000
  • 85$10,000 to $14,999
  • 111$15,000 to $19,999
  • 51$20,000 to $24,999
  • 276$25,000 to $29,999
  • 122$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 73$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 39$70,000 to $79,999
  • 107$80,000 to $89,999
  • 93$90,000 to $99,999
  • 789$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,530$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,310$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,309$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,799$200,000 to $249,999
  • 674$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,078$300,000 to $399,999
  • 546$400,000 to $499,999
  • 191$500,000 to $749,999
  • 43$750,000 to $999,999
  • 7$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 7$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Ames, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Ames, IA
  • 131$200 to $249
  • 75$250 to $299
  • 214$300 to $349
  • 420$350 to $399
  • 336$400 to $449
  • 754$450 to $499
  • 191$500 to $549
  • 353$550 to $599
  • 1,566$600 to $649
  • 1,196$650 to $699
  • 1,110$700 to $749
  • 1,899$750 to $799
  • 2,551$800 to $899
  • 677$900 to $999
  • 1,239$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,249$1,250 to $1,499
  • 211$1,500 to $1,999
  • 146$2,000 to $2,499
  • 86$2,500 to $2,999
  • 746No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,2521995 to March 2000
  • 7391990 to 1994
  • 3591985 to 1989
  • 3641980 to 1984
  • 1481975 to 1979
  • 871970 to 1974
  • 961965 to 1969
  • 159Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Ames population
Ames commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,712
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,031
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,628
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,399
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,838
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 379
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 951
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 260
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 443
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,219
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 312
  • 90 or more minutes: 229
Ames, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.1%
Number of people working at home: 896 (3.2% of all workers)

Ames mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 18,507 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 2,588 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,709 (6%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 716 (3%)
  • Walked: 3,740 (13%)
  • Other means: 99 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 896 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 12,779
 Other groups: 6,037
 Irish: 3,462
 Norwegian: 3,358
 English: 2,899
 United States or American: 1,573
 Swedish: 1,340
 Dutch: 1,114
 Scottish: 778
 Italian: 717
 Polish: 680
 European: 677
 Danish: 643
 Subsaharan African:: 627
 French (except Basque): 529
 Scotch-Irish: 430
 Czech: 409
 British: 253
 Arab:: 253
 Scandinavian: 252
 African: 244
 Russian: 202
 Czechoslovakian: 199
 Sudanese: 147
 Swiss: 146
 Welsh: 143
 Northern European: 141
 Greek: 133
 Arab/Arabic: 113
 French Canadian: 104
 Nigerian: 101
 Finnish: 85
 Turkish: 69
 Austrian: 61
 Lithuanian: 61
 Ukrainian: 60
 Romanian: 52
 Belgian: 50
 Serbian: 48
 Lebanese: 43
 Canadian: 43
 Portuguese: 41
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 38
 Iranian: 37
 Luxemburger: 35
 Slovak: 34
 Yugoslavian: 34
 Eastern European: 32
 Australian: 32
 Hungarian: 31
 Kenyan: 30
 South African: 28
 Other Arab: 27
 Ghanian: 24
 Syrian: 23
 Icelander: 23
 Guyanese: 20
 Croatian: 20
 Other Subsaharan African: 19
 Pennsylvania German: 19
 Ethiopian: 18
 Jordanian: 18
 Armenian: 17
 Haitian: 14
 Maltese: 12
 Palestinian: 11
 Egyptian: 11
 British West Indian: 10
 Bahamian: 8
 Latvian: 8
 Brazilian: 7
 Iraqi: 7
 Zairian: 6
 Slavic: 6
 Jamaican: 6
 Zimbabwean: 5
 Ugandan: 5
 Basque: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 14%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 12%Korea
  • 9%India
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%Taiwan
  • 4%Indonesia
  • 3%Malaysia

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29,790
  • Northeast: 1,535
  • Midwest: 9,961
  • South: 1,837
  • West: 1,990

31% of Ames residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Iowa.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 36
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 21
  • 5th and 6th grade: 30
  • 7th and 8th grade: 157
  • 9th grade: 41
  • 10th grade: 54
  • 11th grade: 51
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 74
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,031
  • Less than 1 year of college: 442
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,691
  • Associate degree: 579
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,480
  • Master's degree: 1,776
  • Professional school degree: 286
  • Doctorate degree: 1,739

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 21
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 207
  • 9th grade: 65
  • 10th grade: 78
  • 11th grade: 61
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 150
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,787
  • Less than 1 year of college: 459
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,698
  • Associate degree: 735
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,516
  • Master's degree: 1,845
  • Professional school degree: 189
  • Doctorate degree: 607

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 21.8%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 14.7%Males
  • 4.0%Females
Ames marital status for males
Ames marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,050
  • One, attached: 1,214
  • Two: 1,180
  • 3 or 4: 1,358
  • 5 to 9: 1,613
  • 10 to 19: 1,835
  • 20 to 49: 1,929
  • 50 or more: 713
  • Mobile homes: 817

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,200

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Ames:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 96.1%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 71.5%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 236
Here:

7.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 291
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

25.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)