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Based on the data from 2000 / 2015 when the population of Ames, Iowa was 50,731 / 65,052

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Educational services30.7%
(8,876)
29.1%
(4,544)
32.6%
(4,332)
Accommodation and food services8.2%
(2,360)
7.7%
(1,207)
8.7%
(1,153)
Health care6.4%
(1,847)
3.0%
(465)
10.4%
(1,382)
Professional, scientific, and technical services6.0%
(1,729)
7.5%
(1,167)
4.2%
(562)
Public administration4.6%
(1,317)
4.6%
(724)
4.5%
(593)
Construction4.2%
(1,215)
6.3%
(989)
1.7%
(226)
Food and beverage stores3.4%
(990)
3.3%
(521)
3.5%
(469)
Administrative and support and waste management services2.7%
(779)
3.1%
(490)
2.2%
(289)
Finance and insurance2.4%
(688)
1.7%
(262)
3.2%
(426)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.0%
(587)
2.0%
(315)
2.0%
(272)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries2.0%
(573)
1.8%
(275)
2.2%
(298)
Social assistance1.9%
(558)
0.4%
(66)
3.7%
(492)
Department and other general merchandise stores1.9%
(553)
1.5%
(238)
2.4%
(315)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.9%
(538)
1.7%
(264)
2.1%
(274)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1.4%
(401)
2.2%
(336)
0.5%
(65)
Real estate and rental and leasing1.4%
(391)
1.5%
(237)
1.2%
(154)
Machinery1.3%
(386)
2.2%
(341)
0.3%
(45)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services1.1%
(331)
1.0%
(150)
1.4%
(181)
Food1.0%
(278)
1.0%
(153)
0.9%
(125)
Repair and maintenance0.9%
(268)
1.4%
(224)
0.3%
(44)
Personal and laundry services0.9%
(267)
0.1%
(23)
1.8%
(244)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.9%
(250)
1.4%
(213)
0.3%
(37)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.8%
(222)
1.1%
(166)
0.4%
(56)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers0.8%
(221)
1.2%
(187)
0.3%
(34)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.6%
(160)
0.6%
(95)
0.5%
(65)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.5%
(156)
0.3%
(45)
0.8%
(111)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.5%
(146)
0.8%
(117)
0.2%
(29)
Computer and electronic products0.5%
(140)
0.6%
(96)
0.3%
(44)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.5%
(138)
0.5%
(73)
0.5%
(65)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.5%
(136)
0.2%
(30)
0.8%
(106)
Printing and related support activities0.4%
(115)
0.3%
(48)
0.5%
(67)
Gasoline stations0.4%
(114)
0.3%
(49)
0.5%
(65)
Metal and metal products0.4%
(113)
0.7%
(107)
0.0%
(6)
Chemicals0.4%
(108)
0.4%
(61)
0.4%
(47)
U. S. Postal service0.4%
(107)
0.5%
(74)
0.2%
(33)
Utilities0.4%
(104)
0.5%
(80)
0.2%
(24)
Truck transportation0.3%
(94)
0.4%
(67)
0.2%
(27)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.3%
(89)
0.4%
(70)
0.1%
(19)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.3%
(88)
0.5%
(80)
0.1%
(8)
Other direct selling establishments0.3%
(83)
0.4%
(57)
0.2%
(26)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(82)
0.5%
(75)
0.1%
(7)
Transportation equipment0.3%
(81)
0.4%
(70)
0.1%
(11)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.3%
(80)
0.2%
(24)
0.4%
(56)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.3%
(76)
0.2%
(33)
0.3%
(43)
Book stores and news dealers0.3%
(76)
0.1%
(14)
0.5%
(62)
Farm supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(72)
0.3%
(42)
0.2%
(30)
Paper0.2%
(67)
0.3%
(45)
0.2%
(22)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.2%
(60)
0.2%
(29)
0.2%
(31)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.2%
(59)
0.3%
(41)
0.1%
(18)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(57)
0.4%
(57)
0.0%
(0)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(55)
0.2%
(37)
0.1%
(18)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.2%
(48)
0.3%
(40)
0.1%
(8)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(46)
0.2%
(31)
0.1%
(15)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(43)
0.3%
(43)
0.0%
(0)
Private households0.1%
(42)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(42)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(42)
0.3%
(42)
0.0%
(0)
Rail transportation0.1%
(39)
0.3%
(39)
0.0%
(0)
Music stores0.1%
(36)
0.2%
(31)
0.0%
(5)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1%
(29)
0.1%
(14)
0.1%
(15)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(28)
0.1%
(22)
0.0%
(6)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(27)
0.2%
(27)
0.0%
(0)
Warehousing and storage0.1%
(21)
0.1%
(21)
0.0%
(0)
Management of companies and enterprises0.1%
(20)
0.1%
(16)
0.0%
(4)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(18)
0.1%
(18)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(16)
0.1%
(16)
0.0%
(0)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations (%)

Most common occupations for males (%)

Most common occupations for females (%)

Most common occupations

Occupation

All

Males

Females

Postsecondary teachers10.2%
(2,937)
11.8%
(1,847)
8.2%
(1,090)
Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors4.2%
(1,206)
2.3%
(366)
6.3%
(840)
Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers4.0%
(1,155)
4.2%
(650)
3.8%
(505)
Computer specialists3.9%
(1,131)
5.8%
(897)
1.8%
(234)
Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors3.4%
(981)
3.6%
(569)
3.1%
(412)
Life and physical scientists3.2%
(926)
4.3%
(676)
1.9%
(250)
Secretaries and administrative assistants2.9%
(836)
0.4%
(65)
5.8%
(771)
Retail sales workers, except cashiers2.7%
(785)
2.1%
(332)
3.4%
(453)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.5%
(729)
2.8%
(442)
2.2%
(287)
Waiters and waitresses2.4%
(702)
1.1%
(172)
4.0%
(530)
Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives2.4%
(696)
0.9%
(134)
4.2%
(562)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations2.4%
(692)
3.0%
(472)
1.7%
(220)
Cashiers2.4%
(682)
1.6%
(251)
3.2%
(431)
Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations2.2%
(623)
1.5%
(239)
2.9%
(384)
Life, physical, and social science technicians2.1%
(607)
2.5%
(394)
1.6%
(213)
Engineers2.0%
(582)
3.2%
(497)
0.6%
(85)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers1.8%
(533)
2.2%
(343)
1.4%
(190)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing1.7%
(488)
2.4%
(370)
0.9%
(118)
Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school1.7%
(477)
0.5%
(75)
3.0%
(402)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers1.6%
(464)
1.3%
(207)
1.9%
(257)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors1.6%
(450)
2.7%
(418)
0.2%
(32)
Health technologists and technicians1.4%
(404)
0.9%
(139)
2.0%
(265)
Customer service representatives1.4%
(401)
0.9%
(148)
1.9%
(253)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists1.4%
(393)
0.6%
(88)
2.3%
(305)
Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses1.3%
(362)
1.3%
(202)
1.2%
(160)
Laborers and material movers, hand1.3%
(362)
2.3%
(362)
0.0%
(0)
Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors1.2%
(357)
1.5%
(231)
0.9%
(126)
Child care workers1.2%
(346)
0.1%
(18)
2.5%
(328)
Other production occupations, including supervisors1.2%
(345)
1.3%
(210)
1.0%
(135)
Media and communications workers1.2%
(343)
1.2%
(184)
1.2%
(159)
Agricultural workers, including supervisors1.1%
(329)
1.5%
(236)
0.7%
(93)
Registered nurses1.0%
(289)
0.2%
(27)
2.0%
(262)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers1.0%
(280)
1.1%
(176)
0.8%
(104)
Top executives1.0%
(279)
1.3%
(198)
0.6%
(81)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.9%
(272)
0.1%
(16)
1.9%
(256)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.9%
(257)
1.1%
(169)
0.7%
(88)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers0.9%
(252)
1.5%
(230)
0.2%
(22)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.8%
(244)
1.1%
(175)
0.5%
(69)
Art and design workers0.8%
(238)
0.7%
(114)
0.9%
(124)
Accountants and auditors0.8%
(236)
0.8%
(119)
0.9%
(117)
Carpenters0.8%
(217)
1.4%
(211)
0.0%
(6)
Other protective service workers, including supervisors0.7%
(214)
0.9%
(148)
0.5%
(66)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides0.7%
(203)
0.2%
(31)
1.3%
(172)
Other healthcare support occupations0.7%
(199)
0.4%
(64)
1.0%
(135)
Operations specialties managers, except financial managers0.7%
(191)
0.9%
(137)
0.4%
(54)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.6%
(182)
0.5%
(71)
0.8%
(111)
Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks0.6%
(179)
0.1%
(18)
1.2%
(161)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.6%
(178)
0.5%
(73)
0.8%
(105)
Religious workers0.6%
(171)
0.7%
(106)
0.5%
(65)
Construction laborers0.6%
(170)
0.9%
(147)
0.2%
(23)
Assemblers and fabricators0.6%
(168)
0.9%
(146)
0.2%
(22)
Teachers, secondary school0.5%
(151)
0.3%
(41)
0.8%
(110)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers0.5%
(146)
0.9%
(146)
0.0%
(0)
Metal workers and plastic workers0.5%
(140)
0.9%
(135)
0.0%
(5)
Food processing workers0.5%
(138)
0.6%
(86)
0.4%
(52)
Social scientists and related workers0.5%
(135)
0.5%
(79)
0.4%
(56)
Financial managers0.5%
(130)
0.4%
(66)
0.5%
(64)
Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers0.4%
(122)
0.8%
(122)
0.0%
(0)
Other financial specialists0.4%
(120)
0.4%
(58)
0.5%
(62)
Farmers and farm managers0.4%
(112)
0.7%
(107)
0.0%
(5)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.4%
(104)
0.6%
(99)
0.0%
(5)
Personal appearance workers0.4%
(104)
0.1%
(9)
0.7%
(95)
Printing workers0.3%
(101)
0.3%
(40)
0.5%
(61)
Bus drivers0.3%
(92)
0.5%
(75)
0.1%
(17)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.3%
(92)
0.4%
(68)
0.2%
(24)
Therapists0.3%
(88)
0.1%
(21)
0.5%
(67)
Law enforcement workers, including supervisors0.3%
(85)
0.5%
(78)
0.1%
(7)
Electricians0.3%
(76)
0.5%
(76)
0.0%
(0)
Physicians and surgeons0.3%
(73)
0.2%
(38)
0.3%
(35)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.2%
(54)
0.1%
(12)
0.3%
(42)
Other transportation occupations0.2%
(51)
0.3%
(43)
0.1%
(8)
Other material moving workers, except laborers0.2%
(49)
0.2%
(38)
0.1%
(11)
Lawyers0.1%
(43)
0.2%
(35)
0.1%
(8)
Painters and paperhangers0.1%
(42)
0.3%
(42)
0.0%
(0)
Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers0.1%
(42)
0.2%
(35)
0.1%
(7)
Rail and water transportation workers0.1%
(39)
0.3%
(39)
0.0%
(0)
Mathematical science occupations0.1%
(36)
0.2%
(30)
0.0%
(6)
Plant and system operators0.1%
(35)
0.2%
(35)
0.0%
(0)
Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors0.1%
(34)
0.2%
(34)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers0.1%
(31)
0.1%
(16)
0.1%
(15)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.1%
(29)
0.2%
(29)
0.0%
(0)
Woodworkers0.1%
(25)
0.2%
(25)
0.0%
(0)
Other construction workers and helpers0.1%
(19)
0.1%
(19)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Ames

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2015
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.1%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.1%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • 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
Unemployment in 2015:
Ames:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.3%
Unemployment in 2014:
Ames:

2.7%
Iowa:

4.4%
Unemployment in 2013:
Ames:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.8%
Unemployment in 2012:
Ames:

3.3%
Iowa:

5.0%
Unemployment in 2011:
Ames:

3.6%
Iowa:

5.6%
Unemployment in 2010:
Ames:

3.7%
Iowa:

6.0%
Unemployment in 2009:
Ames:

4.2%
Iowa:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2008:
Ames:

2.9%
Iowa:

4.2%
Unemployment in 2007:
Ames:

2.5%
Iowa:

3.7%
Unemployment in 2006:
Ames:

2.3%
Iowa:

3.7%
Unemployment in 2005:
Ames:

2.7%
Iowa:

4.3%
Unemployment in 2004:
Ames:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.5%
Unemployment in 2003:
Ames:

3.2%
Iowa:

4.5%
Unemployment in 2002:
Ames:

2.9%
Iowa:

4.0%
Unemployment in 2001:
Ames:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%
Unemployment in 2000:
Ames:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.6%
Unemployment in 1999:
Ames:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.6%
Unemployment in 1998:
Ames:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.7%
Unemployment in 1997:
Ames:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.1%
Unemployment in 1996:
Ames:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.5%
Unemployment in 1995:
Ames:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.4%
Unemployment in 1994:
Ames:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.5%
Unemployment in 1993:
Ames:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.0%
Unemployment in 1992:
Ames:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.5%
Unemployment in 1991:
Ames:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%
Unemployment in 1990:
Ames:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Ames:

2.6% (860)
Iowa:

5.0% (75,644)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Ames:

0.9% (294)
Iowa:

4.1% (61,899)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Ames:

3.1% (1,016)
Iowa:

5.4% (80,964)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Ames:

4.4% (1,428)
Iowa:

8.6% (129,201)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Ames:

9.8% (3,191)
Iowa:

11.5% (173,546)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Ames:

11.0% (3,560)
Iowa:

14.5% (219,225)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Ames:

16.9% (5,494)
Iowa:

15.5% (233,493)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Ames:

8.2% (2,648)
Iowa:

8.5% (128,077)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Ames:

5.7% (1,846)
Iowa:

3.7% (56,263)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Ames:

9.1% (2,940)
Iowa:

3.8% (58,085)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Ames:

7.5% (2,442)
Iowa:

2.2% (33,304)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Ames:

2.1% (693)
Iowa:

1.2% (18,024)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Ames:

10.0% (3,239)
Iowa:

8.0% (121,501)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Ames:

8.7% (2,830)
Iowa:

8.0% (121,354)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Ames:

1.5% (423)
Iowa:

3.2% (47,736)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Ames:

0.7% (198)
Iowa:

2.9% (42,797)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Ames:

2.0% (563)
Iowa:

4.6% (68,195)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Ames:

3.1% (881)
Iowa:

7.5% (110,529)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Ames:

7.2% (2,039)
Iowa:

11.2% (164,470)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Ames:

11.0% (3,116)
Iowa:

14.2% (208,547)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Ames:

19.8% (5,608)
Iowa:

17.7% (260,172)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Ames:

10.7% (3,034)
Iowa:

8.3% (121,843)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Ames:

5.8% (1,650)
Iowa:

3.6% (53,363)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Ames:

8.1% (2,289)
Iowa:

3.6% (53,533)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Ames:

3.4% (971)
Iowa:

1.7% (25,691)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Ames:

1.9% (539)
Iowa:

0.9% (13,464)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Ames:

10.1% (2,866)
Iowa:

8.0% (117,038)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Ames:

11.4% (3,224)
Iowa:

7.7% (112,601)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    5.2% (819)
    Iowa:

    6.5% (52,198)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    0.9% (139)
    Iowa:

    5.0% (39,812)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    2.6% (406)
    Iowa:

    6.3% (50,036)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    7.1% (1,127)
    Iowa:

    10.9% (86,645)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    10.8% (1,706)
    Iowa:

    12.7% (101,637)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    11.4% (1,806)
    Iowa:

    14.0% (112,051)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    17.4% (2,742)
    Iowa:

    12.7% (101,421)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    6.6% (1,048)
    Iowa:

    7.1% (56,764)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    5.5% (871)
    Iowa:

    2.8% (21,969)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    7.5% (1,189)
    Iowa:

    3.3% (26,001)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    9.4% (1,477)
    Iowa:

    1.9% (15,267)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    0.9% (146)
    Iowa:

    1.0% (7,788)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    5.9% (929)
    Iowa:

    7.6% (60,573)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Ames:

    8.8% (1,385)
    Iowa:

    8.3% (65,868)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    0.2% (41)
    Iowa:

    3.3% (23,446)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    0.9% (155)
    Iowa:

    3.1% (22,087)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    3.7% (610)
    Iowa:

    4.3% (30,928)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    1.8% (301)
    Iowa:

    6.0% (42,556)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    8.9% (1,485)
    Iowa:

    10.1% (71,909)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    10.5% (1,754)
    Iowa:

    15.0% (107,174)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    16.5% (2,752)
    Iowa:

    18.5% (132,072)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    9.6% (1,600)
    Iowa:

    10.0% (71,313)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    5.8% (975)
    Iowa:

    4.8% (34,294)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    10.5% (1,751)
    Iowa:

    4.5% (32,084)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    5.8% (965)
    Iowa:

    2.5% (18,037)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    3.3% (547)
    Iowa:

    1.4% (10,236)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    13.8% (2,310)
    Iowa:

    8.6% (60,928)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Ames:

    8.7% (1,445)
    Iowa:

    7.8% (55,486)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.1%
Number of people working at home: 896 (3.2% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,028 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,997 (81.3%)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Ames:

84.2% (1,448)
Iowa:

60.2% (9,050)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Ames:

87.8% (22,539)
Iowa:

81.8% (1,133,018)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Ames:

14.0% (241)
Iowa:

22.4% (3,361)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Ames:

5.5% (1,413)
Iowa:

11.2% (155,193)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Ames:

1.0% (17)
Iowa:

7.5% (1,131)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Ames:

4.7% (1,202)
Iowa:

3.5% (48,782)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Ames:

0.8% (14)
Iowa:

9.8% (1,479)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Ames:

2.1% (527)
Iowa:

3.5% (47,965)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%)

Working at home in 2015 - Ames

Working at home in 2015 - Iowa

Less than 5 minutes:
Ames:

3.1% (1,317)
Iowa:

7.1% (107,897)
5 to 9 minutes:
Ames:

15.2% (6,466)
Iowa:

17.4% (262,132)
10 to 14 minutes:
Ames:

26.0% (11,060)
Iowa:

18.4% (277,835)
15 to 19 minutes:
Ames:

21.7% (9,201)
Iowa:

17.3% (261,742)
20 to 24 minutes:
Ames:

11.3% (4,797)
Iowa:

13.9% (209,920)
25 to 29 minutes:
Ames:

4.9% (2,076)
Iowa:

5.8% (86,905)
30 to 34 minutes:
Ames:

8.9% (3,798)
Iowa:

9.0% (136,160)
35 to 39 minutes:
Ames:

1.9% (794)
Iowa:

1.9% (28,059)
40 to 44 minutes:
Ames:

2.0% (840)
Iowa:

2.0% (30,703)
45 to 59 minutes:
Ames:

3.2% (1,352)
Iowa:

3.7% (56,073)
60 to 89 minutes:
Ames:

1.0% (432)
Iowa:

2.2% (33,596)
90 or more minutes:
Ames:

0.9% (363)
Iowa:

1.3% (19,580)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Ames

Working at home in 2000 - Iowa

Less than 5 minutes:
Ames:

6.1% (1,712)
Iowa:

6.8% (100,616)
5 to 9 minutes:
Ames:

24.8% (7,031)
Iowa:

18.5% (271,589)
10 to 14 minutes:
Ames:

30.5% (8,628)
Iowa:

19.3% (283,804)
15 to 19 minutes:
Ames:

15.5% (4,399)
Iowa:

16.0% (234,745)
20 to 24 minutes:
Ames:

6.5% (1,838)
Iowa:

12.5% (183,539)
25 to 29 minutes:
Ames:

1.3% (379)
Iowa:

4.6% (67,775)
30 to 34 minutes:
Ames:

3.4% (951)
Iowa:

7.6% (111,454)
35 to 39 minutes:
Ames:

0.9% (260)
Iowa:

1.5% (22,220)
40 to 44 minutes:
Ames:

1.6% (443)
Iowa:

1.7% (24,880)
45 to 59 minutes:
Ames:

4.3% (1,219)
Iowa:

3.4% (49,913)
60 to 89 minutes:
Ames:

1.1% (312)
Iowa:

2.0% (28,703)
90 or more minutes:
Ames:

0.8% (229)
Iowa:

1.4% (20,741)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    3.7% (848)
    Iowa:

    6.9% (55,570)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    15.3% (3,451)
    Iowa:

    16.4% (131,439)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    23.2% (5,257)
    Iowa:

    17.7% (141,879)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    19.4% (4,391)
    Iowa:

    17.0% (136,375)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    12.8% (2,897)
    Iowa:

    13.9% (111,236)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    4.2% (949)
    Iowa:

    5.5% (44,166)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    11.6% (2,627)
    Iowa:

    10.0% (79,919)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    1.8% (397)
    Iowa:

    1.8% (14,817)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    2.6% (581)
    Iowa:

    2.2% (17,397)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    3.1% (712)
    Iowa:

    4.2% (34,044)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    1.4% (313)
    Iowa:

    2.7% (21,386)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Ames:

    0.8% (192)
    Iowa:

    1.6% (12,893)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    2.4% (469)
    Iowa:

    7.4% (52,327)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    15.2% (3,015)
    Iowa:

    18.4% (130,693)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    29.2% (5,803)
    Iowa:

    19.2% (135,956)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    24.2% (4,810)
    Iowa:

    17.7% (125,367)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    9.6% (1,900)
    Iowa:

    13.9% (98,684)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    5.7% (1,127)
    Iowa:

    6.0% (42,739)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    5.9% (1,171)
    Iowa:

    7.9% (56,241)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    2.0% (397)
    Iowa:

    1.9% (13,242)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    1.3% (259)
    Iowa:

    1.9% (13,306)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    3.2% (640)
    Iowa:

    3.1% (22,029)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    0.6% (119)
    Iowa:

    1.7% (12,210)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Ames:

    0.9% (171)
    Iowa:

    0.9% (6,687)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Ames

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Iowa

Drove car alone:
Ames:

72.7% (30,464)
Iowa:

80.9% (1,273,415)
Carpooled:
Ames:

7.1% (2,984)
Iowa:

8.7% (136,578)
Bus or trolley bus:
Ames:

6.9% (2,885)
Iowa:

1.3% (21,035)
Ferryboat:
Ames:

0.0% (12)
Iowa:

0.0% (149)
Bicycle:
Ames:

2.3% (969)
Iowa:

0.6% (9,042)
Walked:
Ames:

8.0% (3,364)
Iowa:

3.4% (54,028)
Other means:
Ames:

0.4% (185)
Iowa:

1.0% (16,071)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Ames

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Iowa

Drove car alone:
Ames:

65.4% (18,507)
Iowa:

78.6% (1,155,008)
Carpooled:
Ames:

9.1% (2,588)
Iowa:

10.8% (158,699)
Bus or trolley bus:
Ames:

6.0% (1,709)
Iowa:

0.9% (13,917)
Taxicab:
Ames:

0.0% (11)
Iowa:

0.0% (730)
Motorcycle:
Ames:

0.1% (31)
Iowa:

0.1% (766)
Bicycle:
Ames:

2.5% (716)
Iowa:

0.4% (5,244)
Walked:
Ames:

13.2% (3,740)
Iowa:

4.0% (58,088)
Other means:
Ames:

0.3% (99)
Iowa:

0.5% (7,153)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Ames (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Iowa (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Ames:

    69.6% (15,156)
    Iowa:

    80.3% (668,702)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Ames:

    8.2% (1,789)
    Iowa:

    9.0% (75,039)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Ames:

    7.5% (1,636)
    Iowa:

    1.3% (10,915)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Ames:

    3.3% (712)
    Iowa:

    0.8% (7,041)
    Walked - Males:
    Ames:

    8.8% (1,916)
    Iowa:

    3.5% (28,957)
    Other means - Males:
    Ames:

    0.7% (144)
    Iowa:

    1.2% (10,250)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Ames (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2015Travel time to work - Iowa (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Ames:

    76.1% (15,339)
    Iowa:

    81.5% (604,713)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Ames:

    5.9% (1,196)
    Iowa:

    8.3% (61,539)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Ames:

    6.2% (1,252)
    Iowa:

    1.4% (10,120)
    Ferryboat - Females:
    Ames:

    0.1% (12)
    Iowa:

    0.0% (38)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Ames:

    1.3% (259)
    Iowa:

    0.3% (2,001)
    Walked - Females:
    Ames:

    7.2% (1,445)
    Iowa:

    3.4% (25,071)
    Other means - Females:
    Ames:

    0.2% (42)
    Iowa:

    0.8% (5,821)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Drove alone:
Ames:

87.7% (18,507)
Iowa:

87.9% (1,155,008)
In 2 person carpool:
Ames:

9.8% (2,076)
Iowa:

9.8% (128,891)
In 3 person carpool:
Ames:

1.3% (269)
Iowa:

1.4% (18,510)
In 4 person carpool:
Ames:

0.8% (162)
Iowa:

0.5% (6,602)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Ames:

0.1% (30)
Iowa:

0.2% (2,434)
In 7+ person carpool:
Ames:

0.2% (51)
Iowa:

0.2% (2,262)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Ames:

49.1% (14,176)
Iowa:

66.6% (992,122)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Ames:

1.7% (495)
Iowa:

3.0% (44,330)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Ames:

7.2% (2,089)
Iowa:

8.2% (121,940)
Local government workers:
Ames:

6.0% (1,731)
Iowa:

6.1% (90,430)
State government workers:
Ames:

28.7% (8,298)
Iowa:

5.8% (85,726)
Federal government workers:
Ames:

3.2% (919)
Iowa:

1.8% (27,176)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Ames:

3.8% (1,099)
Iowa:

8.2% (121,579)
Unpaid family workers:
Ames:

0.3% (76)
Iowa:

0.4% (6,513)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Ames:

51.3% (8,002)
Iowa:

69.4% (541,460)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Ames:

2.2% (343)
Iowa:

4.3% (33,311)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Ames:

5.1% (797)
Iowa:

4.4% (34,485)
Local government workers - Males:
Ames:

4.4% (683)
Iowa:

4.9% (37,971)
State government workers - Males:
Ames:

29.2% (4,557)
Iowa:

4.5% (35,484)
Federal government workers - Males:
Ames:

3.6% (561)
Iowa:

1.8% (14,242)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Ames:

3.8% (597)
Iowa:

10.3% (80,293)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Ames:

0.4% (57)
Iowa:

0.4% (3,416)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Ames:

46.5% (6,174)
Iowa:

63.5% (450,662)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Ames:

1.1% (152)
Iowa:

1.6% (11,019)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Ames:

9.7% (1,292)
Iowa:

12.3% (87,455)
Local government workers - Females:
Ames:

7.9% (1,048)
Iowa:

7.4% (52,459)
State government workers - Females:
Ames:

28.2% (3,741)
Iowa:

7.1% (50,242)
Federal government workers - Females:
Ames:

2.7% (358)
Iowa:

1.8% (12,934)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Ames:

3.8% (502)
Iowa:

5.8% (41,286)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Ames:

0.1% (19)
Iowa:

0.4% (3,097)
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