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-College-town amenities
-Steady employment
-Cost of living


-Outdoor recreation
-Low diversity
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Ames Metro Area

Home to land-grant Iowa State University, Ames is a pleasant college town a short distance north of Des Moines along I-35. Downtown is typical of most small college towns, clean, attractive and containing a variety of independent small businesses. The economic base is steady, anchored by the university and other state agencies and an assortment of mostly agricultural, pharmaceutical and biotech-related manufacturing and research facilities for companies like 3M, BASF, Ball Plastics and Boehringer Ingleheim.


College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Slater
Zip Codes: 50244
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Slater

    The unemployment rate in Slater is 3.20 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Slater jobs have Increased by 1.80 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Slater's cost of living is 8.70% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Slater's Cost of Living
    Slater's population is 1,506 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.77 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Slater is $145,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.93%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Slater public schools spend $10,044 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Slater. Learn more...

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