The unemployment rate in Ames is 2.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames's cost of living is 11.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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Story county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats
Ames's population is 65,005 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 13.4%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 16.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Ames is Real Estate: $183,400
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.0%.
Ames public schools spend $11,680 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Ames. More Education