Story County, Iowa 

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Population

96,021

32% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$51,270

Avg. Home Price

$170,300

United States / Iowa / No Metro Area / Story County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Story County, Iowa

College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Steady employment
-Cost of living
Cons
-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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Ames, Nevada, 15 total
Zip Codes: 50010, 50014, 50201, 50248, 50012, 50124, 50161, 50011, 50244, 50236, 17 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Story County is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Story County jobs have increased by 1.80%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Story County's cost of living is 4.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Story County's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Story County's population is 96,021 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.54%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Story County is $170,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.32%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Story County public schools spend $12,962 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Story County. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Story

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MAPS OF STORY COUNTY, IOWA
Story,Iowa County Map
ZIP CODES IN STORY COUNTY, IOWA
50010, 50014, 50201, 50248, 50012, 50124, 50161, 50011, 50244, 50236, 17 total