Story County, Iowa 

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IOWA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

29,451

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,666,889

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

95,888

+9.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

1.6%

Median Income

$51,270

Median Home Price

$174,800

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. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Story County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Steady employment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Outdoor recreation
-Low diversity
-Harsh winters

 $500,000 
3108 Almond Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2727 SqFt
 $449,950 
2021 Audubon Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1724 SqFt
 $215,000 
4207 Harris St
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1096 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Ames, Nevada, 15 total
Zip Codes: 50010, 50014, 50201, 50012, 50248, 50124, 50244, 50161, 50236, 50046, 17 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Story County is 1.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Story County jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Story County's cost of living is 11.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Story County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Story County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Story county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Story County's population is 95,888 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Story County is $174,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Story

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ZIP CODES IN STORY COUNTY, IOWA
50010, 50014, 50201, 50012, 50248, 50124, 50244, 50161, 50236, 50046, 17 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN STORY
$500,000
3108 Almond Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$449,950
2021 Audubon Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$215,000
4207 Harris St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$206,000
2204 Burnett Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$315,000
4702 Dover Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$214,000
1815 Northwestern Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$140,000
3303 West St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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