story County, Iowa 

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Population

95,888

+9.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$51,270

Median Home Price

$174,800

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

story, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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

Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately 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 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Story county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.2% to 39.9%. 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 . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Story. Home Appreciation is up 2.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Story is .

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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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