Ames, Iowa 

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Economy in Ames, Iowa

Ames has an unemployment rate of 2.7%. The US average is 6.0%.

Ames has seen the job market increase by 2.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.0%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Ames
- The Sales Tax Rate for Ames is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Ames is 9.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Ames
- The average income of a Ames resident is $24,082 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Ames resident is $42,373 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYAmes, IowaUnited States
  2.7%6.0%
  -5.8%-6.2%
  34.0%33.5%
  7.0%6.2%
  7.4%4.6%
  $24,946$31,177
  $42,755$57,652
  $85,640$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  1.5%1.3%
  0.1%0.6%
  4.0%6.2%
  8.9%10.4%
  0.8%2.7%
  10.6%11.6%
  1.7%4.1%
  0.1%0.9%
  1.9%2.1%
  2.3%4.7%
Real estate, rental, leasing0.9%1.9%
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    Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews
    From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
    Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... Read More

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    Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
    Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... Read More

    Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
    Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... Read More


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