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The unemployment rate in Ames, Iowa, is 3.20%, with job growth of 1.80%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.40%.

Ames, Iowa Taxes
Ames, Iowa,sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 7.92%.

Ames, Iowa Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $24,082, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $42,373.

  ECONOMYAmes, IowaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  3.20%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  1.80%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  40.40%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  7.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  7.92%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $24,082$28,555
  Household Income  $42,373$53,482
  Family Median Income  $80,977$65,443
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting  1.49%1.35%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction  0.08%0.61%
  Construction  3.97%6.19%
  Manufacturing  8.87%10.41%
  Wholesale trade  0.84%2.72%
  Retail trade  10.62%11.55%
  Transportation and warehousing  1.65%4.11%
  Utilities  00
  Information  1.86%2.12%
  Finance and insurance  2.26%4.69%
  Real estate, rental, leasing  0.88%1.89%
  Professional, scientific, technical services  5.51%6.68%
  Management of companies  0.00%0.08%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs  1.58%4.27%
  Educational services  30.33%9.34%
  Health care and social assistance  11.24%13.81%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation  1.64%2.16%
  Accommodation, food services  10.18%7.44%
  Other services  3.16%4.94%
  Public administration  3.71%4.80%
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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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