Ames, Iowa 

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Economy in Ames, Iowa

Ames has an unemployment rate of 2.2%. The US average is 3.7%.

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
  2.2%3.7%
  2.3%1.6%
  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%
  0.9%1.9%
  5.5%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  1.6%4.3%
  30.3%9.3%
  11.2%13.8%
  1.6%2.2%
  10.2%7.4%
  3.2%4.9%
  3.7%4.8%
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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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    ZIP CODES IN AMES, IOWA
    50010 50014 50012 50011

    NEW LISTINGS IN AMES
    $303,700
    5405 Rowling Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $249,900
    4015 Hyde Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 3

    $317,350
    5428 Rowling Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $299,379
    619 Dotson Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $362,808
    5905 McFarland Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 3

    $355,000
    414 Sunflower Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $774,000
    2341 210th St
    Bed 4 | Bath 4


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