The unemployment rate in Ames Metro Area is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames Metro Area's cost of living is 11.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Ames metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, the Ames metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 57.2% to 39.9%. More Voting Stats
Ames Metro Area's population is 124,514 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Ames Metro Area is Real Estate: $222,900
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%.
Ames Metro Area public schools spend $12,962 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Ames Metro Area. More Education