Ames Metro Area, Iowa 

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Population

95,888

+9.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

1.6%

Median Income

$51,270

Median Home Price

$174,300

United States / Iowa / Ames Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Ames Metro Area, Iowa

College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Steady employment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Outdoor recreation
-Low diversity
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Ames, IA
 $187,900 
5319 Rowling Dr # W51S70
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1229 SqFt
 $187,900 
5319 Rowling Dr # W51S70
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1229 SqFt
 $207,900 
5319 Rowling Dr # UX3NKS
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 | 1648 SqFt
 $197,900 
5319 Rowling Dr # SXSHIK
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1257 SqFt

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.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County:
Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Ames, Nevada, 14 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 Ames Metro Area is 1.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.26%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames Metro Area's cost of living is 6.20% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ames Metro Area's Cost of Living

VOTING
The Ames metro area voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ames Metro Area's population is 95,888 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.47%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ames Metro Area is $174,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.84%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Ames Metro Area

SCHOOLS
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


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ZIP CODES IN AMES METRO AREA, IOWA
50010, 50014, 50201, 50012, 50248, 50124, 50244, 50161, 50236, 50046, 17 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN AMES IA
$187,900
5319 Rowling Dr # W51S70
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$207,900
5319 Rowling Dr # UX3NKS
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

$197,900
5319 Rowling Dr # SXSHIK
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$164,900
3901 Ontario St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$174,900
2018 Ferndale Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$179,900
1723 Wilson Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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