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The 2016 Ames, Iowa, population is 65,060. There are 2,672 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Ames, Iowa

The median age is 23.5. The US median is 37.4. 33.71% of people in Ames, Iowa, are married. 4.46% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.25 people. 33.75% of people are married, with children. 7.22% have children, but are single.

Race in Ames, Iowa

82.04% of people are white, 3.26% are black, 8.87% are asian, 0.20% are native american, and 0.02% claim 'Other'.

3.20% of the people in Ames, Iowa, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 96.80% are non-hispanic).

  PEOPLEAmes, IowaUnited States
  Population  65,060321,418,820
  Population - 2010  57,343308,745,538
  Population - 2000  50,731285,036,114
  Population - 1990  47,198251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  37.85%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  28.25%12.76%
  Pop. Density  2,67291
  Land Area  243,531,905
  Water Area  0264,837
  Median Age  23.537.4
  Female Population  47.28%50.81%
  Male Population  52.72%49.19%
  White  82.04%62.77%
  Black  3.26%12.24%
  Asian  8.87%4.95%
  Native American  0.20%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.03%0.16%
  Other  0.02%0.20%
  Two or More Races  2.38%2.13%
  Hispanic  3.20%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  96.80%83.10%
  Households  23,566116,211,000
  Family Households  10,35076,958,100
  Non Family Households  13,21639,253,000
  Household Size  2.252.63
  Married Population  33.71%50.58%
  Single Population  66.30%49.42%
  Now Married  33.49%48.41%
  Married but Separated  0.22%2.17%
  Never Married  59.61%32.55%
  Widowed  2.22%5.95%
  Divorced  4.46%10.92%
  Married, w/children  33.75%31.68%
  Married, no children  51.36%41.44%
  Single, w/children  7.22%16.94%
  Single, no children  7.67%9.95%

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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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