Ames (zip 50012), Iowa 

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IOWA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

31,353

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,872,670

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Population

4,799

+18.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

1.5%

Best Places to Live in Ames (zip 50012), Iowa

College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 50012 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Steady employment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Outdoor recreation
-Low diversity
-Harsh winters


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
Country:
United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Ames
Zip Codes: Ames (zip 50012)
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ames (zip 50012) is 1.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames (zip 50012) jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames (zip 50012)'s cost of living is 12.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ames (zip 50012)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 50012 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Story county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ames (zip 50012)'s population is 4,799 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 18.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ames (zip 50012) is $174,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Ames (zip 50012) public schools spend $11,680 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Ames (zip 50012). More Education


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