Ames (zip 50014), Iowa 

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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

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
City: Ames
Zip Codes: Ames (zip 50014)
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 921 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ames (zip 50014) is 3.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames (zip 50014) jobs have increased by 1.80%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames (zip 50014)'s cost of living is 1.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Ames (zip 50014)'s Cost of Living
POPULATION
Ames (zip 50014)'s population is 28,398 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.54%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ames (zip 50014) is $189,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.83%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Ames (zip 50014) 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 50014). Learn More...

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