Ames (zip 50014), Iowa 

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Population

30,123

+7.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.7%

Median Income

$36,909

Median Home Price

$169,900

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Best Places to Live in Ames (zip 50014), Iowa

College town - Central Iowa, 25 miles north of Des Moines. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 50014 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Ames, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Story County
Metro Area: Ames Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 2.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ames (zip 50014) jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ames (zip 50014)'s cost of living is 12.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ames (zip 50014)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Story county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.2% to 39.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ames (zip 50014)'s population is 30,123 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ames (zip 50014) is Real Estate: $169,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.2%.

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). More Education



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Housing Market in Ames

It's a good time to buy in Ames. Home Appreciation is up 3.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Ames is $169,900.

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