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Population
94,834
1.33% growth
Median Age
25.8
Median Household Income
$51,201
1.51% growth
Poverty Rate
22.3%
Number of Employees
51,343
1.63% growth
Median Property Value
$167,800
1.08% growth

Economy

The economy of Ames, IA Metro Area employs 51,343 people. The economy of Ames, IA Metro Area is specialized in Educational Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.62; 2.14; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ames, IA Metro Area are Educational Services (12,557), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,244), and Manufacturing (5,286), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,212), Utilities ($65,078), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,422).

Median household income in Ames, IA Metro Area is $51,201. Males in Ames, IA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.01 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,023. The income inequality of Ames, IA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ames, IA Metro Area. In Iowa the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 74 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,355. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Ames, IA Metro Area is from the state of Iowa.

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Diversity

Ames, IA Metro Area is home to a population of 94,834 people, from which 93% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ames, IA Metro Area is composed of 80,633 White residents (85%), 6,514 Asian residents (6.87%), 2,990 Hispanic residents (3.15%), 2,449 Two+ residents (2.58%), and 2,012 Black residents (2.12%). The most common foreign languages in Ames, IA Metro Area are Chinese (3,064 speakers), Spanish (1,898 speakers), and Arabic (462 speakers), but compared to other places, Ames, IA Metro Area has a relative high number of Chinese (3,064 speakers), Other Pacific Island (259 speakers), and Other Slavic (143 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Ames, IA Metro Area awarded 7,899 degrees. The student population of Ames, IA Metro Area is skewed away from females, with 4,074 male students and 3,825 female students. Most students in Ames, IA Metro Area are White (5,888 and 74.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (284 and 3.6%), Unknown (268 and 3.39%), and Asian (200 and 2.53%). The largest universities in Ames, IA Metro Area by number of graduates are Iowa State University (7,821 and 99%), PCI Academy-Ames (78 and 0.99%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ames, IA Metro Area are Mechanical Engineering (316 and 4%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (236 and 2.99%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (234 and 2.96%). The median tuition costs in Ames, IA Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,098 and $20,462 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ames, IA Metro Area is $167,800, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $166,000 to $167,800, a 1.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Ames, IA Metro Area is 52.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ames, IA Metro Area have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ames, IA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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