Ames employment information

Income per capita$24,082$27,621$28,555
Median household income$42,373$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$86,410$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,057$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$14,749$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$10,903$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate4.1%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level30.0%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Ames is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Ames is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Ames is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Ames is 93% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Ames median earnings by income bracket

Ames employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%1.9%
Manufacturing sector11.0%3.4%
Financial & insurance services2.0%3.4%
Wholesale & retail services11.4%10.5%
Public administration5.2%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%0.4%
Education, health & social services32.2%51.8%

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Ames, IA61,276$42,37321%

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Ames, IA61,276$42,37321%
Source: The Ames, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.