Ames

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Ames

  • Ames is ranked #14 in Iowa
  • Ames is ranked #811 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
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81Ames
68Iowa
66USA

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA833215,944
Ames, IA81061,276
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Polk City, IA8018.13,770
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Ames: A College Town with a Neighborhood Feel

Attractions7/10
Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping8/10
I moved to Ames almost nine years ago to attend Iowa State University (ISU) after growing up near New York City. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine falling in love with this city and staying here past graduation day. As a college town there is a never ending rotation of people moving in and out. Ames has such a sense of community and belonging, however, that once my …
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Source: The Ames, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau.