StatisticAmesIowaNational
Population64,0733,155,070328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,5425791
Median age23.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%44%43%
Speak English87%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Ames is 4359% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Ames is 39% lower than Iowa
  • In Ames 83.55% of the population is White
  • In Ames 3.11% of the population is Black
  • In Ames 9.59% of the population is Asian

Compare Ames, IA Demographics

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      Ames population breakdown by race

      RaceAmesIowaNational
      White83.55%90.90%73.35%
      Black3.11%3.32%12.63%
      Asian9.59%2.14%5.22%
      American Indian0.19%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.05%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race3.08%1.97%3.06%
      Other race0.43%1.27%4.75%
      In Ames, 3.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Ames age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Ames, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).