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Ames city, Iowa; Ankeny city, Iowa; Urbandale city, Iowa; West Des Moines city, Iowa; United States

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Ames city, Iowa
Ankeny city, Iowa
Urbandale city, Iowa
West Des Moines city, Iowa
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 66,258 67,355 44,379 67,899 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 66,258 67,355 44,379 67,899 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 59,035 45,608 39,461 56,707 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12.2% 47.7% 12.5% 19.7% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,965 45,582 39,463 56,609 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.0%
8.0%
7.8%
6.7%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
11.9%
27.0%
26.4%
23.1%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.6%
9.6%
13.9%
12.9%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
46.5%
51.3%
50.7%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.3%
94.0%
90.2%
85.5%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.6%
1.6%
3.5%
4.6%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.7%
2.2%
3.4%
7.0%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.4%
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.8%
2.8%
4.1%
5.9%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
79.4%
91.5%
87.0%
80.6%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,093 3,067 2,039 3,001 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.2% 4.0% 7.3% 11.6% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X X X X 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 40.8% 74.5% 79.1% 60.9% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $196,400 $210,100 $226,700 $210,200 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,395 $1,611 $1,633 $1,521 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $557 $623 $606 $595 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $905 $1,021 $895 $988 $1,023
Building permits, 2019 X X X X 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 25,243 22,085 16,726 27,704 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.21 2.64 2.54 2.31 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 59.4% 78.6% 86.1% 79.6% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 14.7% 6.0% 10.4% 15.1% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 96.0% 96.8% 95.9% 96.1% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 79.5% 91.6% 90.0% 88.8% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 97.6% 97.7% 96.2% 95.7% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 62.3% 48.1% 48.8% 55.1% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 4.0% 4.5% 4.2% 4.7% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.7%
3.4%
3.7%
3.4%
9.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.2% 78.7% 74.6% 73.8% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.2% 74.6% 69.3% 68.6% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 160,927 109,436 88,712 244,869 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 459,499 91,365 105,760 557,847 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,048,548 3,100,716 548,754 238,735 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 101,959 1,852,509 1,041,508 1,145,764 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 937,388 1,175,898 1,017,578 1,620,264 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,460 $23,959 $24,807 $27,325 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 16.5 21.3 18.4 17.0 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $46,127 $81,627 $89,569 $74,787 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $25,606 $38,879 $43,692 $44,527 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
28.4%
6.1%
5.6%
6.7%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X X X X 7,912,405
Total employment, 2018 X X X X 130,881,471
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X X X X 7,097,310,272
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X X X X 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X X X X 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 4,202 4,388 3,813 6,644 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,364 2,238 1,979 3,733 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,236 1,538 1,168 1,768 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 374 256 264 461 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,562 3,965 3,331 5,649 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 379 408 336 628 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,510 3,770 3,147 5,361 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,435.2 1,554.2 1,800.3 1,467.0 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 24.21 29.33 21.92 38.59 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 1901855 1902305 1979950 1983910 1
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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