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Ames city, Iowa

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Table

Ames city, Iowa
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
66,424
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
66,424
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
65,955
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 66,427
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,965
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.2%
Female persons, percent
46.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
78.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,189
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 41.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $213,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,459
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $582
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $944
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 25,174
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 61.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 15.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 70.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 61.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 225,097
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 608,325
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 34,172
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,014,966
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,300
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 16.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $50,783
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,483
Persons in poverty, percent
26.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,100
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 545
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 152
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 91
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 752
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 61
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 780
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,407.5
Population per square mile, 2010 2,435.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 27.59
Land area in square miles, 2010 24.21
FIPS Code 1901855
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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