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Ames is a town in Major County.
The community was named for Henry S. Ames, railroad official.
The latitude of Ames is 36.245N. The longitude is -98.185W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 196.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ames demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Major County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73718 ZIP code.
22% of Ames residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ames ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ames was $12,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Ames residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ames, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $567.
Major County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ames political report.
The average commute time for Ames workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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