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Ames is a city in Story County.
The community was named after Oakes Ames, stockholder in the local railroad.
The latitude of Ames is 42.034N. The longitude is -93.619W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,284.
Ranked No. 20 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ames demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Story County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ames area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50014 ZIP code.
30% of Ames residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $18,881, compared with $21,587 nationally.
59% of Ames residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ames, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $532. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,089.
Libraries in Ames include Ames Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ames include Ames Tribune
TV stations in Ames include KPWB, WOI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOI-FM., WOI-AM.
Story County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ames political report.
The average commute time for Ames workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ames between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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