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Ames is a village in Montgomery County, in the Amsterdam metro area.
The community was named for Fisher Ames, settler.
The latitude of Ames is 42.837N. The longitude is -74.601W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 170.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ames demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery 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 13317 ZIP code.
22% of Ames residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $17,794, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% 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 $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.
Montgomery 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 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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