Ames Story County, Iowa

Ames: City in Iowa, United States

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Ames is a city located in the county of Story in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 58,965 and a population density of 901 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 66,258 inhabitants.

The city was created 157 years ago in 1863.


Ames is located at 42°2'5"N 93°37'12"W (42.0347100, -93.6199400).

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Ames Quick Facts

Population : 66,258 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Story County
Different from : Ames
Postal code : 50010–50014
Phone Area Codes : 515
Area : 65.42 km2
Altitude : 942 feet / 287 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1864 (157 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 00:28:19 (19th June 2021)
Density : 1,013 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 11.01% (2010-2019)
Weather : 84℉ Sunny 7-days weather


The population of Ames increased by 11.01% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 58,965 - census
2011 60,440 2.44% estimation process
2012 61,427 1.61% estimation process
2013 63,053 2.58% estimation process
2014 64,773 2.66% estimation process
2015 65,685 1.39% estimation process
2016 65,915 0.35% estimation process
2017 66,301 0.58% estimation process
2018 66,001 -0.45% estimation process
2019 66,258 0.39% estimation process

Ames zip code is 50010. County name: Story, County fips: 19169

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People born in Ames (74)

People born in Ames, including poet Ted Kooser, basketball player Harrison Barnes, physician and astronaut Laurel Clark, you can see a list of people who born in Ames.


College & universities near Ames

Code Name City ZIP
153603 Iowa State University Ames (IA) 50011-2103
154208 PCI Academy-Ames Ames (IA) 50010
153320 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny (IA) 50023-2152
153214 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny (IA) 50023-3993
153764 La James International College-Johnston Johnston (IA) 50131

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ames

Code Name Address Type
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Story County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Story County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Nevada 6,677 Town in Story County, Iowa, United States
Huxley 4,036 City in Story County, Iowa, United States
Story City 3,320 City in Iowa
Slater 1,458 City in Story County, Iowa, United States
Roland 1,254 City in Iowa
Gilbert 1,147 City in Story County, Iowa, United States
Maxwell 903 City in Iowa
Colo 820 City in Story County, Iowa, United States of America
Cambridge 796 City in Iowa, USA
Zearing 518 Human settlement in Story County, Iowa, United States of America
Collins 467 City in Story County, Iowa, United States
Sheldahl 321 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
McCallsburg 320 Human settlement in Story County, Iowa, United States of America
Kelley 300 City in Iowa, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Ames distances to largest Iowa cities

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