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Ames Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Ames Area is 91,939. The Ames Area population density is 160.27 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Ames Area is white, which represent 88.48% of the total population. The average Ames Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 91,939. #399

Population Density, #226

Ames Area
160.27 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:81,347 (88.48%, #389)
Black:2,250 (2.45%, #531)
Hispanic:2,863 (3.11%, #598)
Asian:5,707 (6.21%, #32)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):172 (0.19%, #712)
One Race, Other:451 (0.49%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,012 (2.19%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,751 (61.16%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:326 (11.39%, see rank)
Cuban:96 (3.35%, see rank)
Central American:218 (7.61%, see rank)
South American:228 (7.96%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,311 (22.97%, see rank)
Chinese:2,786 (48.82%, see rank)
Filipino:182 (3.19%, see rank)
Japanese:55 (0.96%, see rank)
Korean:534 (9.36%, see rank)
Vietnamese:223 (3.91%, see rank)
Asian, Other:616 (10.79%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

78,303 (85.17%) out of the total population of 91,939 reported first ancestry.

 Ames Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab6250.68%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech1,2801.39%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish2,2532.45%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch2,9343.19%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English7,5088.17%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French2,4512.67%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German32,50335.35%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek970.11%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian3020.33%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish11,17612.16%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian2,1892.38%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian9,86110.73%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish1,7921.95%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese1100.12%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian3430.37%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,1061.20%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish2,1742.36%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African7870.86%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish3,7574.09%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss4740.52%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian2190.24%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American3,3513.64%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh8470.92%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 47,698 (51.88%, see rank)
Females: 44,241 (48.12%, see rank)

Ames Area
Male: 51.88%
Female: 48.12%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Ames Area
26.50 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Ames Area
25.20 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Ames Area
28.20 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Ames Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years4,7155.13%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years4,4474.84%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,4064.79%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,31611.22%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years20,04221.80%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years12,39513.48%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years8,4919.24%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years8,9609.75%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years8,7499.52%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,8615.29%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 3,0213.29%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over1,5361.67%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Ames AreaIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population48,013, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School2,035, 4.24%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate8,993, 18.73%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree13,704, 28.54%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree13,350, 27.80%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree9,931, 20.68%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.96, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Ames Area IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,60782.85%17.15%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)6,78194.63%, see rank5.37%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,87298.68%, see rank1.32%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College23,58597.88%, see rank2.12%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3,98594.48%, see rank5.52%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Ames AreaIowaU.S.
Total Households35,666, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households9,876, 27.69%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households25,790, 72.31%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)19,001, 53.27%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size2.92, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family16,146, 45.27%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households16,665, 46.73%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Ames Area%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total78,371see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over40,677100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married21,13051.95%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married16,93541.63%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed4341.07%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced2,1785.35%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over37,694100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married16,14742.84%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married16,71844.35%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed2,0375.40%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced2,7927.41%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Ames Area%IowaU.S.
Native83,86891.22%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence56,21061.14%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State26,95729.32%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
7010.76%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born8,0718.78%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,9232.09%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6,1486.69%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe8960.97%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia5,5546.04%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa5100.55%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America8880.97%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America2230.24%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Ames Area%IowaU.S.
English31,22587.55%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish1,1603.25%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,1143.12%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,8405.16%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other3270.92%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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