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Welcome to Ames ...
When the people of Ames refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amesite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ames has a population of 66,258 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Ames.
Ames is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ames lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Ames is within the (515) area code.
The ZIP codes for Ames: 50010-50014<5>
Websites for Ames ...
Official Website: www.city.ames.ia.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.chamber.ames.ia.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ames had an population of 66,258 people. This is an increase of 12.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ames had a population of 58,965 people (which is 65.85% of the total population of Story County). This makes Ames the county's most populous community.
The population of Ames represents 1.94% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 58,965 people, the population of Ames increased 16.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 50,731 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ames.
Adding Ames to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ames in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ames was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Ames on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ames on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Ames ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Ames - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ames.
Communities near Ames ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ames.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ames. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ames.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ames. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ames.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ames.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ames ...
Looking for more information about Ames? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ames, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ames.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ames: www.city.ames.ia.us/
The official website for Story County: www.storycounty.com/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Jun 2021