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Welcome to Ames ...
The city of Ames is located in Story County.
The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Ames refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amesite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Ames has a population of 66,498 people<3> (see below for details).
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 lies within the (515) area code.
The ZIP codes for Ames: 50010-50014<5>
Population Details ...
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 total 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 (with a count of 50,731 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ames had an population of 66,498 people. This is an increase of 12.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.08% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ames.
Communities near Ames ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ames.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ames:
Websites 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.
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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: 16 Jun 2019