Ames City PUMA, IA

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2021 Population
124,819
0.875% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
29.8
1.02% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.4%
3.46% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$63,823
5.59% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$190,700
6.12% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
63,242
0.449% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Ames City PUMA, IA had a population of 125k people with a median age of 29.8 and a median household income of $63,823. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Ames City PUMA, IA grew from 123,736 to 124,819, a 0.875% increase and its median household income grew from $60,442 to $63,823, a 5.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ames City PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), and White (Hispanic) (1.69%).

9.51% of the households in Ames City PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Ames City PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Story & Boone Counties--Ames City PUMA, IA are Iowa State University (8,681 degrees awarded in 2021) and PCI Academy-Ames (94 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Ames City PUMA, IA was $190,700, and the homeownership rate was 61%.

Most people in Ames City PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ames City PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ames City PUMA, IA is home to a population of 125k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 7.62% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (9.52k people).

In 2021, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Ames City PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ames City PUMA, IA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,963 households), Spanish (2,343 households), and Vietnamese (615 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
59,981
Women
48.3%
64,311
Men
51.7%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 124,292 inhabitants, with 51.7% men, and 48.3% women.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2021 Citizenship
94.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 94.8% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ames City PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 375
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.5k ± 374
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.61k ± 572
3.51%
Hispanic Population
4.38k people

In 2021, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Ames City PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.51% of the people in Ames City PUMA, IA are hispanic (4.38k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    2,870 ± 1,300 people
  2. India
    827 ± 704 people
  3. Mexico
    637 ± 618 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ames City PUMA, IA was China, the natal country of 2,870 Ames City PUMA, IA residents, followed by India with 827 and Mexico with 637.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.52k people
8.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.91k people

As of 2021, 7.62% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents (9.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA was 8.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,963 households (2.49%)
  2. Spanish
    2,343 households (1.97%)
  3. Vietnamese
    615 households (0.517%)

9.51% of the households in Ames City PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ames City PUMA, IA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 2.49% of the households in Ames City PUMA, IA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,597 ± 250
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,495 ± 325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    546 ± 160

Ames City PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Ames City PUMA, IA employs 63.2k people. The largest industries in Ames City PUMA, IA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,144 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,062 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($122,318), Outpatient care centers ($112,410), and Other administrative & other support services ($102,806).

Males in Ames City PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,760. The income inequality in Ames City PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,732
Women
48.8%
32,227
Men
51.2%

The workforce of Ames City PUMA, IA in 2020 was 62,959 people, with 48.8% woman, and 51.2% men.

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Occupations

63.2k
2021 Value
0.449%
1 Year growth
± 0.449%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ames City PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 0.449%, from 63k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ames City PUMA, IA, are Postsecondary teachers (3,065 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,558 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,543 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ames City PUMA, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.2k
2021 Value
0.449%
1 Year growth
± 0.449%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ames City PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 0.449%, from 63k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ames City PUMA, IA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,144 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,062 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ames City PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ames City PUMA, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,580
Median earning men ± $1,117
$30,483
Median earning women ± $1,551

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,000), Public Administration ($67,321), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,774).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Construction ($69,904), Public Administration ($57,453), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,641).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.6B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $19.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $20.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Machinery ($19.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 105% to $518B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $16.2B
  3. $10.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $21.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.2B and Texas and $10.8B.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Ames City PUMA, IA awarded 8,775 degrees. The student population of Ames City PUMA, IA in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 33,900 male students and 27,782 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ames City PUMA, IA are White (6,317 and 79.4%), followed by Unknown (459 and 5.77%), Hispanic or Latino (451 and 5.67%), and Asian (297 and 3.73%).

The largest universities in Ames City PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Iowa State University (8,681 and 98.9%) and PCI Academy-Ames (94 and 1.07%).

The most popular majors in Story & Boone Counties--Ames City PUMA, IA are Mechanical Engineering (451 and 5.14%), Information Technology (283 and 3.23%), and General Finance (282 and 3.21%).

The median tuition cost in Story & Boone Counties--Ames City PUMA, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,324 for in-state students and $24,136 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Ames City PUMA, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 61,682 (55% men and 45% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 61,682 students enrolled in Ames City PUMA, IA, 55% men and 45% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 44,776 records, of which 45.6% were women and 54.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 451 degree-majors awarded
  2. 270 degree-majors awarded
  3. 258 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Story & Boone Counties--Ames City PUMA, IA was Mechanical Engineering with 451 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,681 degrees awarded
  2. 94 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Iowa State University with 8,681 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,633 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ames City PUMA, IA, which is 1.12 times more than the 4,142 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,317 degrees mean that there were 13.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 459 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,324) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,310) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,001) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.225% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.183% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ames City PUMA, IA in 2021 were Some college (33.7k), Bachelors Degree (22.7k), and High School or Equivalent (20.1k).

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The median property value in Ames City PUMA, IA was $190,700 in 2021, which is 0.779 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $179,700 to $190,700, a 6.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Ames City PUMA, IA is 61%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Ames City PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ames City PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ames City PUMA, IA is $63,823. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ames City PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $90,510, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $89,551 and $70,937.

Property

$190,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,550
$29,692
Median Property Taxes
±$1,108

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Rent vs Own

61%
Homeownership
2021
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 61% of the housing units in Ames City PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ames City PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $90,510, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $89,551 and $70,937.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,823
Median Household Income
± $1,591
48.7k
Number of Households
± 1,590

In 2021, the median household income of the 48.7k households in Ames City PUMA, IA grew to $63,823 from the previous year's value of $60,442.

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Wage Distribution

0.469
2021 Wage GINI in Ames City PUMA, IA
0.448
2020 Wage GINI in Ames City PUMA, IA

In 2021, the income inequality in Ames City PUMA, IA was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 4.7% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ames City PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ames City PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.81%)
  3. Carpooled (7.11%)

In 2021, 72.5% of workers in Ames City PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.81%) and those who carpooled to work (7.11%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ames City PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Ames City PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ames City PUMA, IA (18.6k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ames City PUMA, IA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95% of the population of Ames City PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 63.5% on employee plans, 8.47% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 35.7% between 18 and 34 years, 30.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

5%
Uninsured
63.5%
Employer Coverage
8.47%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA grew by 6.26% from 4.7% to 5%.

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