Ames, Iowa

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Ames
Clockwise from top: Main Street in downtown Ames, Iowa State University Alumni Hall, Marston Water Tower and Hoover Hall at ISU, Reiman Gardens, a train station in Ames, and Beardshear Hall.
Clockwise from top: Main Street in downtown Ames, Iowa State University Alumni Hall, Marston Water Tower and Hoover Hall at ISU, Reiman Gardens, a train station in Ames, and Beardshear Hall.
Motto(s): 
"Smart Choice"[1]
Location in the State of Iowa
Location in the State of Iowa
Ames is located in Iowa
Ames
Ames
Location in Iowa
Ames is located in the United States
Ames
Ames
Ames (the United States)
Ames is located in North America
Ames
Ames
Ames (North America)
Coordinates: 42°02′05″N 93°37′12″W / 42.03472°N 93.62000°W / 42.03472; -93.62000Coordinates: 42°02′05″N 93°37′12″W / 42.03472°N 93.62000°W / 42.03472; -93.62000
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyStory
Incorporated1864
Government
 • MayorJohn Haila
Area
 • City27.68 sq mi (71.71 km2)
 • Land27.34 sq mi (70.81 km2)
 • Water0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
Elevation
942 ft (287 m)
Population
 • City58,965
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
66,258
 • Rank9th in Iowa
 • Density2,423.48/sq mi (935.70/km2)
 • Urban
60,438[3]
 • Metro
89,542 (estimate based on Story County)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)™
50010, 50011-50013 (UNIQUE ZIP Codes™-for Iowa State University), 50014
FIPS code19-01855
GNIS feature ID0454167
InterstatesI-35 (IA 1957).svg
Websitehttp://www.cityofames.org/

Ames is a city in Iowa in the United States. In 2006 there were 54,181 people living in the city.[6] It is was built between Skunk River and Squaw Creek, 35 miles north of the state capital, Des Moines. The town was first settled in 1864 as a railway town at a spot where the Skunk River could be crossed easily.[7] It was named after Oakes Ames, a member of the US Congress who supported building the railway.[8]

Ames is the home of the Iowa State University. It is also famous for being the home of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Ames". City of Ames. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  3. "2010 Census Urban Area List". Archived from the original on October 10, 2012.
  4. United States Census Bureau. "Cumulative Estimates of Population Change for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rankings: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". Archived from the original on July 30, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. "Ames IA (Iowa)". Muni Net Guide. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
  7. "Ames, Iowa". Economic Expert. Retrieved 2009-11-14.[permanent dead link]
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Ames, Iowa Facts". CityTownInfo .com. Retrieved 2009-11-14.

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