Ames, IA 50011 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50011: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ames, IA 50011

Not Acceptable, USPS
Iowa State University, IA 50011

  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Story County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.022, Longitude -93.639
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ames, IA 50011 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 839
Population in Households 359
Population in Familes 24
Population in Group Qrtrs 480
Population Density1 1,499
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 2.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (95.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $230,000


Median Household Income $14,677
Average Household Income $24,484
Per Capita Income $9,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.68% 0.47%
Households 1.39% 1.18%
Families 1.54% 1.76%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ames, IA 50011 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50011 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 535 45th
Population Density1 # 43 96th
Diversity Index2 # 43 95th
Median Household Income # 957 1st
Per Capita Income # 954 1st

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