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, 2017)


Total Population 863
Daytime Population: Workers 3,704
Daytime Population: Residents 594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.98
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 533
Population Density2 813
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $43,233
Average Household Income $72,440
Per Capita Income $20,233


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $44,643
Average Home Value $164,000


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.95% 0.39%
Households 1.02% 0.96%
Families 0.86% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2017 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 # 529 45th
Population Density # 71 93rd
Diversity Index # 83 92nd
Median Household Income # 888 8th
Per Capita Income # 935 3rd

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