Ames, IA 50012 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50012: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ames, IA 50012

Not Acceptable, USPS
Iowa State University, IA 50012

  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Story County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.023, Longitude -93.647
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ames, IA 50012 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,709
Daytime Population: Workers 228
Daytime Population: Residents 3,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 56
Population in Familes 9
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,653
Population Density2 65,646
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $15,000
Average Household Income $24,543
Per Capita Income $7,482


Total Housing Units 11 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $125,000


Total Households 10
Average Household Size 5.6
Family Households 3
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 4.59% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.01%

Ames, IA 50012 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50012 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 # 167 83rd
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 91 91st
Median Household Income # 955 1st
Per Capita Income # 956 1st

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