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Ames Iowa Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Ames Iowa metro area was $53,371 in 2016, the latest figures available. Ames median household income is $2,876 lower than the median Iowa household income and $4,246 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Ames median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Ames are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Ames Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Iowa $56,247 +1.48% +4.52%
Ames $53,371 +3.73% +3.02%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Ames is $53,371. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $55,364 and is now $1,993 (3.60%) lower. From a post peak low of $46,728 in 2014, real median household income for Ames has now grown by $6,643 (14.22%).

Real Median Household Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2016 $57,617 $56,247 $53,371
2015 $56,480 $55,428 $51,453
2014 $54,398 $54,454 $46,728
2013 $53,838 $53,817 $51,808
2012 $53,701 $53,268 $51,734
2011 $53,879 $52,732 $48,933
2010 $55,093 $52,797 $52,878
2009 $56,180 $53,744 $50,916
2008 $58,000 $54,601 $53,593
2007 $58,736 $54,745 $55,364
2006 $57,677 $52,963 $51,576
2005 $56,832 $53,596 $49,739

Ames Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Ames was $84,074 in 2016. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Ames median family income is $11,723 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Ames will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Ames Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Iowa $72,351 +2.98% +5.30%
Ames $84,074 +9.68% +5.40%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Ames is $84,074. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $86,275 and is now $2,201 (2.55%) lower. From a post peak low of $75,961 in 2012, real median family income for Ames has now grown by $8,113 (10.68%).

Real Median Family Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2016 $71,062 $72,351 $84,074
2015 $69,122 $70,259 $76,653
2014 $66,820 $68,707 $78,667
2013 $65,977 $68,711 $79,766
2012 $65,363 $67,030 $75,961
2011 $65,564 $67,022 $76,982
2010 $66,721 $67,060 $77,593
2009 $68,329 $68,412 $82,885
2008 $70,638 $68,740 $86,275
2007 $70,813 $68,977 $82,315
2006 $69,670 $66,348 $79,580
2005 $68,618 $67,560 $76,684

Ames Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Ames was $27,937 in 2016. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Ames median per capita income is $2,110 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Ames will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Ames Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Iowa $30,047 +3.65% +5.12%
Ames $27,937 +1.28% +7.75%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Ames is $27,937. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $30,647 and is now $2,710 (8.84%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,049 in 2012, real per capita income for Ames has now grown by $2,888 (11.53%).

Real Per Capita Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2016 $31,128 $30,047 $27,937
2015 $30,358 $28,990 $27,585
2014 $29,288 $28,753 $25,726
2013 $29,041 $28,583 $25,927
2012 $28,558 $27,635 $25,049
2011 $28,494 $27,383 $25,867
2010 $28,687 $27,392 $28,224
2009 $29,542 $28,319 $27,326
2008 $30,755 $28,389 $27,002
2007 $30,894 $28,437 $29,024
2006 $30,078 $27,516 $27,029
2005 $30,768 $28,685 $30,647