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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 $62,181 in 2019, the latest figures available. Ames median household income is $490 higher than the median Iowa household income and $3,531 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Ames median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Ames are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Ames Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Iowa $61,691 +1.06% +2.95%
Ames $62,181 +11.89% +9.36%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Ames is $62,181. Real median household income peaked in 2017 at $62,942 and is now $761 (1.21%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2019 $65,712 $61,691 $62,181
2018 $63,059 $61,042 $55,575
2017 $62,927 $61,085 $62,942
2016 $61,383 $59,924 $56,860
2015 $60,187 $59,066 $54,831
2014 $58,001 $58,060 $49,822
2013 $57,437 $57,414 $55,270
2012 $57,307 $56,845 $55,207
2011 $57,531 $56,307 $52,250
2010 $58,809 $56,359 $56,445
2009 $59,988 $57,388 $54,368

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Ames Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Ames was $92,145 in 2019. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Ames median family income is $13,993 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Ames will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Ames Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Iowa $78,152 +0.91% +1.39%
Ames $92,145 +10.77% +2.88%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Ames is $92,145. Real median family income peaked in 2017 at $102,441 and is now $10,296 (10.05%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2019 $80,944 $78,152 $92,145
2018 $77,786 $77,447 $83,184
2017 $77,064 $78,299 $102,441
2016 $75,707 $77,080 $89,569
2015 $73,660 $74,871 $81,685
2014 $71,246 $73,258 $83,877
2013 $70,386 $73,304 $85,098
2012 $69,752 $71,531 $81,061
2011 $70,009 $71,565 $82,201
2010 $71,221 $71,583 $82,827
2009 $72,962 $73,050 $88,504

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Ames Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Ames was $32,402 in 2019. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Ames median per capita income is $705 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Ames will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Ames Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Iowa $33,107 +3.04% +3.42%
Ames $32,402 +16.72% +8.87%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Ames is $32,402. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $32,724 and is now $322 (0.98%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,731 in 2012, real per capita income for Ames has now grown by $5,671 (21.22%).

Real Per Capita Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2019 $35,672 $33,107 $32,402
2018 $34,444 $32,131 $27,760
2017 $33,788 $32,190 $31,799
2016 $33,163 $32,011 $29,763
2015 $32,351 $30,893 $29,396
2014 $31,228 $30,657 $27,430
2013 $30,982 $30,494 $27,660
2012 $30,476 $29,491 $26,731
2011 $30,425 $29,240 $27,621
2010 $30,622 $29,240 $30,128
2009 $31,545 $30,238 $29,179

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