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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 $54,586 in 2018, the latest figures available. Ames median household income is $5,369 lower than the median Iowa household income and $7,351 less than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Ames median household income) will be released in September of 2020. Median family and per capita income for Ames are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Ames Iowa

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
Iowa $59,955 -0.07% +3.35%
Ames $54,586 -11.70% +1.36%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Ames is $54,586. Real median household income peaked in 2017 at $61,822 and is now $7,236 (11.70%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2018 $61,937 $59,955 $54,586
2017 $61,807 $59,998 $61,822
2016 $60,291 $58,857 $55,848
2015 $59,116 $58,014 $53,854
2014 $56,969 $57,027 $48,936
2013 $56,415 $56,392 $54,287
2012 $56,288 $55,834 $54,226
2011 $56,507 $55,304 $51,320
2010 $57,762 $55,355 $55,440
2009 $58,921 $56,367 $53,401
2008 $60,829 $57,264 $56,207
2007 $61,601 $57,415 $58,064

Ames Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Ames was $81,703 in 2018. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Ames median family income is $5,635 higher. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Ames will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Ames Iowa

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
Iowa $76,068 -1.09% +3.44%
Ames $81,703 -18.80% +1.83%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Ames is $81,703. Real median family income peaked in 2017 at $100,618 and is now $18,915 (18.80%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2018 $76,401 $76,068 $81,703
2017 $75,692 $76,906 $100,618
2016 $74,360 $75,709 $87,976
2015 $72,348 $73,538 $80,231
2014 $69,978 $71,954 $82,385
2013 $69,134 $71,999 $83,584
2012 $68,512 $70,259 $79,620
2011 $68,763 $70,291 $80,737
2010 $69,953 $70,309 $81,352
2009 $71,663 $71,750 $86,929
2008 $74,083 $72,092 $90,483
2007 $74,267 $72,341 $86,329

Ames Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Ames was $27,266 in 2018. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Ames median per capita income is $4,293 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Ames will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Ames Iowa

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
Iowa $31,559 -0.18% +4.01%
Ames $27,266 -12.70% -5.57%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Ames is $27,266. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $32,141 and is now $4,875 (15.17%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,255 in 2012, real per capita income for Ames has now grown by $1,011 (3.85%).

Real Per Capita Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2018 $33,831 $31,559 $27,266
2017 $33,187 $31,617 $31,233
2016 $32,573 $31,441 $29,234
2015 $31,775 $30,343 $28,873
2014 $30,672 $30,112 $26,942
2013 $30,431 $29,951 $27,168
2012 $29,934 $28,966 $26,255
2011 $29,884 $28,719 $27,129
2010 $30,077 $28,719 $29,592
2009 $30,984 $29,700 $28,660
2008 $32,255 $29,773 $28,319
2007 $32,400 $29,824 $30,440