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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 $60,351 in 2017, the latest figures available. Ames median household income is $1,781 higher than the median Iowa household income and $15 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Ames median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Ames are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Ames Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Iowa $58,570 +1.94% +5.21%
Ames $60,351 +10.70% +26.33%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $60,351, the median household income for Ames was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2017 $60,336 $58,570 $60,351
2016 $58,856 $57,457 $54,519
2015 $57,709 $56,634 $52,573
2014 $55,613 $55,670 $47,771
2013 $55,072 $55,050 $52,994
2012 $54,948 $54,505 $52,935
2011 $55,162 $53,988 $50,099
2010 $56,388 $54,038 $54,121
2009 $57,519 $55,025 $52,130
2008 $59,382 $55,902 $54,870
2007 $60,135 $56,048 $56,683
2006 $59,051 $54,224 $52,804

Ames Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Ames was $98,224 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Ames median family income is $23,148 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Ames will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Ames Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Iowa $75,076 +1.58% +6.88%
Ames $98,224 +14.37% +22.13%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $98,224, the median family income for Ames was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2017 $73,891 $75,076 $98,224
2016 $72,591 $73,907 $85,883
2015 $70,627 $71,788 $78,322
2014 $68,313 $70,242 $80,424
2013 $67,488 $70,285 $81,594
2012 $66,880 $68,586 $77,724
2011 $67,126 $68,618 $78,816
2010 $68,289 $68,636 $79,416
2009 $69,958 $70,042 $84,860
2008 $72,321 $70,377 $88,330
2007 $72,500 $70,620 $84,275
2006 $71,330 $67,928 $81,476

Ames Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Ames was $30,490 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Ames median per capita income is $375 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Ames will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Ames Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Iowa $30,865 +0.56% +5.00%
Ames $30,490 +6.84% +15.93%

Trends in Ames, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Ames is $30,490. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $31,376 and is now $886 (2.82%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,630 in 2012, real per capita income for Ames has now grown by $4,860 (18.96%).

Real Per Capita Income: Ames, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Ames

Date US Iowa Ames
2017 $32,397 $30,865 $30,490
2016 $31,798 $30,693 $28,538
2015 $31,019 $29,621 $28,186
2014 $29,942 $29,395 $26,301
2013 $29,706 $29,238 $26,521
2012 $29,221 $28,277 $25,630
2011 $29,173 $28,036 $26,483
2010 $29,361 $28,036 $28,888
2009 $30,246 $28,993 $27,978
2008 $31,488 $29,065 $27,645
2007 $31,629 $29,115 $29,715
2006 $30,795 $28,172 $27,673