Ames, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Ames Census Designated Place had a population of 25 as of July 1, 2016. Ames ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ames is located at latitude 41.4485 and longitude -96.6263 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the Ames Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The Ames Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630666) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ames Census Designated Place is located within Township of Platte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dodge County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ames population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ames, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25
Population in Households 25
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 9
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 7
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $232,143


Median Household Income $59,164
Average Household Income $80,632
Per Capita Income $31,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 2.13%
Families 2.5% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ames, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ames to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 561 3rd
Population Density1 # 561 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 440 24th
Median Household Income # 99 83rd
Per Capita Income # 77 87th

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