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Ames Apartments
Last updated February 27 2024 at 12:54 AM

Ames, IA
105 Apartments for Rent

Ames Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 66,258
Population Density: 2,423.5 people/sq mile
Median Age: 23
Percentage of Family Households: 36%
Median Annual Income: $52,005 / year
Median Rent: $902 / month

What locals are saying

In 2010, Ames was ranked as one of the top ten Best Places to Live on the CNNMoney list. Talk about _Ames-ing_for the top. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Ames is, above all else, a spirited and lively university town

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Ames Demographics


How diverse is Ames?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Ames is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Ames are White (79.8%), Asian (7%), Two Or More (6%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.1%), Black Or African American (2.5%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Ames residents?

The median age in Ames is 23 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Ames?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Ames is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Ames are White (79.8%), Asian (7%), Two Or More (6%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.1%), Black Or African American (2.5%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Ames residents?

The median age in Ames is 23 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Ames Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Ames is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Ames is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Ames is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Ames


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Fellows Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
553 Students
3 Reviews
553
Students
3 Reviews
8 /10
Abbie Sawyer Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
321 Students
5 Reviews
321
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Edwards Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
396 Students
4 Reviews
396
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Ames Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,033 Students
6 Reviews
1,033
Students
6 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Ames High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,328 Students
7 Reviews
1,328
Students
7 Reviews

What Renters Say about Ames


Apartment List has released the results for Ames from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
80%
Safety and Crime Rate
80%
Public Transit
74%
Quality of Schools
74%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
67%
Commute Time
65%
Pet Friendliness
64%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
51%
Affordability
51%
Social Life
43%
Dating
37%
Weather
34%
State and Local Taxes
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Ames?

Apartment Rentals in Ames start at $600/month.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Ames?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Ames by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Ames?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Ames apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Ames?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Ames.

How can I find off-campus housing in Ames?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Ames. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Grand View University, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa Central Community College.