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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIowa

Economic Statistics

Ames, Iowa,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over44,175100.0
In labor force30,59869.3
Civilian labor force
30,52369.1
Employed
28,88365.4
Unemployed
1,6403.7
Percent of civilian labor force
5.4(X)
Armed Forces
750.2
Not in labor force13,57730.7
Females 16 years and over21,014100.0
In labor force13,97166.5
Civilian labor force
13,95266.4
Employed
13,28663.2
Own children under 6 years2,626100.0
All parents in family in labor force1,78568.0
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over28,297100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone18,50765.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled2,5889.1
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,7206.1
Walked3,74013.2
Other means8463.0
Worked at home8963.2
Mean travel time to work (minutes)15.0(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over28,883100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations13,67047.3
Service occupations4,51015.6
Sales and office occupations7,07824.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3381.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,3634.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations1,9246.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining4091.4
Construction1,2154.2
Manufacturing1,7145.9
Wholesale trade4851.7
Retail trade3,10810.8
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6212.2
Information1,0643.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,0793.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,5288.8
Educational, health and social services11,28139.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services2,94710.2
Other services (except public administration)1,1153.9
Public administration1,3174.6
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers16,76058.0
Government workers10,94837.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,0993.8
Unpaid family workers760.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households18,066100.0
Less than $10,0002,10011.6
$10,000 to $14,9991,4508.0
$15,000 to $24,9992,92716.2
$25,000 to $34,9992,30112.7
$35,000 to $49,9992,69514.9
$50,000 to $74,9993,20717.8
$75,000 to $99,9991,6469.1
$100,000 to $149,9991,1326.3
$150,000 to $199,9992941.6
$200,000 or more3141.7
Median household income (dollars)36,042(X)
With earnings15,90888.1
Mean earnings (dollars)
44,689(X)
With Social Security income2,73315.1
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
12,561(X)
With Supplemental Security Income2501.4
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,800(X)
With public assistance income2791.5
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,913(X)
With retirement income2,02911.2
Mean retirement income (dollars)
29,811(X)
Families8,974100.0
Less than $10,0004905.5
$10,000 to $14,9993083.4
$15,000 to $24,9998589.6
$25,000 to $34,99992010.3
$35,000 to $49,9991,27914.3
$50,000 to $74,9992,22924.8
$75,000 to $99,9991,35815.1
$100,000 to $149,99999911.1
$150,000 to $199,9992653.0
$200,000 or more2683.0
Median family income (dollars)56,439(X)
Per capita income (dollars)18,881(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers37,877(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers28,198(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families683(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)7.6
With related children under 18 years386(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.2
With related children under 5 years
254(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.5
Families with female householder, no husband present297(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.2
With related children under 18 years207(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.2
With related children under 5 years
134(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)52.5
Individuals8,507(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.4
18 years and over7,745(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.5
65 years and over
147(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)4.1
Related children under 18 years661(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.2
Related children 5 to 17 years
318(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)6.4
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over6,652(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.9
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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