Ames (Iowa)

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Coordinates 42°02′05″N 93°37′12″W
Country United States
State Iowa
County Story
Incorporated 1864
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP code(s)™ 50010, 50011-50013 (UNIQUE ZIP Codes™-for Iowa State University), 50014
FIPS code 19-01855
GNIS feature ID 0454167
Government (Mayor) John Haila
Government (City) 27.92 sq mi (72.32 km2)
Government (Land) 27.58 sq mi (71.43 km2)
Government (Water) 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
Area (City) 27.92 sq mi (72.32 km2)
Area (Land) 27.58 sq mi (71.43 km2)
Area (Water) 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 66,427
Population (2020) (Rank) 9th in Iowa
Population (2020) (Density) 2,408.61/sq mi (929.96/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 60,438
Population (2020) (Metro) 89,542 (estimate based on Story County)

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Ames (/eɪmz/) is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines in central Iowa. It is best known as the home of Iowa State University (ISU), with leading agriculture, design, engineering, and veterinary medicine colleges. A United States Department of Energy national laboratory, Ames Laboratory, is located on the ISU campus.