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Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa in Story County. Lying approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, it had a 2010 population of 58,965. The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area. While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in the nearby city of Nevada 8 miles (13 km) east of Ames. Ames is the home of Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a public research institution with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. ISU is the nation's first designated land-grant university, and the birthplace of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer, the world's first electronic digital computer. Ames hosts one of two national sites for the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which comprises the National Veterinary Services Laboratory and the Center for Veterinary Biologics. Ames is also the home of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center. NADC is the largest federal animal disease center in the U.S., conducting research aimed at solving animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Ames has the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation. In 2010, Ames was ranked ninth on CNNMoney.com "Best Places to Live" list.

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Facts and Stats for Ames*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ames

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    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Ames: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ames for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ames.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Ames - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 96.88 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 55.16 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.75 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ames

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ames

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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