Ames, IA Real Estate
According to census data in the year 2000 there were 18,709 housing units in Ames.
This represents a 16.5% growth from 16,058 in 1990.
Of those housing units, 18,414 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 295 were located in what is classified as a rural area.
Homeownership rate in Ames is about 46.1%.
Ames's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.5%.
Average household size is 2.3 people.
The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Ames were built after 1973.
|Housing Units by Size|
|Five Bedrooms or more||3.20%|
Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Median year structure was built||1968|
|Median Value of occupied units||$130,900|
|Median Price asked for vacant units||$116,700|
Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos
|Average Household Size||2.11|
|Median year structure was built||1975|
|Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units||$492|
Owners Finance Status
|Second Mortgage & Equity Loan||0.90%|
|Home Equity Loan||10.50%|
|Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs||17.3%|