Official Zip Code NameAmes
Zip Code StateIowa
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code515
Current Population:29359
Racial Majority:White 78.49%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.6%
Unemployment Rate:2.70%
Median Household Income$49254
Average Adjusted Gross Income$68850
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time15.7 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
CDT
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Primary County: Story
Elevation Range889 - 1020 ft.
Area60 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)42.03673172, -93.56075287

Zip Code 50010 Description

Zip Code 50010 is located in the state of Iowa in the Des Moines - Ames metro area. Zip code 50010 is primarily located in Story County. The official US Postal Service name for 50010 is AMES, Iowa. Portions of zip code 50010 are contained within or border the city limits of Ames, IA, . The area code for zip code 50010 is 515. 50010 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Iowa.

The current unemployment level in 50010 is 2.70% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 2.1% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 3.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 50010 increased to 29359 from 24991 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 50010 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 50010 public schools is White. 28.4% of students in 50010 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 23933 78.49% 24200 -1%
 Black Or African American 1218 3.99% 889 +37%
 Hispanic 1178 3.86% 865 +36%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 122 0.4% 42 +190%
 Asian 3184 10.44% 2829 +13%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 19 0.06% 7 +171%
 Other Race 50 0% 50 -100%
 Two Or More Races 477 2.75% 477 +76%

Zip Code 50010 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.6%
 Black Or African American 8.6%
 Hispanic 6.9%
 Asian 8.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 4.9%

Zip Code 50010 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2935924991
Male Population50.60%
Female Population49.40%
Total Households12890
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
57.1%
Median Household Income$49254
Income Under $50K Per Year50.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year31.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year18.10%
114 US Congressional DistrictIowa 4
RepresentativeSteve King
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$211142
Average Real Estate Sale Price$140744
Current Unemployment Level (September 2016)2.70%
Previous Month Unemployment Level2.90%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.20%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 47b - Des Moines Lobe
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 50010 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)9152637495963615240271438
Avg Max Temp (°F)27334660728184827563453158
Avg Precip (In.).83.932.13.344.315.144.394.333.12.592.011.1334.21
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Ames, IA
CBSA Type50010
CBSA Population89494
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours