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Ames, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Ames had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2016. Ames ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ames is located at latitude 42.8375 and longitude -74.6017 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ames (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Village of Ames (GNIS ID: 2391513) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ames is located within Town of Canajoharie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ames population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ames, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 154
Population in Households 154
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,178
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $96,000
Average Home Value $217,672


Median Household Income $47,600
Average Household Income $60,277
Per Capita Income $24,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.51%
Households 0.77% 0.31%
Families 2.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ames, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ames to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1179 2nd
Population Density1 # 648 46th
Diversity Index2 # 963 19th
Median Household Income # 888 26th
Per Capita Income # 886 26th

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