Ames, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ames, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Ames had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ames, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 151
Daytime Population: Workers 39
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 151
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,155
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,772
Average Household Income $64,667
Per Capita Income $25,574


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $93,269
Average Home Value $193,182


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.39%
Households 0.45% 0.32%
Families 2.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2017 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 Density # 656 45th
Diversity Index # 959 19th
Median Household Income # 899 25th
Per Capita Income # 858 28th

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