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Ames, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Ames had a population of 1,115 as of July 1, 2016. Ames ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ames is located at latitude 30.0451 and longitude -94.7373 in Liberty County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ames (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Liberty County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Ames (GNIS ID: 2409698) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ames is located within Liberty-Dayton Division of Liberty 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ames: Rachal Station.

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


Total Population 1,115
Population in Households 1,111
Population in Familes 963
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $98,295
Average Home Value $123,003


Median Household Income $32,782
Average Household Income $47,336
Per Capita Income $17,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.77%
Households 1.83% 1.83%
Families 3.22% 1.79%
Median Household Income   -2.03%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ames to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 957 45th
Population Density1 # 1346 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 218 88th
Median Household Income # 1437 18th
Per Capita Income # 1374 21st

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