Ames, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Ames, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Ames had a population of 1,130 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ames: Rachal Station.

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Ames, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,130
Population in Households 1,126
Population in Familes 979
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 342
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $32,798
Average Household Income $50,860
Per Capita Income $18,374


Total Housing Units 483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $123,571
Average Home Value $162,846


Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.46% 0.85%
Households 1.55% 0.87%
Families 2.62% 0.75%
Median Household Income   5.4%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2018 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 # 954 46th
Population Density # 1349 23rd
Diversity Index # 206 88th
Median Household Income # 1498 14th
Per Capita Income # 1353 23rd

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