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Ames, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Ames had a population of 1,118 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ames: Rachal Station.

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


Total Population 1,118
Daytime Population: Workers 66
Daytime Population: Residents 741
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 807
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,114
Population in Familes 965
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 339
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $33,060
Average Household Income $48,666
Per Capita Income $17,543


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $108,846
Average Home Value $134,496


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 312
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 1.51% 1.54%
Households 1.57% 1.61%
Families 2.77% 1.55%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 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 # 952 46th
Population Density # 1345 23rd
Diversity Index # 210 88th
Median Household Income # 1484 15th
Per Capita Income # 1387 21st

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