Located in the central part of the state of Iowa, Ames is located approximately 30 miles north of Des Moines, IA.
The population was recorded at 50 ,731 as of the 2000 census.
Ames is the home of Iowa State University.
People born here
- Steve Dreyer, pitcher
- Ned Harris, outfielder
- Jeff Shireman, minor league infielder and manager
- Billy Sunday, outfielder
Sources include http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ames,_IA