Ames, Texas

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Ames, Texas
Location of Ames, Texas
Location of Ames, Texas
Liberty County Ames.svg
Coordinates: 30°3′12.6″N 94°44′36.6″W / 30.053500°N 94.743500°W / 30.053500; -94.743500Coordinates: 30°3′12.6″N 94°44′36.6″W / 30.053500°N 94.743500°W / 30.053500; -94.743500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLiberty
Area
 • Total3.30 sq mi (8.55 km2)
 • Land3.30 sq mi (8.55 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
72 ft (22 m)
Population
 • Total937
 • Density363.61/sq mi (140.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
77575
Area code936
FIPS code48-03072[3]
GNIS feature ID1329493[4]
Websitewww.cityofamestexas.com

Ames is a city in Liberty County, Texas, United States. The population was 937 at the 2020 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Ames is located at 30°3′12.6″N 94°44′36.6″W / 30.053500°N 94.743500°W / 30.053500; -94.743500 (30.0535, –94.7435).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19801,155
1990989−14.4%
20001,0799.1%
20101,003−7.0%
2020937−6.6%
Ames racial composition as of 2020[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 77 8.22%
Black or African American (NH) 700 74.71%
Asian (NH) 8 0.85%
Some Other Race (NH) 22 2.35%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 34 3.63%
Hispanic or Latino 96 10.25%
Total 937

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 937 people, 413 households, and 231 families residing in the city.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,079 people, 407 households, and 293 families residing in the city. The population density was 340.5 people per square mile (131.4/km2). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 140.1 per square mile (54.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 7.04% White, 89.34% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 1.58% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 407 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 24.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,421, and the median income for a family was $26,429. Males had a median income of $28,833 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,491. About 28.6% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 27.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Ames is served by the Liberty Independent School District. The Liberty Independent School District has two elementary schools, one intermediate school, and one high school. Students attend Liberty High School.

Cody Abshier is the Superintendent of Schools.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Ames city, Texas". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  7. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Liberty ISD". Liberty ISD. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[7][8]

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