Story County is located in central Iowa. The County Seat is Nevada and the largest city is Ames. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.storycountyiowa.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 94,073 and the 2010 census population was 89,542. The land area is 572.82 square miles and there are 156.3 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 2.7% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 95.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 47.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $162,200, there are 35,196 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,986, the median household income is $50,516, and 20.9% of the persons in Story County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,365. Retail sales (in $1000) were $968,345, and sales per capita were $11,361. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.6%.
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