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Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa,
and is approximately 30 miles north of Des Moines in Story County.
It is the principal city of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area' which
encompasses all of Story County, Iowa and which, when combined with the
'Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area', comprises the larger 'Ames-Boone,
Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.
As of the 2000 Census, the city population was 50,731.
While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in Nevada which is 8 miles
east of Ames. Ames is the home of Iowa State University, with leading Design, Engineering,
Science and Agriculture colleges.
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