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Ames is a city in Liberty County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The community was named for a railroad foreman
The latitude of Ames is 30.053N. The longitude is -94.743W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,141.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ames demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Liberty County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77575 ZIP code.
0% of Ames residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ames ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ames was $12,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Ames residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ames, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $643.
Liberty County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ames political report.
The average commute time for Ames workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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