Ames Lake, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ames Lake, Washington - Basic Facts

The Ames Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,570 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ames Lake is located at latitude 47.634 and longitude -121.9606 in King County. The formal boundaries for the Ames Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Ames Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407739) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ames Lake Census Designated Place is located within Seattle East Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ames Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ames Lake, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,570
Population in Households 1,570
Population in Familes 1,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 982
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $618,490
Average Home Value $672,585


Median Household Income $119,175
Average Household Income $149,758
Per Capita Income $54,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 1.17%
Households 0.62% 0.98%
Families 0.67% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ames Lake, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ames Lake to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 347 45th
Population Density1 # 301 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 459 27th
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.