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The Ames Tribune and AmesTrib.com provide unparalleled coverage of our community. Written by locals, for locals, our team is proud to live, play and work in the community we serve.

515-232-2160

     In a world of increasing advertising options, newspapers continue to be the most trusted medium and the top choice for shopping and checking advertising.
      We offer a comprehensive selection of quality digital and print products to help grow business and more easily navigate the market’s competitive media landscape.
      The Ames Tribune traces its roots to 1868 and has won many awards for its journalism, highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize won in 1997 for editorial writing. In addition to the daily print edition and website Amestrib.com, the Ames Tribune also publishes the Ames Business Monthly, Facets magazine,  Story County Sun, and other affiliated digital and print publications.

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      The Story City Herald has been in the publishing business since 1881 and is a weekly newspaper located in downtown Story City, Iowa. The Herald covers happenings for the local communities, including Story City and Roland. The publication prides itself on its extensive coverage of school activities and events in the Roland-Story school district, and coverage of various community organizations is also a part of the Herald’s weekly features.
     The Nevada Journal is a weekly publication serving residents of Nevada and eastern Story County. The publication delivers high-quality local news and information, including high school sports coverage of the

 Nevada and Colo-Nesco school districts.
      For over 120 years, the Tri-County Times, a weekly publication, has delivered local news to residents of southern Story County, northern Polk County and the eastern edge of Boone County, which includes the communities of Collins, Maxwell, Cambridge, Huxley, Slater, Kelley, Sheldahl, Alleman, Polk City, Elkhart and Madrid. The publication provides high school sports coverage of the Collins-Maxwell, Ballard and North Polk high school districts.
      In addition to these publications, the GateHouse Media Iowa group includes the Boone News Republican, Dallas County News, Dallas County Today, and the Perry Chief.

Total Population

98,722

Total Households

37,477

Average Household Income

$79,331

Age

18-34

35-44

45-54

55+


MEDIAN

AGE 32 


Education
(adults age 25+)

Employment
(population age 16+)

Executive/Professional/Mgr. 

Office/Administrative Support

Sales

Healthcare

Services

College Graduate

Some College, no degree

High School Graduate

Other

Household Income

Own a Home

Under $35,000

$35,000-$49,999

$50,000-$74,999

$75,000+

Children at Home

Base Total Houses 37,477

2018 Claritas, Story County, IA

Consumer Spending - Story County, IA

Demographic Profile - Story County, IA

Total Annual Consumer Spending

$2.1 Billion

Market Reach

We reach your most profitable customers.

Print & digital newspaper delivers 6 out of 10 shoppers

amestrib.com

Average Monthly Traffic

Page Views

Visitors

590,326

144,969

Digital Traffic

Google Analytics 2018 Jan-Dec

61%

60%

61%

57%

67%

67%

52%

56%

65%

64%

57%

Print & Digital Reach

Total Adults

Men

Women

Adults Age 18-54

Adults Age 55+

College Educated Adults

High School Graduates

HHI under $50,000

HHI $50,000+

Homeowners

Families with Children in the Home

Scarborough USA+ 2018 R1, National average; INA+ Audience (weekly print, monthly digital)

$76
$22
$99
$77
$173
$184
$395
$24
$37
$96
$128

2018 Environics Analytics, Story County, IA

Expenditure
 (in millions)

Key Consumer Categories  

Apparel
Computers, Software & Accessories  

Education

Household Furnishing and Appliances

Health Care

Groceries

Automotive - All

Pet Related

Sports & Recreation

Travel

Dining Out

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The Ames Tribune and AmesTrib.com provide unparalleled coverage of our community. Written by locals, for locals, our team is proud to live, play and work in the community we serve.

AmesTrib.com

Ames Tribune • Nevada Journal 

Tri-County Times

Story City Herald

317 5th Street • Ames, IA 50010

(515) 232-2160

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Classified Advertising: (515) 663-9891 

Subscriber Services: (515) 663-9890 

Newsroom: (515) 663-9892

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Photo by John Smith, The Star 2018

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48%
38,878

Men

52%
42,657

12,511

4,438

6,556

13,972

55%

24%

20,591

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