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Ames, Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Ames, Kansas is located in Kansas
Ames, Kansas
Ames, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Ames, Kansas is located in the United States
Ames, Kansas
Ames, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
1,306 ft (398 m)
 • Total 33
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-01725
GNIS ID 473350

Ames is an unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 33. It is located a couple miles southwest of Clyde next to state highway K-9.


Ames was founded in 1883.

A post office was opened in Shirley in 1868 (also known as Elm Creek, it is now an extinct town), but the post office was moved to Ames in 1878 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1993.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 33
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Ames as a census-designated place (CDP).


The community is served by Clifton-Clyde USD 224 public school district, which has three schools:

  • Clifton-Clyde Senior High School, located in Clyde.
  • Clifton-Clyde Middle School, located in Clifton.
  • Clifton-Clyde Grade School, located in Clifton.
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