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Kelley is located approximately five miles south of Ames, three miles west of U.S. Highway 69, and five miles west of Interstate 35. The city is served by Ballard Community School District and is widely known for its fully operational phone booth.

The city has a proud tradition of being a welcoming community that provides small town amenities and reliable services to its citizens. Kelley certainly proves that great things often come in small packages!

Demographics

Population

Number

Percent

Total Population (2010)

309

100%

     Male

155

50.2%

     Female

154

49.8%

Median Age (years)

35.1

-

Income

   

Median Household (2011)

$58,500

-

Cost of Living Index (2012)

85.9%

100%

Education

Ballard Community School District

Schools

2012-2013 Enrollment

Total Enrollment

1,541

Graduation Rate

98.28%

ACT Average

23.1*

Total Teacher Staff

76.4

*Compared to an Iowa average of 22.1 and a national average of 21.0

Leading Employers

  • Ihle Transport Inc.
    Ihle Transport specializes in commercial transportation and hauling services and employs fifteen people.
     
  • Data Point Research Inc.
    Data Point designs and conducts business research studies and has a staff of seven individuals.
     
  • CRD Advisors LLC
    CRD Advisors provides agricultural research and development services and employs six people.

 

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