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Ames Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,486 at the 2010 census.
Based on per capita income, Ames Lake ranks 10th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Ames Lake is located in northern King County at 47°38′21″N 121°58′2″W (47.639081, -121.967131). The community surrounds a lake of the same name. It is 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Redmond, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Sammamish, and 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Seattle.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Ames Lake CDP has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.45 km2), of which 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2) are land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), or 6.98%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,435 people, 514 households, and 418 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 854.0 people per square mile (329.8/km2). There were 533 housing units at an average density of 317.2/sq mi (122.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.89% White, 0.07% African American, 0.21% Native American, 4.11% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.
There were 514 households, out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them.