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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Story County are Ames, Cambridge, Collins, Colo, Fernald, Franklin, Gilbert, Grant, Howard, Huxley, Indian Creek, Kelley, Lafayette, Lincoln, Maxwell, McCallsburg, Milford, Nevada, New Albany, Palestine, Richland, Roland, Sheldahl, Sherman, Slater, Story City, Union, Warren, Washington, Zearing

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Story County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 98,537, making it the ninth-most populous county in Iowa. The county seat is Nevada; the largest city is Ames. The geographical center of Iowa lies in Story County, 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Ames.Story County comprises the Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area.The county is home to Iowa State University in Ames.