Other cities in the 515 area code include: Pleasant Hill, Pleasantville, Boone, Algona, Indianola, Ankeny, Webster City, Winterset, Jefferson, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Waukee, Clarion, Altoona, Grimes, Perry, Polk City, Adel, Gilmore City, Granger, Prairie City, Jewell, Runnells, Nevada, Story City, Woodward, Stuart, Callender, Harcourt, Pilot Mound, Kamrar, Somers, Colfax, Van Meter, Gowrie, Mc Callsburg, Lakota, Earlham, Alden, Bancroft, Renwick, Blairsburg, Livermore, Madrid, Huxley, Slater, Goldfield, Radcliffe, Ellsworth, Clare, Dallas Center, Burt, Whittemore, Titonka, Moorland, Redfield, Barnum, Corwith, Johnston, Ogden, Roland, West Bend, Maxwell, Elkhart, Dayton, Swea City, Otho, Badger, Williams, Churdan, Lehigh, Stanhope, Minburn, Wesley, Lu Verne, Duncombe, Fenton, Kelley, Paton, Lone Rock, Woolstock, Vincent, Carlisle, Farnhamville, Norwalk, Stratford, De Soto, Dexter, Cambridge, Bouton, Grand Junction, Dows, Rippey, Ledyard, and Dawson.
Des Moines Listen i / d ᵻ ˈ m ɔɪ n / is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one spot for U.S. insurance companies" in a Business Wire article and named the third-largest "insurance capital" of the world. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred have large operations in or near the metro area. In recent years Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Facebook have built data processing and logistical facilities in the Des Moines metro. Forbes magazine ranked Des Moines as the "Best Place for Business" in both 2010 and 2013. In 2014, NBC ranked Des Moines as the "Wealthiest City in America," according to its criteria. Des Moines is an important city in U.S. presidential politics: as the state's capital, it is the site of the first caucuses of the presidential primary cycle. Many presidential candidates set up campaign headquarters in Des Moines. A 2007 article in The New York Times said, "If you have any desire to witness presidential candidates in the most close-up and intimate of settings, there is arguably no better place to go than Des Moines."
Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa in Story County. Lying approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, it had a 2010 population of 58,965. The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area. While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in the nearby city of Nevada 8 miles (13 km) east of Ames.Ames is the home of Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a public research institution with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. ISU is the nation's first designated land-grant university, and the birthplace of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer, the world's first electronic digital computer. Ames hosts one of two national sites for the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which comprises the National Veterinary Services Laboratory and the Center for Veterinary Biologics. Ames is also the home of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center. NADC is the largest federal animal disease center in the U.S., conducting research aimed at solving animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Ames has the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation.In 2010, Ames was ranked ninth on CNNMoney.com "Best Places to Live" list.
Clive is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 Census the population is at 15,447. It is part of the Des Moines – West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clive is known for its Greenbelt Park and trail system running through the entire community. Clive serves as the axis of the western Des Moines suburbs, being located between Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines along the major transportation corridors of I-35, I-80 and I-235. The City of Urbandale is to the north to northwest, the City of West Des Moines is to the southeast to southwest, the City of Waukee in Dallas County is to the west.
The 515 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 7:54 PM on May 24, 2022.