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Tama County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 17,451 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 18,103 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,030
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,450
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,443
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,467 (it was 1,575 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 721 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tama County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (42.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Tama County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,575  (49.1%)
Females: 8,876  (50.9%)
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Tama County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tama County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $56,814 ($37,419 in 1999)

This county:

$56,814
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $601)
This county:

$496
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $108,501 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Tama:

$108,501
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,726 - $175,781

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $140,566
Here:

$140,566
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,450
Here:

$178,450
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $139,064
Here:

$139,064
State:

$154,532

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,273
Here:

$136,273
State:

$106,475

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,935
Here:

$145,935
State:

$128,443

Mobile homes: $40,938
Here:

$40,938
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,036
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 364

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 60
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $189,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,493 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,545 (1.4%)

Tama County household income distribution in 2009 Tama County home values distribution Tama County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.3%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.4% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.0%
Tama County:

11.0%
Iowa:

12.2%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Black residents, 34.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tama County is $407 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $505 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $661 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, Garwin, Chelsea, Montour, Elberon, Clutier.

Tama County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tama County: Camp Courageous of Iowa (A), Camp De Shaw (B), Bowens Prairie (C), Highland Grove (D), Wayside (E), Cascade Sewer Plant (F), Iowa State Penal Farm (G), Jungletown Public Access (H), Fawn Creek Country Club (I), Olin Recreation Area Access (J), Walnut Acres Campground (K), Wapsipinicon Country Club (L), Edinburgh Ghost Town and Museum (M), Little Bear Country Club (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tama County include: Antioch Church (A), Wayne Zion Church (B), White Oak Church (C), Cass Center Church (D), Center Church (E), First United Church (F), Forest Chapel (G), Berean Bible Church (H), Fairview Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Madison Pioneer Cemetery (1), North Mineral Cemetery (2), Amber Cemetery (3), Norwich Cemetery (4), Olin Cemetery (5), Bear Creek Cemetery (6), Johnstown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: East Goose Lake (A), West Goose Lake (B), Central Park Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cline Creek (A), Deer Creek (B), Dutch Creek (C), Silver Creek (D), Tibetts Creek (E), Whitewater Creek (F), Prairie Creek (G), White Oak Creek (H), Pioneer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tama County include: Chimney Rock Indian Bluffs State Game Mgt Ar (1), Wapsipinicon State Park (2), Central Park (3), Muskrat Slough State Game Management Area (4), Pictured Rocks County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio , Benton County , Tolland County, Connecticut , Cassia County, Idaho , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , Tioga County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 561
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 361 (39% naturalized citizens)

Tama County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 78
  • 1990 to 1994: 87
  • 1985 to 1989: 50
  • 1980 to 1984: 48
  • 1975 to 1979: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1965 to 1969: 43
Note: State values scaled to Tama County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.5%

Tama County marital status for males Tama County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,464
  • One, attached: 63
  • Two: 95
  • 3 or 4: 263
  • 5 to 9: 112
  • 10 to 19: 111
  • 20 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 363
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Tama County with a mortgage: 2,092 (193 second mortgage, 227 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,930

Here:

52.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tama County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,23322
Catholic2,6144
Evangelical Protestant72710
Other8-
None9,185-
Tama County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Tama County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Tama County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tama County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Tama County:

28.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Tama County:

Average size of farms: 361 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,464
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $291.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,680
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,228
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.82%
Corn for grain: 165657 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 147925 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 88 acres

Tornado activity:

Tama County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 3406717.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 20 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/23/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tama County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 351.0 miles away from Tama County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 332.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 192.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 303.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 375.3 miles away from Tama County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2011 to July 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4016: August 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 4016, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 26, 1993 to April 12, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-986: April 26, 1993, FEMA Id: 986, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tama County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (62%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tama County (%):

  • German (35%)
  • Czech (12%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Czechoslovakian (2%)

Tama County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,455 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 959 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 327 (4%)
  • Other means: 58 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 571 (7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Tama County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 319 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Tama County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,103.

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.93% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($24,925 average AGI)
1.12% relocated from other states ($8,110 average AGI)
Tama County:

1.12%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, IA  1.05% ($27,556 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.64% ($33,295)
from Benton County, IA  0.39% ($38,333)
from Linn County, IA  0.26% ($29,778)
from Grundy County, IA  0.20% ($23,714)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.20% ($26,643)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.63% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($30,339 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($7,324 average AGI)
Tama County:

1.13%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, IA  1.17% ($32,148 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.87% ($57,233)
to Linn County, IA  0.41% ($25,143)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($40,130)
to Benton County, IA  0.26% ($27,889)
to Grundy County, IA  0.25% ($37,882)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.22% ($28,467)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Tama County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Tama County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tama County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tama County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,566 (3,227 aged, 339 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 369 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Tama County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (233)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (203)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (189)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (164)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (150)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (141)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (104)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)
  • Unspecified dementia (81)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (71)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,127
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,021

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,368
  • In family households: 14,849 (3,804 male householders, 1,017 female householders)
    3,926 spouses, 5,008 children (4,547 natural, 126 adopted, 335 stepchildren), 392 grandchildren, 89 brothers or sisters, 87 parents, 116 other relatives, 342 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,519 (1,059 male householders (841 living alone)), 1,067 female householders (965 living alone)), 393 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 399 (364 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,395 2-persons, 872 3-persons, 825 4-persons, 451 5-persons, 165 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,806 1-person, 272 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,428 married couples with children.
903 single-parent households (255 men, 648 women).

91.8% of residents of Tama County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,005,000 ($5,962 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $944,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,572,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,482,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,386,000
Federal grants: $14,740,000
Federal procurement contracts: $894,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,930,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $978,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,497,000
Federal Government insurance: $64,806,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,239
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,090
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -357
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tama County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 57
  • 2000 to 2009: 578
  • 1990 to 1999: 578
  • 1980 to 1989: 417
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,164
  • 1960 to 1969: 660
  • 1950 to 1959: 622
  • 1940 to 1949: 529
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,119
Note: State values scaled to Tama population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tama County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tama County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 499
  • 5 rooms: 992
  • 6 rooms: 1,281
  • 7 rooms: 1,102
  • 8 rooms: 797
  • 9+ rooms: 673
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 359
  • 5 rooms: 288
  • 6 rooms: 235
  • 7 rooms: 166
  • 8 rooms: 153
  • 9+ rooms: 65
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tama County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tama County population
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,220
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,670
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,220
  • 5+ bedrooms: 187
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 324
  • 2 bedrooms: 599
  • 3 bedrooms: 404
  • 4 bedrooms: 182
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tama County population
  • no vehicle: 159
  • 1 vehicle: 1,265
  • 2 vehicles: 2,291
  • 3 vehicles: 1,146
  • 4 vehicles: 401
  • 5+ vehicles: 181
  • no vehicle: 224
  • 1 vehicle: 593
  • 2 vehicles: 489
  • 3 vehicles: 194
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

62% of Tama County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Iowa.

Tama County:

62.2%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,130
  • Northeast: 94
  • Midwest: 1,478
  • South: 448
  • West: 573

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tama County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (41.8%)
  • Electricity (25.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.5%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 106
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

9.7%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tama County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $127,000
    Regular Highways: $118,000
    Central Staff Services: $71,000
    General - Other: $41,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,376,000
    Health - Other: $1,693,000
    Police Protection: $1,229,000
    Central Staff Services: $726,000
    General - Other: $665,000
    General Public Buildings: $476,000
    Financial Administration: $432,000
    Correctional Institutions: $359,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $304,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,215,000

Tama County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $654,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $141,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $59,000
    Rents: $23,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,356,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,323,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,286,000
    All Other: $158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,154,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $468,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $102,000
    Other License: $41,000

Tama County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,496,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 165
  • Number of aged recipients: 16
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 149
  • Number of recipients under 18: 24
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 109
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 32
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 79
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 60
Tama County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tama County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tama County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16679.6 years
Mary13784.5 years
William13678.4 years
Charles11779.5 years
Frank10979.6 years
James9576.6 years
Anna8988.0 years
Robert8372.7 years
George8279.4 years
Edward7578.4 years
Most common last names in Tama County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5978.5 years
Dvorak4279.3 years
Benda3976.3 years
Wilson3377.6 years
Mason2879.9 years
Anderson2674.3 years
Dostal2580.6 years
Novak2482.0 years
Wiese2381.2 years
Novotny2380.4 years
Businesses in Tama County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy1
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1