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Tama County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2018: 17,265 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Tama County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.3%), Retail trade (19.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.6%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Tama County, IA (2018)
    • 13,95877.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6519.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2977.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1791.0%Two or more races
    • 1510.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 610.3%Asian alone
    • 110.06%Some other race alone
    • 30.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.1 years
Males: 8,553  (49.5%)
Females: 8,712  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Tama County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $57,210 ($37,419 in 1999)
This county:

$57,210
Iowa:

$59,955

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $523 (lower quartile is $383, upper quartile is $644)
This county:

$523
State:

$638


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $115,148 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Tama:

$115,148
Iowa:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,618 - $180,911

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $154,392
Here:

$154,392
State:

$188,517

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,746
Here:

$196,746
State:

$182,284

In 2-unit structures: $166,135
Here:

$166,135
State:

$184,614

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,366
Here:

$191,366
State:

$149,521

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,059
Here:

$163,059
State:

$141,424

Mobile homes: $38,304
Here:

$38,304
State:

$44,594

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,093
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

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:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $205,100
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $244,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tama, IA residents
Average permit cost in Tama, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,577 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $1,747 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Tama, IA in 2018
Distribution of house value in Tama, IA in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Tama, IA in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 11.6%
Tama County:

11.6%
Iowa:

11.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for American Indian residents, 1.8% for other race residents, 35.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 42.8 years old
(Males: 42.0 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.1 years old, Black residents: 19.2 years old, American Indian residents: 24.5 years old, Asian residents: 46.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.6 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Tama, IA
County total employment by year in Tama, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Tama, IA

Current college students: 561
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 808 (35.6% naturalized citizens)

Tama County:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1932010 or later
  • 2522000 to 2009
  • 1241990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 56Before 1970

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: 6,830
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 205
  • 3 or 4: 163
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 93
  • 20 to 49: 25
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 314

Housing units in Tama County with a mortgage: 2,775 (83 second mortgage, 169 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,440

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tama County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 157% greater 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 351.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 455.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 192.9 miles away from Tama 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
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, Incident Period: August 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4557, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tama County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Tama

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,685 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 426 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 68 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 288 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 423 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (71%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Morocco (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tama County


  • German (25%)
  • Czech (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)

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 $57,680.

6.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.36% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($28,977 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($10,322 average AGI)
Tama County:

1.92%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.01% ($46,629 average AGI)
from Marshall County, IA  0.88% ($38,869)
from Benton County, IA  0.39% ($50,111)
from Grundy County, IA  0.32% ($48,545)
from Linn County, IA  0.29% ($36,550)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.75% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($34,211 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($8,900 average AGI)
Tama County:

1.35%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, IA  1.14% ($39,354 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.81% ($66,232)
to Linn County, IA  0.45% ($26,226)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,167)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.36% ($38,520)
to Benton County, IA  0.30% ($56,238)

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 2019: 11.7

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 population in Tama County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tama County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Tama County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (207)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (203)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (186)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (148)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (131)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (84)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (25)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (21)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (14)
  • Unspecified dementia (13)

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: 17,265
  • In family households: 14,115 (2,343 male householders, 2,151 female householders)
    3,491 spouses, 4,580 children (4,292 natural, 129 adopted, 156 stepchildren), 512 grandchildren, 143 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 279 other relatives, 505 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,769 (1,212 male householders (959 living alone)), 1,103 female householders (973 living alone)), 456 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 375

Size of family households: 2,311 2-persons, 806 3-persons, 718 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,930 1-person, 326 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 27 5-persons.

2,399 married couples with children.
1,002 single-parent households (314 men, 688 women).

87.9% of residents of Tama speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 74% speak English well).
4.9% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

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:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Tama County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Tama County, Iowa
  • 1202014 or later
  • 852010 to 2013
  • 4652000 to 2009
  • 5981990 to 1999
  • 4511980 to 1989
  • 1,0381970 to 1979
  • 6301960 to 1969
  • 6611950 to 1959
  • 4401940 to 1949
  • 3,3631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tama County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tama County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tama County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 933 rooms
  • 5654 rooms
  • 7405 rooms
  • 1,0626 rooms
  • 1,0197 rooms
  • 7738 rooms
  • 9589+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tama County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tama County, Iowa
  • 291 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 2373 rooms
  • 3134 rooms
  • 3985 rooms
  • 1976 rooms
  • 2147 rooms
  • 938 rooms
  • 1059+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tama County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tama County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tama County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1361 bedroom
  • 1,1672 bedrooms
  • 2,4303 bedrooms
  • 1,2034 bedrooms
  • 2685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tama County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tama County, Iowa
  • 29no bedroom
  • 2461 bedroom
  • 5342 bedrooms
  • 4983 bedrooms
  • 2474 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 39no vehicle
  • 1,0851 vehicle
  • 2,0292 vehicles
  • 1,1933 vehicles
  • 5204 vehicles
  • 3765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tama County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 177no vehicle
  • 6701 vehicle
  • 4562 vehicles
  • 1823 vehicles
  • 904 vehicles
  • 435+ vehicles

89.0% of Tama County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Iowa.

Tama County:

89.0%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 13,786
  • Other state: 2,609
  • Northeast: 108
  • Midwest: 1,342
  • South: 496
  • West: 669
Year householders moved into unit in Tama County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tama County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 22.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 116
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

9.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

13.0%
Iowa:

24.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Tama County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,427,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,993,000
    Health - Other: $3,072,000
    Police Protection: $1,839,000
    General - Other: $1,410,000
    Financial Administration: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $631,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Central Staff Services: $492,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    General Public Buildings: $312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $112,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $361,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $351,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $47,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,692,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,351,000
    Other: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,325,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $172,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,507,000

Tama County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,427,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,993,000
    Health - Other: $3,072,000
    Police Protection: $1,839,000
    General - Other: $1,410,000
    Financial Administration: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $631,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Central Staff Services: $492,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    General Public Buildings: $312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $112,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $361,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $351,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $47,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,692,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,351,000
    Other: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,325,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $172,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,507,000

Tama County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,427,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,993,000
    Health - Other: $3,072,000
    Police Protection: $1,839,000
    General - Other: $1,410,000
    Financial Administration: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $631,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Central Staff Services: $492,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    General Public Buildings: $312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $112,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $361,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $351,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $47,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,692,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,351,000
    Other: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,325,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $172,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,507,000

Tama County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,427,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,993,000
    Health - Other: $3,072,000
    Police Protection: $1,839,000
    General - Other: $1,410,000
    Financial Administration: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $631,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Central Staff Services: $492,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    General Public Buildings: $312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $112,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $361,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $351,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $47,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,692,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,482,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,351,000
    Other: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,325,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $590,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $216,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $172,000
    Other License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,507,000

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
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