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The City of Tennant had a population of 74 as of July 1, 2016. Tennant ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tennant is located at latitude 41.5941 and longitude -95.4449 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tennant (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The City of Tennant (GNIS ID: 2396039) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Tennant is located within Township of Shelby, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tennant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tennant, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 74
Population in Households 74
Population in Familes 61
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 104
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $97,917
Average Home Value $127,586


Median Household Income $41,531
Average Household Income $58,546
Per Capita Income $25,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 0.8%
Households 1.85% 1.06%
Families 1.34% 0.79%
Median Household Income   6.09%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tennant, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tennant to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 914 10th
Population Density1 # 958 5th
Diversity Index2 # 583 42nd
Median Household Income # 894 11th
Per Capita Income # 667 34th

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