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Tennant, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Tennant is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Shelby County at latitude 41.5941 and longitude -95.4449. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tennant, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tennant, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tennant indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Tennant, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 71
Population in Households 71
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $120,536


Median Household Income $54,987
Average Household Income $61,766
Per Capita Income $25,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.02% 0.28%
Households 1.39% 0.57%
Families 1.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 2014 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 # 921 9th
Population Density1 # 961 5th
Diversity Index2 # 521 49th
Median Household Income # 373 63rd
Per Capita Income # 541 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.