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Tennant, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Tennant had a population of 78 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Tennant, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 78
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 35
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 78
Population in Familes 64
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 110
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,340
Average Household Income $58,657
Per Capita Income $25,079


Total Housing Units 39 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $130,833


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.91% 0.76%
Households 1.96% 1.03%
Families 1.71% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

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, 2017 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 # 908 10th
Population Density # 954 6th
Diversity Index # 676 34th
Median Household Income # 734 27th
Per Capita Income # 723 28th

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