Tama County IA Information


Tama County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,933
Population in Households 17,561
Population in Familes 14,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 372
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 7,031
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,834
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,454 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,577 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 839 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $105,928
Average Home Value $126,508


Median Household Income $52,809
Average Household Income $61,436
Per Capita Income $24,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.2%
Households 0.28% 0.22%
Families 0.06% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


Tama County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tama County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents 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 # 41 60th
Population Density1 # 56 44th
Diversity Index2 # 8 93rd
Median Household Income # 29 72nd
Per Capita Income # 67 33rd

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