Tama County IA Information


Tama County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,147
Population in Households 17,808
Population in Familes 14,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 339
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 7,035
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 4,848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,450 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,585 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 899 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $120,939
Average Home Value $157,927


Median Household Income $51,516
Average Household Income $64,101
Per Capita Income $25,048
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.29%
Households 0.2% 0.22%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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, 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 # 41 60th
Population Density1 # 56 44th
Diversity Index2 # 8 93rd
Median Household Income # 34 67th
Per Capita Income # 70 30th

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