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Tama, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Tama had a population of 2,832 as of July 1, 2015. Tama ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tama is located at latitude 41.9631 and longitude -92.5738 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tama (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Tama (GNIS ID: 2396027) 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 Tama is located within Township of Tama, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tama population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tama: Tama City.

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Tama, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,832
Population in Households 2,768
Population in Familes 2,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 1,075
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 694 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 381 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $94,504
Average Home Value $110,771


Median Household Income $41,193
Average Household Income $50,306
Per Capita Income $18,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.06%
Households -0.3% -0.11%
Families -0.38% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tama to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 122 88th
Population Density1 # 384 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 890 12th
Per Capita Income # 985 2nd

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