Tama, Iowa Population 2024

3,050

Tama is a city located in Tama County Iowa. Tama has a 2024 population of 3,050. Tama is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -2.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,116 in 2020.

The average household income in Tama is $69,590 with a poverty rate of 21.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tama is 31.3 years, 30.1 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Tama Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tama was:

  • White: 65.05%
  • Two or more races: 16.24%
  • Other race: 8.82%
  • Native American: 7.61%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,035.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.12% (-66)
The current population of Tama, Iowa is 3,050 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,116.

Tama, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,99965.05%
Two or more races49916.24%
Other race2718.82%
Native American2347.61%
Black or African American702.28%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tama Population by Race

Tama Population Pyramid 2024

Tama Median Age

31.3

Total

30.1

Male

33.1

Female

Tama Adults

There are 2,083 adults, (471 of whom are seniors) in Tama.

Tama Age Dependency

90.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tama Sex Ratio

Female1,47848.1%
Male1,59551.9%

Tama Population by Age

Tama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0682.8269.230.8
Married5213.0893.96.1
Non Family2951.3656.643.4
Female1533.4539.960.1
Male994.822.277.8
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3.23

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.8%.

Tama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,083

Average Earnings

$47,237

Average Male

$31,636

Average Female

Tama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tama Language

65.03% of Tama residents speak only English, while 34.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.26% of the population.

Tama Language

Tama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,18037431.69%
White1,50824115.98%
Other27116259.78%
Multiple499357.01%
Native234229.4%
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21.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.41%

Male Poverty Rate

25.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tama is Other, with 59.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tama is Multiple, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.64%.

Tama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.73%
Some College15.53%
High School11.05%
Bachelors or Greater
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Tama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed73.53%
Male Unemployed31.51%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Employed5.86%
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Tama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Tama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

171

Number of Veterans

163

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Tama Veterans by War

count

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Tama Veterans by Age

count

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Tama Veterans by Race

Tama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Tama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.62%

Born in Tama

80.57%

Native Born

19.43%

Foreign Born

14.9%

Non Citizen

4.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.57% of Tama residents were born in the United States, with 56.62% having been born in Iowa. 14.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tama Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,015-7-0.23%
20283,022-7-0.23%
20273,029-7-0.23%
20263,036-7-0.23%
20253,043-7-0.23%
20243,050-7-0.23%
20233,057-7-0.23%
20223,064-7-0.23%
20213,071-45-1.44%
20203,11637213.56%
20192,744130.48%
20182,731-41-1.48%
20172,772-29-1.04%
20162,80190.32%
20152,792-16-0.57%
20142,808-21-0.74%
20132,829-6-0.21%
20122,835-20-0.7%
20112,855-14-0.49%
20102,8691385.05%
20002,731341.26%
19902,697-271-9.13%
19802,968-32-1.07%
19703,000752.56%
19602,925-5-0.17%
19502,930983.46%
19402,8322067.84%
19302,626250.96%
19202,601-48-1.81%
19002,649
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Tama Population by Year