Tama County, Iowa Population 2024

16,961

Tama County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 16,961 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tama County, Iowa is the 43rd largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 17,718 and has seen a growth of -4.27% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,106290.17%
202817,077290.17%
202717,048290.17%
202617,019290.17%
202516,990290.17%
202416,961290.17%
202316,932290.17%
202216,903290.17%
202116,874-203-1.19%
202017,0771731.02%
201916,904510.3%
201816,853-187-1.1%
201717,040-172-1%
201617,212-2-0.01%
201517,214-95-0.55%
201417,309-123-0.71%
201317,432-68-0.39%
201217,500-113-0.64%
201117,613-105-0.59%
201017,718
199017,419-2,114-10.82%
198019,533-614-3.05%
197020,147-1,266-5.91%
196021,413-275-1.27%
195021,688-740-3.3%
194022,4284412.01%
193021,9871260.58%
192021,861-295-1.33%
191022,156-2,429-9.88%
190024,5852,53311.49%
189022,0524672.16%
188021,5855,45433.81%
187016,13110,846205.22%
18605,2855,27765962.5%
18508-17,098-99.95%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.17% (29)
County Website
Tama County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
17,718
Area
721 mi²
Density
24 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.27% (-757)
Founded
1843

Tama County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,13483.06%
Native American1,2687.45%
Two or more races1,0226.01%
Other race3071.8%
Black or African American1771.04%
Asian1040.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.03%
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tama County, Iowa Population by Race

Tama County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Tama County, Iowa Median Age

41

Total

40

Male

42

Female

Tama County, Iowa Adults

There are 12,919 adults, (3,373 of whom are seniors) in Tama County, Iowa.

Tama County, Iowa Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Tama County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female8,39049.3%
Male8,62750.7%

Tama County, Iowa Population by Age

Tama County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,7032.4875.524.5
Married3,6032.9290.39.7
Non Family2,1061.226436
Female6393.4649.850.2
Male3553.8140.859.2
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tama County, Iowa 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 County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.83%.

Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,437

Average Earnings

$49,538

Average Male

$33,909

Average Female

Tama County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tama County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tama County, Iowa Language

87.66% of Tama County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 12.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.81% of the population.

Tama County, Iowa Language

Tama County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,0241,66612.79%
Hispanic1,94257729.71%
Native1,24926521.22%
Other30716854.72%
Multiple1,01410410.26%
Black1302720.77%
Asian10476.73%
Islander55100%
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15.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tama County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Asian, with 6.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.96%.

Tama County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.49%
High School11.99%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
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Tama County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.45%
Male Unemployed33.06%
Female Employed10.21%
Male Employed5.9%
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Tama County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tama County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Tama County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tama County, Iowa Marriage

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

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,032

Number of Veterans

965

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

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Tama County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Tama County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tama County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tama County, Iowa 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

78%

Born in Tama County, Iowa

94.74%

Native Born

5.26%

Foreign Born

3.3%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.74% of Tama County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 78% having been born in Iowa. 3.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tama County, Iowa Place of Birth

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