Tama County, Iowa Population 2021

Tama County, Iowa's estimated population is 16,824 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tama County, Iowa is the 44th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 17,719 and has seen a growth of -5.05% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,824-15-0.09%
202016,839-15-0.09%
201916,854-15-0.09%
201816,869-160-0.94%
201717,029-163-0.95%
201617,192-25-0.15%
201517,217-92-0.53%
201417,309-121-0.69%
201317,430-71-0.41%
201217,501-113-0.64%
201117,614-105-0.59%
201017,7193001.72%
199017,419-2,114-10.82%
198019,533-614-3.05%
197020,147-1,266-5.91%
196021,413-275-1.27%
195021,688-740-3.30%
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%
18605,2855,27765962.50%
185080.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-15)
County Website
State
Founded
1843
County Seat
2010 Population
17,719
Growth Since 2010
-5.05% (-895)
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Tama County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,95287.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4388.44%
Some Other Race2251.32%
Two or More Races1781.05%
Black or African American1570.92%
Asian780.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
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Tama County, Iowa Population by Race

Tama County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Tama County, Iowa Median Age

42.6


Total

41.9


Male

43.5


Female

Tama County, Iowa Adults

There are 12,936 adults, (3,324 of whom are seniors) in Tama County, Iowa.

Tama County, Iowa Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Tama County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

8,588

50.42%

Male

8,444

49.58%

Tama County, Iowa Population by Age

Tama County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tama County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male49.8%50.2%
Female50.8%49.2%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
All75.8%24.2%
Married88.3%11.7%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tama County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7672.4675.8
Married3,5383.0488.3
Non Family2,3351.2166.6
Female5733.5950.8
Male3213.2149.8

3.02

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Tama County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4433.81%
9th to 12th Grade5714.91%
High School Graduate4,65240.03%
Some College2,60922.45%
Associates Degree1,51113.00%
Bachelors Degree1,36211.72%
Graduate Degree4724.06%
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Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0409,4701,731
Native American72263784
Hispanic69334413
Black8678
Other Race83102
Asian6963
2+ Races49494
Islander444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,908$44,034$29,077
Less Than 9th Grade$28,643$34,943$22,049
High School Graduate$33,782$43,796$24,533
Some College$32,762$43,301$29,328
Bachelors Degree$46,386$53,494$41,719
Graduate Degree$58,068$51,612$61,974

$35,908

Average Earnings

$44,034

Average Male

$29,077

Average Female

Tama County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tama County, Iowa Language by Age

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Tama County, Iowa Language

88.03% of Tama County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.37% of the population.

Tama County, Iowa Language

Tama County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3341,3309.97%
Hispanic1,64036122.01%
Native1,39625518.27%
Multiple1743821.84%
Black1293426.36%
Asian783038.46%
Other22552.22%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.52%

Male Poverty Rate

14.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tama County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Asian, with 38.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Other, with 2.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.99%.

Tama County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.46%
High School9.71%
Some College8.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%

Tama County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.32%
Male Unemployed23.24%
Female Employed7.70%
Male Employed4.54%

Tama County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tama County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,037$70,779
Families$71,080$84,076
Married Families$78,771$93,521
Non Families$32,031$41,130
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Income by Household Type

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Tama County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

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1,090

Number of Veterans

1,048

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam453
Korea131
First Gulf War125
Second Gulf War81
World War II40

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74327
75+320
55 to 64220
35 to 54187
18 to 3436

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0148.67%
Native American687.86%
Black88.42%
Hispanic70.77%

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Tama County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Tama County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Tama County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.70%

Born in Tama County, Iowa

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.78%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.20% of Tama County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 80.70% having been born in Iowa. 2.78% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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