Tama County, Iowa Population 2020

Tama County, Iowa's estimated population is 17,055 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tama County, Iowa is the 44th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201816,904-151-0.89%
201717,055-136-0.79%
201617,191-26-0.15%
201517,217-94-0.54%
201417,311-120-0.69%
201317,431-69-0.39%
201217,500-112-0.64%
201117,612-107-0.60%
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%

How Many People Live in Tama County, Iowa?

17,055

Tama County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,11488.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3868.09%
Some Other Race2171.27%
Two or More Races2111.23%
Black or African American1430.83%
Asian580.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%

Tama County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2020

Tama County, Iowa Median Age

42.8


Total

41.9


Male

43.7


Female

Tama County, Iowa Adults

There are 12,986 adults, (3,284 of whom are seniors) in Tama County, Iowa.

Tama County, Iowa Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tama County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

8,639

50.41%

Male

8,497

49.59%

Tama County, Iowa Households and Families

Tama County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tama County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All76.3%23.7%
Non Family68.2%31.8%
Female53%47%
Male45.7%54.3%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7552.4876.3
Married3,5743.0688.1
Non Family2,2591.268.2
Female6093.4553
Male3133.2745.7

3.02

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tama County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4924.23%
9th to 12th Grade5614.82%
High School Graduate4,65440.03%
Some College2,58322.22%
Associates Degree1,46212.57%
Bachelors Degree1,37011.78%
Graduate Degree5054.34%

Tama County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,1439,5261,779
Native American71960678
Hispanic62830710
Other Race94292
Black6353
Multiple Races5454
Asian51476
Islander774

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 57.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,653$42,428$29,299
Less Than High School$27,404$32,054$22,092
High School Grad$32,288$40,945$24,734
Some College$34,931$43,218$29,060
Bachelors Degree$43,974$51,310$40,233
Graduate Degree$53,352$51,929$54,779

$35,653

Average Earnings

$42,428

Average Male

$29,299

Average Female

Tama County, Iowa Language

Tama County, Iowa Language by Age

Tama County, Iowa Language

88.53% of Tama County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.87% of the population.

Tama County, Iowa Poverty

Tama County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5151,36110.07%
Hispanic1,55735022.48%
Native1,34919814.68%
Multiple1966432.65%
Black1244435.48%
Asian582237.93%
Other21741.84%

12.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.36%

Male Poverty Rate

13.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tama County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Asian, with 37.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tama County, Iowa is Other, with 1.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.81%
High School9.53%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.81%
Male Unemployed26.26%
Female Employed7.44%
Male Employed4.67%

Tama County, Iowa Income

Tama County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,898$67,908
Families$68,489$80,509
Married Families$78,607$90,781
Non Families$30,747$39,649

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

Tama County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Tama County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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

Tama County, Iowa Veterans

1,110

Number of Veterans

1,068

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam481
First Gulf War110
Korea105
Second Gulf War78
World War II72
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0438.86%
Indian627.09%
Hispanic141.65%
Other53.85%

$Tama County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tama County, Iowa Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tama County, Iowa Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.44%

Born in Iowa

95.64%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.64% of Tama County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 80.44% having been born in Iowa. 2.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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