Tama County, Iowa facts for kids
|Tama County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
722 sq mi (1,870 km²)
721 sq mi (1,867 km²)
1.1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.1%
25/sq mi (10/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Taimah|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 721 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.
- Grundy County (northwest)
- Black Hawk County (northeast)
- Benton County (east)
- Poweshiek County (south)
- Marshall County (west)
- Iowa County (southeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2010 census recorded a population of 17,767 in the county, with a population density of 24.5638/sq mi (9.4841/km2). There were 7,766 housing units, of which 6,947 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,767 people, 7,018 households, and 4,968 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,583 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.38% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 6.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 3.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,018 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,419, and the median income for a family was $43,646. Males had a median income of $30,723 versus $22,597 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,097. About 7.60% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.
Tama County is divided into twenty-one townships:
- Indian Village
- Otter Creek
- Salt Creek
- Spring Creek
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Tama County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|5||Sac and Fox/Meskwaki Settlement||AIAN||1,062|
|7||Le Grand (mostly in Marshall County)||City||938|
- George R. Struble (1836–1918). Iowa judge and politician from Toledo. Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, 1881-1883. Ardent prohibitionist. Brother of John T. Struble of Johnson County, Iowa, and Congressman Isaac S. Struble of Plymouth County, Iowa. Biography in the Journal of the House, memorial resolution of 3/23/1921.
- Michael Emerson Born In Cedar Rapids,Iowa and raised in Toledo, Iowa, Emmerson has been on Broadway and made appearances on Lost in 2004.
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