Tamms, Illinois facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Tamms, Illinois
Village
Tamms Depot front.jpg
Tamms Depot, now the village hall
Country United States
State Illinois
County Alexander
Coordinates 37°14′25″N 89°15′53″W / 37.24028°N 89.26472°W / 37.24028; -89.26472
Area 2.33 sq mi (6 km²)
 - land 2.33 sq mi (6 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 1,043 (2010)
Density 447.6 /sq mi (173 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62988
Area code 618
Wikimedia Commons: Tamms, Illinois

Tamms is a village in Alexander County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,043 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tamms is the location of the Tamms Correctional Center, a super-maximum correctional facility operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections that housed the State of Illinois execution chamber.

History

Tamms was established under the name of Idlewild in 1883.

Geography

Tamms is located at 37°14′25″N 89°15′53″W / 37.24028°N 89.26472°W / 37.24028; -89.26472 (37.240207, -89.264822).

According to the 2010 census, Tamms has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 400
1920 822 105.5%
1930 717 −12.8%
1940 777 8.4%
1950 665 −14.4%
1960 548 −17.6%
1970 645 17.7%
1980 826 28.1%
1990 748 −9.4%
2000 724 −3.2%
2010 1,043 44.1%
Est. 2015 550 −47.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 724 people, 279 households, and 191 families residing in the village. The population density was 309.4 people per square mile (119.5/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 135.1 per square mile (52.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 74.72% White, 23.62% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $19,511, and the median income for a family was $28,214. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,131. About 24.7% of families and 30.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.1% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.


Tamms, Illinois Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.