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Tama County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Tama County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Toledo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

722 sq mi (1,871 km²)
721 sq mi (1,868 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,103
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1843
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Tama county courthouse.jpg
Website www.tamacounty.org

Tama County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 18,103. Its county seat is Toledo.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,871 km²), of which 721 square miles (1,868 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.15%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Taimah, from A.R. Fulton's Red Men of Iowa 1882

Tama County was formed on February 17, 1843.[2] It was named for Taimah, a leader of the Meskwaki Indians.[3]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Tama County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 24,585
1910 22,156 −9.9%
1920 21,861 −1.3%
1930 21,987 0.6%
1940 22,428 2.0%
1950 21,688 −3.3%
1960 21,413 −1.3%
1970 20,147 −5.9%
1980 19,533 −3.0%
1990 17,419 −10.8%
2000 18,103 3.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,103 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.

Notable natives

Localities

Cities

Other communities

Townships

Tama County is divided into twenty-one townships:

  • Buckingham
  • Carlton
  • Carroll
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Crystal
  • Geneseo
  • Grant
  • Highland
  • Howard
  • Indian Village
  • Lincoln
  • Oneida
  • Otter Creek
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Salt Creek
  • Spring Creek
  • Tama
  • Toledo
  • York

Notes

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ City Community Description Congressional district Overview Population District type Geographical location/Climate Closest major city Political structure History Cultural institutions/events Distinguishing features Existing ties with Russia
  3. ^ Tama County
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°04′43″N 92°31′53″W / 42.07861°N 92.53139°W / 42.07861; -92.53139


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Tama County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Tama County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Toledo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.15%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18103
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.tamacounty.org

Tama County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 18,103. Its county seat is Toledo.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,871 km² (722 sq mi). 1,868 km² (721 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Tama County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,103 people, 7,018 households, and 4,968 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 7,583 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). 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.

Notable natives

Localities

Cities

Other community

Townships

  • Buckingham
  • Canton
  • Carroll
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Conway
  • Crystal
  • Geneseo
  • Grant
  • Highland
  • Indian Village
  • Lincoln
  • Oneida
  • Otter Creek
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Spring Creek
  • York

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°04′43″N, 92°31′53″WLatitude: 42°4′43″N
Longitude: 92°31′53″W


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