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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Tama County is located in Iowa with a population of 17,236. Living in Tama County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Tama County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Tama County are above average.
Population
17,236

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Tama County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    481.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    320.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    521.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Tama County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,110
National
$55,322

Tama County Reviews

1 review
Tama county is filled with beautiful small towns that retain their historic characteristics. People are very friendly, and many of the towns are very good places to raise children. The school systems have a lot of diversity.
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