Income/capita 28%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 11%
Income per capita$21,447$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,646$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,931$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,375$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$36,587$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$24,514$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tama is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Tama is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tama is 11% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tama is 26% higher than the national average

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      Tama employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry28.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector23.3%3.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services9.3%13.7%
      Public administration2.4%5.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%0.7%
      Education, health & social services5.7%40.9%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hartwick, IA98$68,75024%
      Vining, IA73$63,75015%
      Montour, IA259$61,25011%
      Holiday Lake, IA323$60,93810%
      Dysart, IA1,418$60,68210%
      Tama, IA2,832$50,6468%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      West Hammond, NM2,832$55,3130%
      Oakhurst, CA2,832$34,57737%
      Cazenovia, NY2,833$58,3826%
      Lula, GA2,831$47,29715%
      East Brewton, AL2,830$26,96851%
      Tama, IA2,832$50,6468%
      Source: The Tama, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).