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Living In Tama, IA

Tama, Iowa is a small town with approximately 3,000 residents. Families with children are customary, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 36, the town's population skews notably younger than most cities in Iowa. Just 33% of residents rent in Tama, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $649/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Over the course of a year, renters in Tama will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Tama residents is shorter than nearly 70% of cities in Iowa. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 44% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Compared to the national average, Tama has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (27%). Additionally, 7% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Tama residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, entertainment, construction, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 31% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. Tama workers earn an average annual income of almost $57K, about $11,000 less than the state average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

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