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Time Zone: Tama County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Toledo is the Seat for Tama County.

Tama County was founded February 17, 1843. Tama was created by taking area from Benton and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tama had a population of 17,377 people. This is a decrease of 4.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 18,103 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tama represented 0.62% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,767-1.86%+2.24% since 2009
200917,377-4.01%-0.98% since 2008
200817,549-3.06%-0.68% since 2007
200018,103The Last Census

More information can be found on the Tama County Census Page for Tama County.


Below are some of the communities located in Tama County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Tama County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Toledo   2,6052,5392.6% increase  
Tama   2,4902,7318.82% decrease  
Traer   1,5411,5943.32% decrease  
Dysart   1,2551,3033.68% decrease  
Gladbrook   9801,0153.45% decrease  

Websites for Tama County

Official Website:   www.tamacounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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