Tamms, Illinois

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Tamms, Illinois

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High Points

Tamms strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Tamms Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Tamms Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Tamms Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Tamms Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Tamms, Illinois

Comparing Tamms to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Age of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4

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Tamms Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Alexander
Standard Zip Codes 62988
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62993
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.235
Longitude -89.27

Tamms Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station CAIRO 3 N
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Tamms Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 724 100%
Male 331 45.7%
Female 393 54.3%
Under 18 212 29.3%
18+ 512 70.7%
65+ 141 19.5%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.1
White 541 74.7%
African-American 171 23.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.7%

Estimated Tamms Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,150
Growth 426
Growth % 58.8%

Tamms Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.7%
US/American 21.1%
German 13.9%
Irish 8.2%
English 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Dutch 1.9%
European 1.4%
Syrian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tamms, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elco (62988)
Unity (62993)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tamms 724 $28,214
Dongola 806 $32,115
Mound City 692 $22,143
Mounds 1,117 $20,125
Pulaski 274 $28,250
Thebes 478 $26,786
Ullin 779 $31,979
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Tamms High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

R R 1 BOX 384
A Title I School.
Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

PO BOX 400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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