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Tennant is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 73 at the 2000 census.



Tennant is located at 41°35′39″N 95°26′31″W / 41.59417°N 95.44194°W / 41.59417; -95.44194 (41.594246, -95.441976)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 78 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.3 people per square mile (39.7/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 44.8/sq mi (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 32 households out of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 30.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $30,938, females $21,250.. The per capita income for the city was $18,982. 1.7% of the population is below the poverty line, but no families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, none are under the age of 18 or of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


The town's government is based on the mayor-council system. Roy Williamson is the mayor, while Shelly Tearney is the City Clerk. Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.[citation needed]


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