Ottumwa, IA

24,709 Population
15.9 square miles 1,558 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Population Density
1,558
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.1%
was 55.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.7%
was 10.1%
 
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 15.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 5.1
Ranked 15th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
20.5%
was 21.0%
 
Median Household Income
$38,090
was $38,570
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45
44.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
309
was 299.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,834.3
was 4,798.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
11,176
was 11,121
 
Median Rent
$624
was $614
 
Total Building Permits
19
was 8
 
Occupied Housing Units
10,011
was 10,068
 
Homeownership Rate
67.4%
was 67.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
5
was 4
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
704.7
was 701.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.3%
was 24.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
14
was 4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.7
was 0.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.8
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.1%
was 96.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.9%
was 84.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.5%
was 15.7%
 

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