Ottumwa Information

Ottumwa Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Ottumwa, IA

General Ottumwa Information

State: Iowa

County: Wapello County

Close cities: Hedrick, IA, Drakesville, IA, Eldon, IA, Bloomfield, IA, Agency, IA, Blakesburg, IA, Batavia, IA, Kirkville, IA, Chillicothe, IA, Floris, IA

Ottumwa Population (census data)
Total 24,531 (-1.3% since 2000)
Male 11,804 (48.1%)
Female 12,727 (51.9%)

Population Density: 1,553 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 75.3 (US Avg is 100)

Ottumwa Elevation: 700 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1888

Land Area: 15.8 square miles

Median Household Income: $34,233

Zip Codes: 52501.

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Ottumwa Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (19.1%)
  • English (12.4%)
  • Irish (12.4%)
  • United States (10.8%)
  • Dutch (4.8%)
  • French (2.8%)
Foriegn Born: 585 people (2.4%)
  • Latin America (54.2%)
  • Asia (20.8%)
  • Europe (12.5%)
  • Africa (12.5%)

Ottumwa School Information

High Schools
Ottumwa High School (501 E 2nd, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Middle Schools
Evans Middle School (812 Chester, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Elementary Schools
Agassiz Elementary School (608 E Williams, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Douma Elementary School (307 W Mary, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Eisenhower Elementary School (2624 Marilyn Road, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Horace Mann Elementary School (1523 N Court, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
James Elementary School (1001 N Benton, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Pickwick Elementary School (1306 W Williams, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Wildwood Elementary School (438 McKinley, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Wilson Elementary School (1102 E 4th, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Pre-Kindergarten Special Education (422 McCarroll Drive, Ottumwa, IA, 52501 - Ottumwa Community School District District)

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