Oto, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.5%
Males: 37  (35.1%)
Females: 71  (64.9%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 51044

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,368 (it was $22,857 in 2000)
Oto:

$39,368
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,117 (it was $9,237 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $48,247 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Oto:

$48,247
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $145,101; Detached houses: $147,595; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,267; In 2-unit structures: $9,314; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $43,581; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $83,817; Mobile homes: $85,922

Median gross rent in 2016: $564.

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  • Races in Oto, IA (2010)

    Oto races chart
    • 9588.0%White alone
    • 109.3%Hispanic
    • 10.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.9%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oto: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.6%), English (5.7%), Irish (2.9%), Italian (2.9%), Norwegian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/10/1888

Elevation: 1096 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Oto:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oto city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% North America).

This city:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oto, Iowa as of November 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Oto to the number of sex offenders is 111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $794 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $615 (1.7%)

Oto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (29.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (71.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (422.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Smithland, IA (2.1 miles ), Rodney, IA (2.5 miles) , Anthon, IA (2.7 miles ), Danbury, IA (3.1 miles ), Mapleton, IA (3.1 miles ), Climbing Hill, IA (3.2 miles) , Hornick, IA (3.3 miles ), Correctionville, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 95.89 W

Area code: 712

Oto household income distribution Oto home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Average climate in Oto, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oto-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Oto city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oto-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Oto center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from Oto center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Woodbury County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oto topographic map

Birthplace of: Arnold J. Isbell - Navy officer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Oto:

  • HEIGHTS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • MAPLE HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MAPLETON, IA)
  • CORRECTIONVILLE NURSING AND REHA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORRECTIONVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oto:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 28 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Buena Vista University (about 43 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Wayne State College (about 58 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 63 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 70 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Creighton University (about 71 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

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Notable locations in Oto: Oto Community Ambulance Service (A), Oto Community Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oto include: Saint Mary's Catholic Church (A), United Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Woodbury County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.693. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.693
U.S.:

1.912
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 30.6%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Iowa average:

10.4

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Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oto city (based on Woodbury County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,73213
Mainline Protestant17,71353
Evangelical Protestant17,16263
Other2,24011
Orthodox4502
Black Protestant1261
None41,749-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Woodbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Woodbury County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Woodbury County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Woodbury County:

28.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$400
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$180
Sewerage 0$0 1$277
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$249
Water Supply 0$0 1$680
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,786

Oto government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($157.41)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($111.11)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($64.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.52)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($64.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($101.85)

Oto government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($138.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($46.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($46.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($83.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($111.11)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $12,000 ($111.11)
    Property: $10,000 ($92.59)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.26)

Oto government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($925.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $99,000 ($916.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($9.26)

Oto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $192,000 ($1777.78)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dakota County, NE  0.81% ($27,522 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.36% ($32,957)
from Union County, SD  0.36% ($39,482)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dakota County, NE  0.58% ($28,289 average AGI)
to Union County, SD  0.42% ($70,853)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.41% ($35,648)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oto:

  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KTFJ (1250 AM; 1 kW; DAKOTA CITY, NE; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oto:

  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KILV (107.5 FM; CASTANA, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oto:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (44%)

Oto compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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