Ottawa, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 12,342 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 5,759  (46.7%)
Females: 6,583  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66067.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,321 (it was $34,071 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$47,321
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,757 (it was $16,840 in 2000)

Ottawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,545 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$127,545
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $118,506; detached houses: $121,912; mobile homes: $59,318

Median gross rent in 2017: $792.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ottawa: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.1%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.4% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ottawa, KS (2010)
    • 11,21788.7%White alone
    • 6345.0%Hispanic
    • 3572.8%Two or more races
    • 2722.2%Black alone
    • 1070.8%American Indian alone
    • 490.4%Asian alone
    • 120.09%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ottawa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Ottawa, Kansas as of January 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ottawa is 271 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Ottawa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(87.7)
11
(86.7)
15
(116.3)
10
(77.3)
7
(53.5)
5
(39.3)
9
(71.0)
8
(63.8)
5
(40.2)
6
(48.6)
9
(73.0)
11
(89.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(47.8)
1
(7.9)
3
(23.3)
2
(15.5)
1
(7.6)
2
(15.7)
2
(15.8)
2
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.3)
5
(40.5)
1
(8.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
60
(478.4)
42
(331.1)
46
(356.6)
30
(231.9)
28
(214.2)
22
(172.8)
26
(205.0)
20
(159.4)
28
(225.1)
17
(137.8)
33
(267.6)
51
(414.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(757.5)
86
(677.9)
62
(480.6)
57
(440.6)
62
(474.3)
94
(738.5)
52
(410.0)
82
(653.6)
66
(530.6)
41
(332.2)
29
(235.1)
37
(300.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
592
(4,721)
377
(2,972)
335
(2,597)
245
(1,894)
289
(2,211)
229
(1,799)
244
(1,924)
223
(1,777)
286
(2,299)
178
(1,442)
293
(2,376)
238
(1,935)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(255.2)
22
(173.4)
9
(69.8)
13
(100.5)
15
(114.7)
8
(62.8)
8
(63.1)
18
(143.5)
29
(233.1)
17
(137.8)
19
(154.0)
38
(308.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(47.8)
3
(23.6)
10
(77.5)
2
(15.5)
4
(30.6)
3
(23.6)
5
(39.4)
2
(15.9)
4
(32.2)
3
(24.3)
5
(40.5)
3
(24.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)442.5318.1314.4227.5234.1199.4213.2216.0224.9165.7247.9280.1

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City-data.com crime index in Ottawa, KS

Crime rate in Ottawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (21.3%), American (14.7%), Irish (12.2%), English (9.5%), Italian (3.4%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/23/1867

Elevation: 901 feet

Land area: 6.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,844 people per square mile   (low).

Ottawa, Kansas map

191 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,124 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,870 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, KS (24.1 miles , pop. 80,098).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (50.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (411.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Princeton, KS (2.9 miles ),
Rantoul, KS (3.2 miles ),
Pomona, KS (3.2 miles ),
Baldwin City, KS (3.5 miles ),
Wellsville, KS (3.5 miles ),
Williamsburg, KS (3.8 miles ),
Quenemo, KS (3.8 miles ),
Richmond, KS (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.61 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +426 (+3.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,640 (58.6%)

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Ottawa, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ottawa, KS in 2017
Ottawa satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $136,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $174,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Ottawa, KS residents
Average permit cost in Ottawa, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Ottawa, KS
Historical housing units in Ottawa, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +849 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in Ottawa, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Ottawa, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)

Average climate in Ottawa, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ottawa, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the Ottawa city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ottawa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.4 miles away from Ottawa center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 330.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 399.4 miles away from Ottawa center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 341.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 290.5 miles away from Ottawa center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ottawa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ottawa:

  • RANSOM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 1301 S MAIN STREET)
  • CRESTVIEW NURSING HOME (1140 W SEVENTH ST TERR)
  • OTTAWA RETIREMENT VILLAGE (1100 W 15TH ST)
  • KANSAS DIALYSIS SERVICES - OTTAWA (1320 S. ASH #206)

Airports located in Ottawa:

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Colleges/Universities in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa University-Ottawa (Full-time enrollment: 546; Location: 1001 South Cedar; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ottawa.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Ottawa University-Online (Full-time enrollment: 434; Location: 1001 South Cedar; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ottawa.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:

  • Baker University (about 13 miles; Baldwin City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Kansas (about 24 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 32 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 37 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Washburn University (about 38 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Wright Career College (about 40 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 45 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

Public high school in Ottawa:

  • OTTAWA SR HIGH (Students: 806, Location: 1120 SOUTH ASH, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Ottawa:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28, Location: 3755 NEVADA RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ottawa:

  • OTTAWA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 515, Location: 1230 SOUTH ASH, Grades: 6-8)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Students: 357, Location: 1213 COLLEGE, Grades: PK-5)
  • EUGENE FIELD ELEM (Students: 245, Location: 720 TREMONT, Grades: PK-5)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Location: 1102 MILNER, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Ottawa:

  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 426 S CEDAR ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Ottawa

Library in Ottawa:

  • OTTAWA LIBRARY (Operating income: $791,283; Location: 105 S HICKORY ST; 52,182 books; 1,559 audio materials; 3,141 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 123 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ottawa: Ottawa Country Club (A), Ottawa Wastewater Plant (B), Ottawa Municipal Power Plant (C), Ottawa Fairgrounds (D), Old Franklin County Courthouse (E), Franklin County Sheriff's Office (F), Ottawa Police Department (G), Franklin County Office Annex (H), Franklin County Courthouse (I), Franklin County Health Department (J), Ottawa Fire Department Station 2 (K), Ottawa Fire Department Station 1 (L), Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center (M), Franklin County Ambulance Service Station 1 (N), Ottawa Library (O), Dietrich Cabin (P), Old Depot Museum (Q), Ottawa City Hall (R), Carnegie Cultural Center (S), Ottawa Municipal Auditorium (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ottawa include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Cherry Street Wesleyan Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Cornerstone Church (D), First Southern Baptist Church (E), Living Way Apostolic Church (F), Pilgrim Bible Church (G), Temple Victory (H), Town and Country Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hope Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Highland Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Nugent Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ottawa: Forest Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Franklin County Historical Society - Old Depot Museum (135 East Tecumseh Street), Franklin County Convention & Tourism Bureau (2011 East Logan Street).

Hotels: Ottawa-Days Inn (1641 S Main St), Days Inn Ottawa (1641 South Main Street), Hampton Inn (2335 South Oak Street), Comfort Inn Ottawa (2335 South Oak Street), Ottawa Super 8 Motel (2315 S Oak St), Econo Lodge I-35 Exit 183 (2331 South Cedar), Hallmark Inns (I 35 And 59), Super 8 (2315 South Oak Street), Best Western (606 East 23rd Street).

Courts: Ottawa - District Court (Court Building), Franklin County - Court Services (Probation Court Buil), Ottawa City - Police Dept- Municipal Court (715 West 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: Gary Hart, Jerry Voorhis - Congressman, Paul Helms - Baking industry executive, John G. Thompson - Mathematician, Merritt C. Mechem - Politician, Steven Hawley - Astronaut, Stanley Sheldon - Bass guitarist.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ottawa and their reported violations in the past:

FRANKLIN CO RWD 2 (Population served: 400, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ottawa that have no violations reported:

  • FRANKLIN CO RWD 5 (Population served: 855, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRANKLIN CO RWD 1 (Population served: 665, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Ottawa in 2010:

  • 308 people in college/university student housing
  • 40 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ottawa in 2000:

  • 223 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 186 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Ottawa (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: South Store Branch at 1506 South Main, branch established on 2002/06/01; Ottawa Branch at 434 South Main Street, branch established on 2002/12/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $514.1 mil, Deposits: $368.7 mil, headquarters in Lawrence, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Winter Trust Of 12/3/74
  • The Kansas State Bank: at 236 North Main Street, branch established on 1917/11/20; Detached Facility at 1314 South Main Street, branch established on 1978/02/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.0 mil, Deposits: $102.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • Great Southern Bank: Ottawa Branch at 2040 S. Princeton, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank: Ottawa Branch at 119 East Third Street, branch established on 1870/09/24. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • Garnett State Savings Bank: North Ottawa Branch at 1230 East Logan Street, branch established on 2005/01/18. Info updated 2009/07/17: Bank assets: $114.0 mil, Deposits: $102.0 mil, headquarters in Garnett, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Goppert Financial Corp.
  • Bank of the West: Ottawa at 700 South Main, branch established on 1992/07/17. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa:

Marital status in Ottawa, KS
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ottawa
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Religion statistics for Ottawa, KS (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,06922
Evangelical Protestant3,59028
Catholic1,3502
Other7034
Black Protestant1982
None16,082-
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: 2
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Franklin County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Franklin County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.5%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ottawa:

49.5%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.6%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ottawa:

10.5%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ottawa:

34.1%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

56.2%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ottawa, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$155,593$64,3830$0
Electric Power 24$116,392$58,1960$0
Firefighters 20$93,330$55,9980$0
Financial Administration 14$66,156$56,7050$0
Other and Unallocable 14$52,479$44,9821$1,125
Other Government Administration 13$74,469$68,7415$1,293
Water Supply 12$53,953$53,9530$0
Streets and Highways 11$35,387$38,6040$0
Sewerage 9$36,126$48,1681$2,099
Parks and Recreation 7$22,324$38,2700$0
Police - Other 4$13,764$41,2920$0
Judicial and Legal 1$7,272$87,2644$7,252
Solid Waste Management 1$3,844$46,1280$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 159$731,089$55,17711$11,769

Ottawa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $283,000 ($22.93)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($17.83)
    Water Utilities: $200,000 ($16.20)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,420,000 ($1006.32)
    Central Staff Services: $3,427,000 ($277.67)
    Police Protection: $2,254,000 ($182.63)
    Sewerage: $1,842,000 ($149.25)
    Water Utilities: $1,417,000 ($114.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,238,000 ($100.31)
    Libraries: $819,000 ($66.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $426,000 ($34.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($24.31)
    Financial Administration: $282,000 ($22.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $161,000 ($13.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $115,000 ($9.32)
    Air Transportation: $94,000 ($7.62)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($3.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $402,000 ($32.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,607,000 ($697.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($8.43)

Ottawa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,510,000 ($203.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($2.11)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($1.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $374,000 ($30.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000 ($4.38)
    Special Assessments: $47,000 ($3.81)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,814,000 ($1200.29)
    Water Utilities: $2,375,000 ($192.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,031,000 ($326.61)
    Other: $913,000 ($73.98)
    Highways: $846,000 ($68.55)
  • Tax - Property: $5,703,000 ($462.08)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,972,000 ($321.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000 ($21.47)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.08)

Ottawa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,105,000 ($1872.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,100,000 ($1709.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,005,000 ($162.45)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,000,000 ($162.05)
    Beginning: $2,000,000 ($162.05)

Ottawa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,976,000 ($1213.42)

6.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, KS  1.32% ($53,178 average AGI)
from Douglas County, KS  0.78% ($37,987)
from Miami County, KS  0.50% ($45,367)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, KS  1.38% ($52,578 average AGI)
to Douglas County, KS  0.95% ($39,677)
to Miami County, KS  0.48% ($40,149)
Businesses in Ottawa, KS
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New Balance6
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • KOFO (1220 AM; 0 kW; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: BRANDY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • KTJO-FM (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: OTTAWA UNIVERSITY)
  • KRBW (90.5 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBU (89.7 FM; BALDWIN CITY, KS; Owner: BAKER UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Ottawa:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUJH-LP (Channel 14; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • K58CX (Channel 58; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ottawa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 104Number of bridges
  • 1,601ft / 488mTotal length
  • $19,335,000Total costs
  • 423,692Total average daily traffic
  • 76,950Total average daily truck traffic
  • 354,956Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ottawa, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 171950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 181970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ottawa, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ottawa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ottawa, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ottawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ottawa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 90
  • Hazardous Condition: 105
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 68
Fire incident types in Ottawa, KS

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ottawa, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Kansas:

  • Econo Lodge, 2331 S Cedar Rd, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-3400
  • SureStay Hotel Ottawa, 606 E 23RD St, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-2224, Fax: (785) 242-2221
  • Comfort Inn, 2335 S Oak St, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-9898, Fax: (785) 242-7146
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Kansas
Most common first names in Ottawa, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13882.2 years
John11378.2 years
William10977.4 years
Charles8075.7 years
Robert7973.9 years
James7973.5 years
George7278.9 years
Harry5879.4 years
Dorothy5577.2 years
Frank5478.0 years
Most common last names in Ottawa, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5980.8 years
Smith4978.3 years
Jones4481.1 years
Miller4378.7 years
Brown4376.5 years
Anderson3982.0 years
Davis2776.7 years
Martin2582.6 years
White2480.5 years
Clark2378.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ottawa, KS
  • 87.0%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ottawa, KS
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Ottawa compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Ottawa on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
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