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Population in 2012: 12,575 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 

Males: 6,101  (48.5%)
Females: 6,474  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  33.2 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66067.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,121 (it was $34,071 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$42,121
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,792

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,144 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$108,144
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $113,202; Detached houses: $119,033; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,361; In 2-unit structures: $90,948; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,915; Mobile homes: $38,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $721.

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  • White alone - 11,271 (89.5%)
  • Hispanic - 774 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 301 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 151 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 82 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ottawa: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Irish (14.7%), English (9.1%), United States (5.7%), Scottish (3.9%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/23/1867

Elevation: 901 feet

Land area: 6.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,879 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa city:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

214 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Ottawa, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Ottawa to the number of sex offenders is 292 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,943 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,807 (2.1%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.61 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +147 (+1.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,380 (55.9%)

Area code: 785

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Crime rates in Ottawa by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.60.00.0
Rapes 551211111510759
per 100,000 41.541.699.387.786.7116.377.353.539.371.0
Robberies 2306132122
per 100,000 16.625.00.047.87.923.315.57.615.715.8
Assaults 34252860424630282226
per 100,000 282.3208.1231.7478.4331.1356.6231.9214.2172.8205.0
Burglaries 86949995866257629452
per 100,000 714.1782.6819.3757.5677.9480.6440.6474.3738.5410.0
Thefts 364435631592377335245289229244
per 100,000 3022.53621.45221.84720.52971.82596.71893.82210.71799.01923.7
Auto thefts 25232432229131588
per 100,000 207.6191.5198.6255.2173.469.8100.5114.762.863.1
Arson 15563102435
per 100,000 8.341.641.447.823.677.515.530.623.639.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 284.0299.3410.6445.4320.3316.5229.0235.6200.7214.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Kansas average:

2.68

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Ottawa, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +849 (+7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Ottawa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 190% 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 below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Ottawa center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ottawa:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Ottawa, KS

Airports located in Ottawa:


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Colleges/Universities in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa University (Full-time enrollment: 514; Location: 1001 South Cedar; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ottawa.edu)
  • Ottawa University-Online (FT enrollment: 4; Location: 1001 South Cedar; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:

  • University of Kansas (about 24 miles; Lawrence, KS; Full-time enrollment: 24,411)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 36 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • Washburn University (about 38 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 45 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 48 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 49 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • Emporia State University (about 52 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)

Public high school in Ottawa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ottawa:

Private elementary/middle school in Ottawa:

  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 426 S CEDAR ST; Grades: KG - 5)
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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)

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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).

 
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 1 (Population served: 600, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and SEP-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and APR-04-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-1994)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
FRANKLIN CO RWD 5 (Population served: 580, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and DEC-22-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-1994)
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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and APR-04-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-1994)

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

  • FRANKLIN CO RWD 7 (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 43.2% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ottawa, KS

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

Ottawa compared to Kansas state average:

Ottawa, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Kansas:

  • Econo Lodge, 2331 S Cedar Rd, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-3400
  • Villager Lodge Ottawa, 2209 S Princeton, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-7000, Fax: (785) 242-8572
  • Best Western Ottawa Inn, 606 E 23RD St, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-2224, Fax: (785) 242-2221
  • Days Inn, 1641 S Main St, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-4842
  • Comfort Inn, 2335 S Oak St, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-9898, Fax: (785) 242-7146
  • Travelodge, 2209 South Princeton Rd, Ottawa, KS 66067 , Phone: (785) 242-7000, Fax: (785) 242-8572
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ottawa travel time to work - commute


Ottawa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Ottawa city (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.86%
Here35.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents25.8%22.0%15.5%7.5%5.2%
Congregations25.0%20.0%5.0%5.0%2.5%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.8%4.2%3.1%2.5%9.2%
Congregations2.5%7.5%2.5%5.0%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Franklin County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.3%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

10.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$42,168$38,9240$0
Other Government Administration 12$61,562$61,5621$655
Judicial and Legal 4$18,177$54,5312$565
Police Protection - Officers 27$123,820$55,0310$0
Police - Other 4$11,925$35,7750$0
Firefighters 20$75,497$45,2980$0
Streets and Highways 12$37,696$37,6960$0
Health 2$7,492$44,9520$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,142$37,7040$0
Sewerage 8$26,882$40,3230$0
Parks and Recreation 6$19,257$38,5140$0
Water Supply 12$42,369$42,3690$0
Electric Power 24$92,346$46,1730$0
Other and Unallocable 14$43,129$36,9680$0
Totals for Government 159$605,462$45,6953$1,220

Ottawa government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $928,000 ($73.80)
    Water Utilities: $136,000 ($10.82)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,553,000 ($680.16)
    General - Other: $3,666,000 ($291.53)
    Police Protection: $1,431,000 ($113.80)
    Water Utilities: $1,253,000 ($99.64)
    Central Staff Services: $1,226,000 ($97.50)
    Sewerage: $986,000 ($78.41)
    Financial Administration: $750,000 ($59.64)
    Libraries: $518,000 ($41.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $382,000 ($30.38)
    Regular Highways: $173,000 ($13.76)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($4.61)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($13.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $600,000 ($47.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $307,000 ($24.41)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($19.64)
    Electric Utilities: $110,000 ($8.75)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($6.36)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($6.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($1.19)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($0.64)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,078,000 ($721.91)

Ottawa government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,615,000 ($128.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $40,000 ($3.18)
    All Other: $11,000 ($0.87)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $992,000 ($78.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,216,000 ($96.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $577,000 ($45.88)
    Interest Earnings: $243,000 ($19.32)
    Special Assessments: $68,000 ($5.41)
    Sale of Property: $68,000 ($5.41)
    Rents: $12,000 ($0.95)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,952,000 ($791.41)
    Water Utilities: $1,867,000 ($148.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $415,000 ($33.00)
    General Local Government Support: $76,000 ($6.04)
  • Tax - Property: $3,193,000 ($253.92)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,376,000 ($109.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000 ($32.45)
    Other License: $242,000 ($19.24)

Ottawa government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,431,000 ($1783.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,983,000 ($952.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,640,000 ($925.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,192,000 ($94.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $452,000 ($35.94)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $367,000 ($29.18)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $85,000 ($6.76)

Ottawa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,881,000 ($706.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,802,000 ($620.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $558,000 ($44.37)

7.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Johnson County, KS  1.55% ($45,050 average AGI)
from Douglas County, KS  0.87% ($45,127)
from Miami County, KS  0.49% ($36,733)


7.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Johnson County, KS  1.73% ($34,510 average AGI)
to Douglas County, KS  1.05% ($30,674)
to Miami County, KS  0.48% ($34,591)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Ottawa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 128 meters (420ft)
Total costs: $4,355,000
Total average daily traffic: 92,795
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,459

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 10
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: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ottawa, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (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: 60 (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

Incident types - Ottawa


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

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
Businesses in Ottawa, KS
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1New Balance6
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
KFC1Taco Bell1
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Ottawa, KS


Ottawa on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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