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Population in 2012: 24,806 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 11,980  (48.3%)
Females: 12,826  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,126 (it was $30,174 in 2000)
Ottumwa:

$37,126
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,143

Ottumwa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,802 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Ottumwa:

$72,802
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,178; Detached houses: $89,333; Townhouses or other attached units: $115,665; In 2-unit structures: $61,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $66,681; Mobile homes: $85,962

Median gross rent in 2012: $590.

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  • White alone - 21,090 (84.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2,628 (10.6%)
  • Black alone - 427 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 408 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 235 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 53 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ottumwa: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (14.2%), United States (10.1%), English (9.6%), Dutch (5.4%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/2/1888

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 15.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,570 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ottumwa:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottumwa city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

1,877 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 87 registered sex offenders living in Ottumwa, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ottumwa to the number of sex offenders is 285 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,257 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $999 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (64.1 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (175.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (252.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Agency, IA (2.4 miles ), Chillicothe, IA (2.8 miles) , Kirkville, IA (3.2 miles ), Floris, IA (3.3 miles) , Blakesburg, IA (3.5 miles ), Eldon, IA (3.5 miles ), Hedrick, IA (3.5 miles ), Batavia, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 92.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,904 (+15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,961 (82.4%)

Area code: 641

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Crime rates in Ottumwa by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2000000000221
per 100,000 8.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.28.04.0
Rapes 1010581311181213813117
per 100,000 40.440.019.932.352.544.472.248.353.133.053.143.728.0
Robberies 131711566457712917
per 100,000 52.568.143.820.224.224.216.020.128.628.849.035.868.1
Assaults 145136161194175165158174127143745045
per 100,000 586.1544.6641.8783.6706.1665.9633.8701.0518.8589.1302.0198.8180.2
Burglaries 276245262235255328320269247210202199263
per 100,000 1115.6981.11044.4949.31028.91323.71283.61083.71009.0865.1824.5791.11053.0
Thefts 1,1081,0568689369598971,007951780747677651662
per 100,000 4478.64228.93460.03780.93869.43620.04039.33831.33186.43077.12763.22588.12650.4
Auto thefts 58716665636159674646344035
per 100,000 234.4284.3263.1262.6254.2246.2236.7269.9187.9189.5138.8159.0140.1
Arson 12571010976912191417
per 100,000 48.520.027.940.440.336.328.124.236.849.477.555.768.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 461.3425.5393.2430.9441.2436.7463.5439.2371.0354.5315.8275.3280.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 47 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.72

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Ottumwa, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +380 (+1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ottumwa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 137% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Ottumwa city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wapello County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Donald Keyhoe - Science fiction writer, Tim Solliday - Artist, Tom Arnold (actor) - Film actor, Daniel F. Steck - Politician, E. J. Mather - College football coach, James Knight (coach) - Football player and coach, Jason Black - Martial artist, Karen Morley - Actor, Marvin Mottet - Catholic priest of the Diocese of Davenport who was an advocate for social justice causes., Roy Lee Williams - Sportsman and labor leader.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ottumwa:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OTTUMWA (Dialysis Facility, 1110 QUINCY AVE. # 44)
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 1 PENNSYLVANIA PLACE, APT 2)
  • WAPELLO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 108 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • HOSPICE INC SERVING DAVIS AND WAPELLO COUNTIES (Hospital, 312 EAST ALTA VISTA)
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1001 E PENNSYLVANIA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, 2035 WEST CHESTER)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - OTTUMWA (Nursing Home, 2035 WEST CHESTER AVENUE)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 606 E PENNSYLVANIA AVE)
  • OTTUMWA MANOR (Nursing Home, 927 EAST PENNSYLVANIA)
  • RIDGEWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1977 ALBIA ROAD)
  • RIDGEWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, 1977 ALBIA ROAD)
  • ST JOSEPH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, 312 E ALTA VISTA AVE)
  • SUNNYSLOPE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1600 EAST STELLER ROAD)
  • VISTA WOODS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, THREE PENNSYLVANIA PLACE)

Political contributions by individuals in Ottumwa, IA

Airports and heliports located in Ottumwa:


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Amtrak station:

OTTUMWA (210 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Local government website: www.ci.ottumwa.ia.us

Colleges/Universities in Ottumwa:

  • Indian Hills Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,272; Location: 525 Grandview; Public; Website: www.indianhills.edu)
  • Iowa School of Beauty (FT enrollment: 66; Location: 609 W Second St; Private, for-profit; Website: IOWASCHOOLOFBEAUTY.COM)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ottumwa:

  • Truman State University (about 58 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,595)
  • University of Iowa (about 64 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 67 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 74 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Drake University (about 77 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 80 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 95 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)

Public high schools in Ottumwa:

Private high schools in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 458 N CT; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 915 OVERMAN AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Ottumwa:

Private elementary/middle school in Ottumwa:

  • SETON CATHOLIC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 117 E 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Ottumwa, School District: OTTUMWA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $673,136; Location: 102 W 4TH ST; 83,658 books; 1,227 audio materials; 2,296 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 164 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • that highway 23 does not reach ottumwa anymore due to the 4 lane highway 63 that replaced it. highway 23 now starts at the 149 turn off through fremont and cedar to osky.
  • The Ottumwa Coliseum has been demolished and Bridge View Event Center was built on its old grounds. added by Red

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Notable locations in Ottumwa: Ottumwa Park Campground (A), Port Richmond (B), Rutledge (C), Ottumwa (D), Ottumwa Municipal Golf Course (E), Ottumwa Country Club (F), Black Hawk River Access (G), Ottumwa Residential Center (H), Ottumwa City Hall (I), Jefferson Street Viaduct (J), Marge Dodd Stage (K), Oak Hall (L), Child Development Center (M), Trustee Hall (N), Bennett Student Services Center (O), Maintenance Storage and Horticulture Building (P), Video Conferencing and Training Center (Q), Advanced Technology Center (R), Tom Arnold Net Center (S), Hellyer Student Life Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ottumwa include: East End Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Penn Avenue Free Methodist Church (D), First Church - Open Bible (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Zion Community Church of God (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ottumwa Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Shaul Cemetery (3), Hebrew Jewish Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Harrows Branch (B), Kettle Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ottumwa include: Riverside Park (1), Schaefer Field (2), Caldwell Park (3), The Dragroon Trail Historical Marker (4), Foster Park (5), Hillcrest Park (6), American Little League Field (7), Wildwood Park (8), Washington Bicentennial Recognition Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Air Power Museum (22001 Bluegrass Road) (1), Cramer Music & Video Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 114 South Marion Street) (2), Trailways Bus System (Tours & Charters; 210 West Main Street) (3), AAA Insurance (Tours & Charters; 109 South Court Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Parkview Plaza (107 East 2nd Street) (1), Super 8 Motel (2823 North Court Street) (2), Inntower (111 North Court Street) (3), The Cat's MEOW Bed and Breakfast Inn (423 North Market Street) (4), Super 8 Ottumwa Ia (2823 North Court) (5), Wapello Motel (10479 Highway 34) (6), Colonial Motor Inn (1534 Albia Road) (7), Americinn of Ottumwa (222 West 2nd Street) (8), Hotel Ottumwa (107 East 2nd Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: McGiverin Arthur A (Court House) (1), Wapello County - Ottumwa- Clerk Of Court (101 West 4th Street) (2), Wapello County - Ottumwa- Magistrate Court (101 West 4th Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

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

DELTA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 410, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and FEB-15-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2006)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.4%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.6% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.4% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 50.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

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 Ottumwa, IA

People in group quarters in Ottumwa in 2010:

  • 408 people in college/university student housing
  • 248 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Ottumwa in 2000:

  • 376 people in nursing homes
  • 373 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 96 people in other group homes
  • 53 people in halfway houses
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Ottumwa compared to Iowa state average:

Ottumwa, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Ottumwa (2011 data):

  • South Ottumwa Savings Bank: Motor Facility, S Market Branch, at 320 Church Street, North Court Branch, Ottumwa Branch. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $319.5 mil, Deposits: $251.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Cornerstone Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ottumwa Pickwick Branch, Ottumwa North Court Branch, Ottumwa Main Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ottumwa Branch at 231 West Second Street, branch established on 1863/10/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of the West: Ottumwa (Hy-Vee) at 1025 N Quincy Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. 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
  • MidWestOne Bank: Ottumwa - Branch 9 at 116 West Main Street, branch established on 1994/06/24. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottumwa, Iowa:

  • Days Inn, 206 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52502 , Phone: (641) 682-8131
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 125 W Joseph Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 682-8526, Fax: (641) 682-7124
  • The Inn Tower, 111 N CT, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 682-8075, Fax: (641) 684-4376
  • Parkview Plaza, 107 E Second St, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 682-8051, Fax: (641) 682-8126
  • Super 8, 2823 N Court Rd, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 684-5055, Fax: (641) 682-6622
  • Fairfield Inn-ottumwa, 2813 N CT St, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input, Fax: (Inv) lid Input
  • Days Inn-Ottumwa, 2824 North Court, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 683-3000, Fax: (641) 683-3000
  • Hampton Inn, 943 N Quincy Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 814-8888
  • Americinn, 222 W Second St, Ottumwa, IA 52501 , Phone: (641) 684-8222
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottumwa, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ottumwa travel time to work - commute


Ottumwa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ottumwa city (based on Wapello County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.26%
Here42.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents20.8%17.0%13.6%5.8%5.6%
Congregations3.2%17.7%9.7%4.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USASalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.8%4.4%3.2%3.0%21.7%
Congregations1.6%4.8%3.2%1.6%46.8%
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: 6
Wapello County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Wapello County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wapello County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wapello County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.2%
State:

14.5%

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 6$22,005$44,0101$2,353
Other Government Administration 10$39,336$47,2037$7,060
Police Protection - Officers 40$152,215$45,6652$4,822
Police - Other 2$8,433$50,5980$0
Firefighters 32$126,904$47,5890$0
Streets and Highways 27$80,822$35,9210$0
Airports 2$6,549$39,2940$0
Health 5$15,527$37,2650$0
Solid Waste Management 11$37,352$40,7486$10,078
Sewerage 21$70,604$40,3450$0
Parks and Recreation 11$33,837$36,9132$3,576
Water Supply 22$100,314$54,7170$0
Transit 10$27,952$33,54255$68,151
Local Libraries 9$23,958$31,9444$3,744
Other and Unallocable 6$18,821$37,6420$0
Totals for Government 214$764,629$42,87677$99,784

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $13,475,000 ($543.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,087,000 ($124.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,985,000 ($120.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,883,000 ($116.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,757,000 ($111.14)
    Transit Utilities: $2,481,000 ($100.02)
    Sewerage: $2,464,000 ($99.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,389,000 ($96.31)
    General - Other: $1,736,000 ($69.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,064,000 ($42.89)
    Libraries: $544,000 ($21.93)
    Air Transportation: $349,000 ($14.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $339,000 ($13.67)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($1.57)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,403,000 ($56.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,585,000 ($144.52)
    Sewerage: $823,000 ($33.18)
    Transit Utilities: $626,000 ($25.24)
    General - Other: $260,000 ($10.48)
    Air Transportation: $255,000 ($10.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($9.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000 ($5.12)
    Libraries: $99,000 ($3.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $81,000 ($3.27)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($2.02)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($1.17)
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000 ($1.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,366,000 ($377.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,852,000 ($155.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,013,000 ($121.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,012,000 ($40.80)
    All Other: $419,000 ($16.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $132,000 ($5.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,398,000 ($257.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $448,000 ($18.06)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($1.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $501,000 ($20.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,985,000 ($80.02)
    Interest Earnings: $1,305,000 ($52.61)
    Rents: $365,000 ($14.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $154,000 ($6.21)
    Sale of Property: $20,000 ($0.81)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,218,000 ($170.04)
    Transit Utilities: $904,000 ($36.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,093,000 ($84.37)
    All Other: $622,000 ($25.07)
  • Tax - Property: $10,270,000 ($414.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,790,000 ($112.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $634,000 ($25.56)
    Other License: $366,000 ($14.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000 ($10.84)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,763,000 ($1078.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,386,000 ($1063.69)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,561,000 ($224.18)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,497,000 ($181.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,513,000 ($141.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,136,000 ($126.42)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,064,000 ($42.89)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,295,000 ($213.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,733,000 ($513.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,497,000 ($221.60)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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 Davis County, IA  0.46% ($39,424 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($32,800)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.26% ($28,441)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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 Polk County, IA  0.58% ($42,640 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.48% ($29,194)
to Davis County, IA  0.30% ($26,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ottumwa:

  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KLEE (1480 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLBA (1370 AM; 1 kW; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ottumwa:

  • K201CJ (88.1 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K205CA (88.9 FM; OTTUMWA, ETC., IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Ottumwa:

  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ottumwa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ottumwa, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (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: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ottumwa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ottumwa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 100 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Ottumwa


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ottumwa, IA

Most common first names in Ottumwa, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary32780.2 years
John31375.2 years
William27975.9 years
James21274.5 years
Charles19673.9 years
Robert19471.7 years
George16576.9 years
Helen15779.7 years
Margaret15779.8 years
Dorothy14278.1 years
Most common last names in Ottumwa, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14476.9 years
Johnson14377.9 years
Davis9878.7 years
Miller9180.0 years
Brown9075.6 years
Jones9077.2 years
Thompson7875.2 years
Anderson7580.9 years
Williams6773.3 years
Clark5977.4 years
Businesses in Ottumwa, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Burger King1Nike5
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
Goodwill2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Ottumwa, IA


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  • David L. Barker (5)
  • Thomas Daryl Bebernes (4)
  • Henry D. Anstey (4)
  • Thomas D. Bebernes (3)
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  • John A. Bohlmann (3)
  • Henry Dennis Anstey (2)
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Total of 56 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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