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Otter township, KS map Land area: 52.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 54 (all rural)
Males: 28  (51.9%)
Females: 26  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 54 (35 owner occupied, 19 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

31%


Races in Otter township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.7%
  • Two or more races: 5.6%

Median age of males: 45.5
Median age of females: 43.0

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Average household size: 2.57

Otter township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.78

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,139 ($37,500 in 1999)
This township:

$44,139
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $354, upper quartile is $375)
Here:

$362
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $119,505 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Otter township:

$119,505
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,842 - $123,529

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $239,608
Here:

$239,608
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $104,010
Here:

$104,010
State:

$34,057
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.8%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Otter township: Boone Ranch (A), Fulsom Ranch (B), Mills Ranch (C), Ramsey Ranch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: North Cedar Creek (A), South Cedar Creek (B), Shafer Creek (C), Jim Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

85% of Otter township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 33
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 8
  • West: 2

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20
  • Mobile homes: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $55,000


Housing units in Otter township with a mortgage: 0 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 8

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Otter township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otter township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Otter township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otter township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 4
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Otter township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Otter township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 4
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Machinery (2%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (33%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Otter township:

  • United States or American (45.9%)
  • Irish (24.3%)
  • English (5.4%)
  • German (5.4%)
  • Scottish (5.4%)
  • Swedish (5.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16 (73%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (27%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Solar energy (11%)

95.8% of residents of Otter township speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52
  • In family households: 50 (18 male householders, 0 female householders)
    15 spouses, 17 children (17 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2 (2 male householders (2 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 10 2-persons, 3 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2 1-person,

12 married couples with children.
1 single-parent households (0 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Otter township:

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