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Ottumwa township, KS map Land area: 47.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.
Population: 740 (all rural)
Males: 381  (51.5%)
Females: 359  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 740 (652 owner occupied, 88 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Ottumwa township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 38.6

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Average household size: 2.74

Ottumwa township:

2.7 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $76,374 ($64,886 in 1999)
This township:

$76,374
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $376 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $587)
Here:

$376
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $122,031 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Ottumwa township:

$122,031
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,543 - $182,787

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $170,910
Here:

$170,910
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $159,683
Here:

$159,683
State:

$34,057
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.9%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: New Strawn.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Bowman and Adgate Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: West Hickory Creek (A), East Hickory Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ottumwa township include: Redmond Cove South Recreation Area (1), Redmond Cove North Recreation Area (2), Hickory Creek West Recreation Area (3), Hickory Creek East Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (100% naturalized citizens)

Ottumwa township:  1.8%
State:  5.0%

76% of Ottumwa township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 471
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 77
  • South: 86
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Ottumwa township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 261
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • Mobile homes: 40

Median worth of mobile homes: $72,100


Housing units in Ottumwa township with a mortgage: 136 (9 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 46

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 24
  • 1990 to 1994: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 53
  • 1970 to 1979: 111
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 45

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 49
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 52

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 44
  • 3 bedrooms: 141
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 24

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ottumwa township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 121
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Utilities (43%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Utilities (19%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Health care (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ottumwa township:

  • German (35.1%)
  • United States or American (11.6%)
  • English (10.8%)
  • Irish (8.0%)
  • French Canadian (5.7%)
  • Scottish (5.4%)
  • European (2.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Philippines (46%)
  • El Salvador (31%)
  • Chile (23%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 359 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 24 (6%)
  • Other means: 8 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 38 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

95.2% of residents of Ottumwa township speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 733
  • In family households: 649 (196 male householders, 15 female householders)
    212 spouses, 219 children (181 natural, 8 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (42 male householders (40 living alone)), 30 female householders (24 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 108 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 45 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 64 1-person, 5 2-persons, 3 4-persons,

190 married couples with children.
22 single-parent households (3 men, 19 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%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

30.8%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care 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 Ottumwa township:

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