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Population (year 2000): 24,998. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,798 (-0.8% change)
Males: 12,029 (48.1%), Females: 12,969 (51.9%)

Wapello County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $30,174 (year 2000)
Median house value: $47,900 (year 2000)

Ottumwa, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Ottumwa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (19.1%), English (12.4%), Irish (12.4%), United States (10.8%), Dutch (4.8%), French (2.8%).Iowa

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 15.8 square miles

Ottumwa,

For population 25 years and over in Ottumwa

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottumwa city

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

2.3% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, IA Iowa (75.6 miles pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (198.9 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (330.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (7.5 miles Agency, Chillicothe, IA (9.3 miles) , IA (11.0 miles Kirkville, Floris, IA (11.8 miles) , IA (13.3 miles Hedrick, IA (13.9 miles Fremont, IA (14.9 miles Eldon, Drakesville, IA (15.5 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 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

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 92.41 W

Area code: 641

Ottumwa, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (21.6%), Retail trade (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,545 (+14.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,645 (81.0%)

Crime in Ottumwa by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 10 10 10 5 8 13
    per 100,000 40.0 40.0 40.0 20.0 32.0 52.0
Robberies 8 13 17 11 5 6
    per 100,000 32.0 52.0 68.0 44.0 20.0 24.0
Assaults 106 145 136 161 194 175
    per 100,000 424.0 580.0 544.0 644.1 776.1 700.1
Burglaries 189 276 245 262 235 255
    per 100,000 756.1 1104.1 980.1 1048.1 940.1 1020.1
Thefts 822 1,108 1,056 868 936 959
    per 100,000 3288.3 4432.4 4224.3 3472.3 3744.3 3836.3
Auto thefts 43 58 71 66 65 63
    per 100,000 172.0 232.0 284.0 264.0 260.0 252.0
308.6 428.8 405.5 383.4 410.4 413.0

Average climate in Ottumwa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ottumwa,

Ottumwa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 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 4 tornado 34.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Steve Wetrich - College basketball player (Denver Pioneers).


Hospital/medical center in Ottumwa:
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (1001 E PENNSYLVANIA)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ottumwa:
  • DAVIS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; BLOOMFIELD, IA)
  • MAHASKA COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; OSKALOOSA, IA)
  • KEOKUK COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (about 27 miles; SIGOURNEY, IA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ottumwa:
  • OTTUMWA INDUSTRIAL (about 7 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; ID: OTM)
  • KIRKSVILLE REGIONAL (about 65 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; ID: IRK)
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 78 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; ID: CID)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ottumwa:
  • OSKALOOSA MUNI (about 15 miles; OSKALOOSA, IA; ID: OOA)
  • BLOOMFIELD MUNI (about 21 miles; BLOOMFIELD, IA; ID: 4K6)
  • ALBIA MUNI (about 24 miles; ALBIA, IA; ID: 4C8)

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:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 29 $99,882 $41,330 2 $779
Transit 11 $25,645 $27,976 44 $54,017
Other and Unallocable 13 $39,055 $36,050 1 $1,180
Local Libraries 5 $13,384 $32,121 6 $8,400
Financial Administration 4 $14,592 $43,776 2 $2,199
Other Government Administration 9 $32,588 $43,450 6 $5,351
Police Protection - Officers 35 $127,345 $43,661 3 $3,695
Police - Other 8 $19,503 $29,254 0 $0
Firefighters 33 $123,052 $44,746 0 $0
Streets and Highways 28 $82,591 $35,396 0 $0
Health 6 $16,689 $33,378 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 12 $37,120 $37,120 6 $9,239
Sewerage 21 $62,151 $35,514 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 12 $37,357 $37,357 12 $4,180
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $14,991 $44,973 0 $0
Totals for Government 230 $745,945 $38,918 82 $89,040
Colleges/Universities in Ottumwa:
  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,744; Location: 525 GRANDVIEW; Public; Website: www.ihcc.cc.ia.us/)
  • IOWA SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 609 W SECOND ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ottumwa:
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 76 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; FT enrollment: 7,991)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 101 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 101 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
Public high schools in Ottumwa:
  • OTTUMWA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,461; Location: 501 E 2ND; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL OTTUMWA COMM SCH DIST (Students: 100; Location: 907 GATEWAY DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ottumwa:
  • EVANS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 812 CHESTER; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • DOUMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 307 W MARY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 1102 E 4TH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • AGASSIZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 608 E WILLIAMS; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 438 MCKINLEY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 1523 N COURT; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PICKWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 1306 W WILLIAMS; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1001 N BENTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 2624 MARILYN RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PRE-K SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 20; Location: 422 MCCARROLL DRIVE; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle school in Ottumwa:
  • OTTUMWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 539 W 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 11)
Library in Ottumwa:
  • OTTUMWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $448,753; Location: 102 W. 4TH STREET; 58,792 books; 1,396 audio materials; 2,157 video materials; 195 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ottumwa: Rutledge (A), Port Richmond (B), Black Hawk River Access (C), Ottumwa (D), Ottumwa Country Club (E), Ottumwa Park Campground (F), Saint John Auditorium (G), Academic Support Services Building (H), Wapello Hall (I), Wapello County Sheriffs Office (J), Wapello County Historical Museum (K), Wapello County Courthouse (L), Keokuk Hall (M), Ottumwa Union Depot (N), Ottumwa Public Library (O), Ottumwa Police Department (P), Ottumwa Coliseum (Q), Ottumwa City Hall (R), Ottumwa City Fire Department (S), Administration Building (T).

Churches in Ottumwa include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Evangelistic Foursquare Church (C), Evangelistic Temple (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Davis Street Christian Church (F), Ottumwa Community Church (G), Ottumwa Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Shaul Cemetery (2), Ottumwa Cemetery (3), Hebrew Jewish Cemetery (4).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kettle Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Harrows Branch (C).

Parks in Ottumwa include: Greater Ottumwa Park (1), The Dragroon Trail Historical Marker (2), Schaefer Field (3), Memorial Park (4), Hillcrest Park (5), Pickwick Park (6), American Little League Field (7), Riverside Park (8), Washington Bicentennial Recognition Historical Marker (9).

Post office: (A).  


Ottumwa compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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.)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
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)
  • 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.)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

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