IA

National Population : 333,590,059
Iowa State Population : 3,039,784

About Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa, IA is located in Wapello County in the state of Iowa.

The total City Population for Ottumwa is about 24,121 with about 593 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 30,220.

The Average Home Value is $80,600.00, which is roughly 31% lower than the Average Home Value of $116,245.00 for the state of Iowa, and roughly 57% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,600.00, which is roughly 25% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $57,814.00 for the state of Iowa, and roughly 24% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Ottumwa is about 6.6%.

Iowa is ranked #35 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 27.78 out of 100.

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Voting

Wapello County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 38.95% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 61%
Democratic: 37.24%
Libertarian: 1.28%
Other: 0.35%
Green: 0.14%


Nearby Locations

Agency, IA (6.02 mi.)
Chillicothe, IA (7.42 mi.)
Kirkville, IA (7.44 mi.)
Blakesburg, IA (12.09 mi.)
Eldon, IA (12.35 mi.)
Rose Hill, IA (12.40 mi.)
Floris, IA (12.93 mi.)
Hedrick, IA (13.25 mi.)
Fremont, IA (13.45 mi.)
Batavia, IA (13.48 mi.)
Cedar, IA (13.59 mi.)
Eddyville, IA (14.82 mi.)
Drakesville, IA (16.78 mi.)
Hiteman, IA (16.94 mi.)
Albia, IA (16.94 mi.)
Ollie, IA (18.45 mi.)
Unionville, IA (18.53 mi.)
Selma, IA (18.89 mi.)
Libertyville, IA (19.62 mi.)
West Grove, IA (19.72 mi.)
Packwood, IA (19.72 mi.)
Bloomfield, IA (19.72 mi.)
Delta, IA (19.88 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 52501
Latitude : 41.030568
Longitude : -92.411704
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Midwest
Average Elevation : 800 ft.
Area Code(s) : 641

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.38
Male Population Estimate : 48.86%
Female Population Estimate : 51.14%
Median Age : 39.1
Male Median Age : 37.1
Female Median Age : 41.1

White Population Estimate : 92.53%
Black Population Estimate : 2.20%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 10.39%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.08%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.24%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.03%
Other Population Estimate : 4.68%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Ottumwa specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Wapello County: About 4 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Wapello County: About 315 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Wapello County is about 12% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 9% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.