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Ottawa, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The Village of Ottawa had a population of 4,542 as of July 1, 2016. Ottawa ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ottawa is located at latitude 41.0198 and longitude -84.0348 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ottawa (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Village of Ottawa (GNIS ID: 2399596) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ottawa is located within Township of Ottawa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ottawa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ottawa: Buckey, Lower Tauwa, Lower Tawa, Ocquanoxa, Ocquenesiestown, Ottowa, Tauwa Town, Tawa Town, Tawa Village.

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Ottawa, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,542
Population in Households 4,497
Population in Familes 3,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 967
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,888
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,398 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $152,636
Average Home Value $164,564


Median Household Income $54,682
Average Household Income $68,618
Per Capita Income $27,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.15%
Households 0.51% 0.29%
Families 1.28% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ottawa, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ottawa to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 75th
Population Density1 # 758 38th
Diversity Index2 # 207 83rd
Median Household Income # 386 68th
Per Capita Income # 326 73rd

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