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Ottawa, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Ottawa had a population of 4,518 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.0192 and longitude -84.0472 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ottawa 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 4,518
Population in Households 4,473
Population in Familes 3,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 962
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $58,285
Average Household Income $73,124
Per Capita Income $28,977


Total Housing Units 1,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,359 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 511 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $167,752
Average Home Value $181,402


Total Households 1,870
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,290
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% -0.04%
Households 0.27% 0.12%
Families 0.81% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2018 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 # 306 75th
Population Density # 755 38th
Diversity Index # 214 83rd
Median Household Income # 396 67th
Per Capita Income # 376 69th

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