Ottumwa, IA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Ottumwa, Iowa Info Snack

Population
24,505
Unemployment
5.1%
Poverty
18.1%
Median Home
$75,800
Median Income
$42,418
Median Rent
$765

Ottumwa SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9.5

Ottumwa, IA Crime Report

1,179
Total Crimes
4,853.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
106.87%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ottumwa
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,179 4,853.2 2,001.7 2,346.0
Violent Crime 230 946.8 303.5 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 3.5 6.5
Robbery 12 49.4 29.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 201 827.4 229.4 279.7
Property Crime 949 3,906.5 1,698.2 1,958.2
Burglary 184 757.4 371.1 314.2
Larceny 672 2,766.2 1,130.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 93 382.8 197.1 246.0

Ottumwa, IA Cost Of Living

85
Ottumwa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ottumwa Iowa National Average
Overall 85 92 100
Services 102 95 100
Groceries 100 95 100
Health 97 102 100
Housing 47 74 100
Transportation 122 100 100
Utilities 88 99 100

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Rankings for Ottumwa in Iowa

Map Of Ottumwa, IA

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Population over time in Ottumwa

Year Population % Change
2020 24,505 -0.7%
2019 24,676 -0.1%
2018 24,705 -0.0%
2017 24,709 -0.2%
2016 24,758 -0.4%
2015 24,847 -0.2%
2014 24,896 0.2%
2013 24,849 -0.1%
2012 24,866 -0.1%
2011 24,889 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ottumwa

White
75.6% (18,537)
African American
4.9% (1,206)
American Indian
0.1% (21)
Asian
1.7% (410)
Hawaiian
1.1% (266)
Other
0.0% (8)
Two Or More
1.7% (423)
Hispanic
14.8% (3,634)
Race Ottumwa IA USA
White 75.6% 85.0% 60.1%
African American 4.9% 3.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 1.7% 2.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 1.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.7% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 14.8% 6.2% 18.2%

Gender in Ottumwa

Female
50.2% (12,296)
Male
49.8% (12,208)
Gender Ottumwa IA USA
Female 50.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ottumwa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (1,470)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,960)
High School / GED
33.0% (8,086)
Some College
22.0% (5,391)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,695)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (2,940)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,470)
Professional Degree
1.0% (245)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (245)
Education Ottumwa IA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 1.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Ottumwa, Iowa

Less than $10,000
7.3% (179,828)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (171,380)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.6% (332,864)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.9% (266,726)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.4% (449,934)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.9% (463,934)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (237,277)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.9% (243,070)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.7% (67,103)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (38,379)
Income Ottumwa IA USA
Less than $10,000 7.3% 5.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.6% 8.6% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.9% 9.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.4% 13.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.9% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 14.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.9% 15.9% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 5.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 5.0% 8.3%

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