Living in Ottumwa, IA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Ottumwa, Iowa Info Snack

Population
24,545
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
16.6%
Median Home
$74,100
Median Income
$41,722
Median Rent
$727

Ottumwa SnackAbility

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

Ottumwa, IA Crime Report

1,143
Total Crimes
4,667.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
88.46%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Ottumwa
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,143 4,667.6 2,000.2 2,476.7
Violent Crime 134 547.2 266.6 366.7
Murder 2 8.2 1.9 5.0
Robbery 5 20.4 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 109 445.1 200.4 250.2
Property Crime 1,009 4,120.4 1,733.7 2,109.9
Burglary 182 743.2 371.1 340.5
Larceny 748 3,054.6 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 79 322.6 163.0 219.9

Ottumwa, IA Cost Of Living

86
Ottumwa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Ottumwa Iowa National Average
Overall 86 90 100
Services 104 96 100
Groceries 101 98 100
Health 97 100 100
Housing 47 73 100
Transportation 121 101 100
Utilities 85 98 100

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Map Of Ottumwa, IA

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Population over time in Ottumwa

Year Population % Change
2019 24,545 -0.5%
2018 24,676 -0.1%
2017 24,705 -0.0%
2016 24,709 -0.2%
2015 24,758 -0.4%
2014 24,847 -0.2%
2013 24,896 0.2%
2012 24,849 -0.1%
2011 24,866 -0.1%
2010 24,889 -

Race / Ethnicity in Ottumwa

White
76.6% (18,792)
African American
4.7% (1,147)
American Indian
0.1% (15)
Asian
1.5% (362)
Hawaiian
0.7% (184)
Other
0.2% (56)
Two Or More
1.6% (395)
Hispanic
14.6% (3,594)
Race Ottumwa IA USA
White 76.6% 85.7% 60.7%
African American 4.7% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 2.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.7% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 14.6% 6.0% 18.0%

Gender in Ottumwa

Female
50.1% (12,291)
Male
49.9% (12,254)
Gender Ottumwa IA USA
Female 50.1% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ottumwa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,227)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,963)
High School / GED
33.0% (8,099)
Some College
24.0% (5,890)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (2,945)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (2,454)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,227)
Professional Degree
2.0% (490)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (245)
Education Ottumwa IA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Ottumwa, Iowa

Less than $10,000
7.2% (176,200)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (172,097)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.4% (305,092)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (332,609)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.5% (453,777)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (408,640)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.4% (279,748)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.6% (235,577)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.1% (51,170)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (39,584)
Income Ottumwa IA USA
Less than $10,000 7.2% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.4% 9.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 9.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.5% 13.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 19.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.4% 14.3% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.6% 15.3% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 5.3% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 4.6% 7.7%

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