Ottawa County KS Information


Ottawa County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,132
Population in Households 6,034
Population in Familes 5,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,473
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,731
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,972 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $95,429
Average Home Value $128,702


Median Household Income $52,941
Average Household Income $64,003
Per Capita Income $26,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.11%
Households 0.11% 0.11%
Families 0.06% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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 County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ottawa County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas 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 # 60 44th
Population Density1 # 56 47th
Diversity Index2 # 83 22nd
Median Household Income # 16 86th
Per Capita Income # 38 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.