Ottawa County KS Information


Ottawa County Subdivisions

Ottawa County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,999
Daytime Population: Workers 1,720
Daytime Population: Residents 2,907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,627
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 5,901
Population in Familes 4,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $53,923
Average Household Income $66,634
Per Capita Income $26,995


Total Housing Units 2,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,935 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 475 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $102,664
Average Home Value $130,775


Total Households 2,410
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,679
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.44%
Households -0.26% -0.48%
Families -0.36% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.32%


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, 2017 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 Density # 57 47th
Diversity Index # 87 18th
Median Household Income # 21 81st
Per Capita Income # 45 58th

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