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The City of Otis had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Otis is located at latitude 38.5349 and longitude -99.0535 in Rush County. The formal boundaries for the City of Otis (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rush County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,037 feet.

The City of Otis (GNIS ID: 2396103) 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 City of Otis is located within Township of Pioneer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rush County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Otis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 273
Daytime Population: Workers 155
Daytime Population: Residents 135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 290
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 273
Population in Familes 209
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 899
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $45,924
Average Household Income $53,969
Per Capita Income $25,529


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $49,519
Average Home Value $72,087


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.45% -0.74%
Households -0.38% -0.71%
Families 0.0% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Otis, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otis to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 381 43rd
Population Density # 303 55th
Diversity Index # 342 49th
Median Household Income # 424 37th
Per Capita Income # 368 45th

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