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Ottumwa Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Ottumwa Area is 44,171. The Ottumwa Area population density is 101.30 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Ottumwa Area is white, which represent 93.99% of the total population. The average Ottumwa Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 44,171. #623

Population Density, #379

Ottumwa Area
101.30 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:41,516 (93.99%, #150)
Black:568 (1.29%, #653)
Hispanic:3,507 (7.94%, #326)
Asian:366 (0.83%, #490)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):53 (0.12%, #801)
One Race, Other:1,071 (2.42%, see rank)
Two or More Races:597 (1.35%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,795 (79.70%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:63 (1.80%, see rank)
Cuban:27 (0.77%, see rank)
Central American:541 (15.43%, see rank)
South American:31 (0.88%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

32,970 (74.64%) out of the total population of 44,171 reported first ancestry.

 Ottumwa Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab2430.55%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech620.14%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish1790.41%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch2,7356.19%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English3,9488.94%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French1,2302.78%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German9,92722.47%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek2470.56%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian240.05%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish5,14511.65%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian5781.31%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian6751.53%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish2040.46%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese380.09%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian1030.23%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3810.86%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish6951.57%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African1170.26%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish1,0212.31%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss2840.64%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian210.05%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American4,82410.92%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh8441.91%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 21,709 (49.15%, see rank)
Females: 22,462 (50.85%, see rank)

Ottumwa Area
Male: 49.15%
Female: 50.85%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Ottumwa Area
39.50 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Ottumwa Area
38.30 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Ottumwa Area
40.90 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Ottumwa Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years2,9306.63%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,7166.15%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,1547.14%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,9446.67%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,7996.34%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years5,22411.83%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years5,22911.84%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,87113.29%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,97213.52%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,7268.44%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 2,4365.51%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over1,1702.65%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Ottumwa AreaIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population29,628, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School4,620, 15.59%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate11,235, 37.92%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree9,163, 30.93%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree3,205, 10.82%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,405, 4.74%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.76, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Ottumwa Area IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,13680.37%19.63%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,81989.38%, see rank10.62%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,13696.21%, see rank3.79%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College2,00884.16%, see rank15.84%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School26335.36%, see rank64.64%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Ottumwa AreaIowaU.S.
Total Households17,693, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.44, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households5,110, 28.88%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households12,583, 71.12%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)11,692, 66.08%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size3.07, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family9,010, 50.92%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households6,001, 33.92%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Ottumwa Area%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total35,371see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over17,255100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married4,93728.61%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married9,82456.93%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed5363.11%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced1,95811.35%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over18,116100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married4,05322.37%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married9,52852.59%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed2,26812.52%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced2,26712.51%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Ottumwa Area%IowaU.S.
Native41,36293.64%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence32,73974.12%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State8,43719.10%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1860.42%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born2,8096.36%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship8491.92%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,9604.44%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe2060.47%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia3000.68%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa3350.76%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,9124.33%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America560.13%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Ottumwa Area%IowaU.S.
English15,87489.72%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish1,0245.79%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5333.01%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1280.72%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other1340.76%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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