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0.43% decline
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0.83% decline
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3.41% decline
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0.83% decline


The economy of Ottawa, KS employs 6,151 people. The economy of Ottawa, KS is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.81; 1.44; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ottawa, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (972), Retail trade (969), and Educational Services (826), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,761), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($83,200), and Transportation & Warehousing ($28,750).

Median household income in Ottawa, KS is $42,404. Males in Ottawa, KS have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,721. The income inequality of Ottawa, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ottawa, KS. In Franklin County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,850. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Ottawa, KS is from the county of Franklin County, KS.

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Ottawa, KS is home to a population of 12,433 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ottawa, KS is composed of 11,152 White residents (89.7%), 649 Hispanic residents (5.22%), 279 Two+ residents (2.24%), 267 Black residents (2.15%), and 74 Native residents (0.6%). The most common foreign languages in Ottawa, KS are Spanish (367 speakers), German (47 speakers), and French (26 speakers), but compared to other places, Ottawa, KS has a relative high number of German (47 speakers), French (26 speakers), and Tagalog (21 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ottawa, KS awarded 298 degrees. The student population of Ottawa, KS is skewed towards females, with 136 male students and 162 female students. Most students in Ottawa, KS are White (201 and 67.4%), followed by Unknown (28 and 9.4%), Black or African American (27 and 9.1%), and American Indian (19 and 6.38%). The largest universities in Ottawa, KS by number of graduates are Ottawa University-Online (170 and 57%), Ottawa University-Ottawa (128 and 43%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ottawa, KS are Health Care Administration & Management (69 and 23.2%), General Human Services (21 and 7.05%), and General Business Administration & Management (20 and 6.71%). The median tuition costs in Ottawa, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,194 and $26,194 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Ottawa, KS is $95,700, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $96,500 to $95,700, a 0.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Ottawa, KS is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ottawa, KS have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ottawa, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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