Ottawa, KS

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Population

12,321

0.901% decline

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$44,256

4.37% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

6,226

1.22% growth

Median Property Value

$98,900

3.34% growth

About

In 2017, Ottawa, KS had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $44,256. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ottawa, KS declined from 12,433 to 12,321, a -0.901% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,404 to $44,256, a 4.37% increase.

The population of Ottawa, KS is 90.3% White Alone, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.05% Black or African American Alone. 4% of the people in Ottawa, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa, KS are Ottawa University-Online (165 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ottawa University-Ottawa (130 degrees).

The median property value in Ottawa, KS is $98,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Ottawa, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ottawa, KS employs 6.23k people. The largest industries in Ottawa, KS are Retail Trade (970 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (945 people), and Manufacturing (673 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,594), Utilities ($54,200), and Wholesale Trade ($50,333).

Median household income in Ottawa, KS is $44,256. Males in Ottawa, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Ottawa, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,256

2017 value

± $2,257

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 7.88%

Households in Ottawa, KS have a median annual income of $44,256, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,404 in 2016, which represents a 4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ottawa, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ottawa, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9543

  2. Census Tract 9544

  3. Census Tract 9542

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa, KS was Census Tract 9543 with a value of $46,352, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9542, with respective values of $43,815 and $39,912.

The following map shows all of the places in Ottawa, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa, KS (1.88k out of 11.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,659 ± 328

  2. Black

    121 ± 121

  3. Hispanic

    93 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa, KS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.23k

2017 Value

± 556

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa, KS grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 6.15k employees to 6.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people), Production Occupations (601 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (459 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people), Production Occupations (601 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (459 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ottawa, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.67 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,955), and Management Occupations ($51,466).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.23k

2017 Value

± 556

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa, KS grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 6.15k employees to 6.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa, KS, are Retail Trade (970 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (945 people), and Manufacturing (673 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ottawa, KS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (970 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (945 people), and Manufacturing (673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ottawa, KS has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.48 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.52 times), and Retail Trade (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa, KS, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,594), Utilities ($54,200), and Wholesale Trade ($50,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Ottawa, KS has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ottawa, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Ottawa, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1320 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

52%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa, KS grew by 7.46% from 9.35% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ottawa, KS is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.87% of Ottawa, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ottawa, KS is composed of 11.1k White Alone residents (90.3%), 592 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.8%), 253 Black or African American Alone residents (2.05%), 245 Two or More Races residents (1.99%), 44 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.357%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.349%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.114%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ottawa, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (367 speakers), German (47 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (26 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ottawa, KS was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Ottawa, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ottawa, KS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.87% of Ottawa, KS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa, KS was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ottawa, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Ottawa, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Ottawa, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa, KS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.1k ± 206

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    592 ± 228

  3. Black or African American Alone

    253 ± 39

In 2017, there were 18.8 times more White Alone residents (11.1k people) in Ottawa, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 592 Hispanic or Latino and 253 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ottawa, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    367 speakers (3.16%)

  2. German

    47 speakers (0.405%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    26 speakers (0.224%)

4% of Ottawa, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Ottawa, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.16% of the overall population of Ottawa, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.405% speak German and 0.224% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    279 ± 104

  2. Vietnam

    228 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    108 ± 84

Ottawa, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ottawa, KS awarded 295 degrees. The student population of Ottawa, KS is skewed towards men, with 495 male students and 420 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa, KS are White (190 and 64.4%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 9.83%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 9.83%), and Unknown (27 and 9.15%).

The largest universities in Ottawa, KS by number of degrees awarded are Ottawa University-Online (165 and 55.9%) and Ottawa University-Ottawa (130 and 44.1%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa, KS are Health Care Administration & Management (80 and 27.1%), General Business Administration & Management (44 and 14.9%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (20 and 6.78%).

The median tuition costs in Ottawa, KS are $19,037 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ottawa, KS was Health Care Administration & Management with 80 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ottawa, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 165 degrees awarded

  2. 130 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,037

Median Private

In 2016, the Ottawa, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ottawa University-Online with 165 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

121

Degrees Awarded to Men

174

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa, KS, which is 0.695 times less than the 174 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    190 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ottawa, KS were to White students. These 190 degrees mean that there were 6.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa, KS was $98,900 in 2017, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,700 to $98,900, a 3.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa, KS is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa, KS have an average commute time of 19.5 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.

Income

Household Income

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$44,256

Median Household Income

± $2,257

4.96k

Number of Households

± 473

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.96k households in Ottawa, KS grew to $44,256 from the previous year's value of $42,404.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$98,900

2017 Median

± $6,354

$95,700

2016 Median

± $6,607

In 2017, the median property value in Ottawa, KS grew to to $98,900 from the previous year's value of $95,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ottawa, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ottawa, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

61.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Ottawa, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ottawa, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa, KS have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.904% of the workforce in Ottawa, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Walked

    4.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ottawa, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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