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-0.49% decline
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-2.44% decline
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1.84% growth
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3.65% growth


The economy of Ottawa, KS employs 6,368 people. The economy of Ottawa, KS is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.71; 1.34; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ottawa, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (929), Retail trade (852), and Educational Services (801), 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 $42,760. Males in Ottawa, KS have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,087. The income inequality of Ottawa, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

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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Ottawa, KS is home to a population of 12,487 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ottawa, KS is composed of 11,085 White residents (88.8%), 674 Hispanic residents (5.4%), 384 Two+ residents (3.08%), 232 Black residents (1.86%), and 62 Native residents (0.5%). 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 $25,350 and $25,350 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 $96,500, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $93,100 to $96,500, a 3.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Ottawa, KS is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa, KS have an average commute time of 20.2 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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