Ottawa, Kansas Population 2024

12,553

Ottawa is a city located in Franklin County Kansas. Ottawa has a 2024 population of 12,553. It is also the county seat of Franklin County.Ottawa is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,633 in 2020.

The average household income in Ottawa is $73,704 with a poverty rate of 9.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ottawa is 35.7 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Ottawa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ottawa was:

  • White: 90.08%
  • Two or more races: 6.17%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
9.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,271.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.63% (-80)
The current population of Ottawa, Kansas is 12,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,633.

Ottawa, Kansas Population 2024

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Ottawa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,36390.08%
Two or more races7786.17%
Other race2361.87%
Black or African American1150.91%
Asian960.76%
Native American270.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ottawa Population by Race

Ottawa Population Pyramid 2024

Ottawa Median Age

35.7

Total

34.4

Male

36.7

Female

Ottawa Adults

There are 9,589 adults, (1,850 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa.

Ottawa Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa Sex Ratio

Female6,46751.26%
Male6,14848.74%

Ottawa Population by Age

Ottawa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0602.3863.336.7
Married2,534382.317.7
Non Family1,7151.1837.262.8
Female5533.0345.654.4
Male2582.9488.811.2
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ottawa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ottawa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ottawa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 82.67%.

Ottawa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,064

Average Earnings

$51,768

Average Male

$37,032

Average Female

Ottawa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottawa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ottawa Language

96.52% of Ottawa residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.6% of the population.

Ottawa Language

Ottawa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,7719799.09%
Hispanic50712925.44%
Other2287532.89%
Multiple632579.02%
Black911617.58%
Asian79810.13%
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9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.43%

Male Poverty Rate

12.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa is Other, with 32.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa is Multiple, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.7%.

Ottawa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.97%
High School14.91%
Some College8.2%
Bachelors or Greater2.26%
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Ottawa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Employed5.22%
Female Employed4.77%
Male Unemployed
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Ottawa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottawa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ottawa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ottawa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ottawa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ottawa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

885

Number of Veterans

706

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

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Ottawa Veterans by War

count

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Ottawa Veterans by Age

count

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Ottawa Veterans by Race

Ottawa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ottawa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ottawa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.47%

Born in Ottawa

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.55% of Ottawa residents were born in the United States, with 70.47% having been born in Kansas. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ottawa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,403-30-0.24%
202812,433-30-0.24%
202712,463-30-0.24%
202612,493-30-0.24%
202512,523-30-0.24%
202412,553-30-0.24%
202312,583-30-0.24%
202212,613-30-0.24%
202112,643100.08%
202012,6333372.74%
201912,296-6-0.05%
201812,302-18-0.15%
201712,320340.28%
201612,28660.05%
201512,280-50-0.41%
201412,330-121-0.97%
201312,451-72-0.57%
201212,523-38-0.3%
201112,561-85-0.67%
201012,6467256.08%
200011,9211,25411.76%
199010,667-349-3.17%
198011,016-20-0.18%
197011,0363633.4%
196010,6735925.87%
195010,081-112-1.1%
194010,1936306.59%
19309,5635456.04%
19209,0181,36817.88%
19107,65071610.33%
19006,93468610.98%
18906,2482,21654.96%
18804,0321,09137.1%
18702,941
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Ottawa Population by Year