Ottertail, Minnesota Population 2021

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Ottertail is a city located in Otter Tail County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 656, it is the 434th largest city in Minnesota and the 12145th largest city in the United States . Ottertail is currently growing at a rate of 0.61% annually and its population has increased by 14.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 572 in 2010. Ottertail reached it's highest population of 656 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Ottertail has a population density of 154 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ottertail is $73,704 with a poverty rate of 14.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $182,100. The median age in Ottertail is 49.5 years, 45.6 years for males, and 52.6 years for females.

Ottertail Demographics

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

  • White: 91.83%
  • Other race: 8.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.17%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ottertail, Minnesota is 656 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 644.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 572.

Ottertail, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52891.83%
Some Other Race468.00%
Two or More Races10.17%
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Ottertail Population by Race

Ottertail Population Pyramid $2021

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Ottertail Median Age

49.5


Total

45.6


Male

52.6


Female

Ottertail Adults

There are 465 adults, (113 of whom are seniors) in Ottertail.

Ottertail Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottertail Sex Ratio

Female

264

45.91%

Male

311

54.09%

Ottertail Population by Age

Ottertail Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ottertail Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Non Family92.5%7.5%
All90.8%9.2%
Married90.5%9.5%
Female75%25%

90.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottertail Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2492.3190.8
Married1482.8690.5
Non Family801.1592.5
Female123.4275
Male92100

2.83

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Ottertail Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade276.08%
9th to 12th Grade235.18%
High School Graduate13430.18%
Some College8619.37%
Associates Degree7015.77%
Bachelors Degree6013.51%
Graduate Degree449.91%
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Ottertail Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ottertail Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White411393103
Hispanic32
Other Race32
2+ Races111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Ottertail Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,528$42,813$27,500
Less Than 9th Grade$20,179$$
High School Graduate$40,313$34,375$40,625
Some College$33,750$50,625$27,000
Bachelors Degree$60,417$62,292$23,750
Graduate Degree$$$60,938

$31,528

Average Earnings

$42,813

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Ottertail Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottertail Language by Age

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Ottertail Language

91.68% of Ottertail residents speak only English, while 8.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.32% of the population.

Ottertail Language

Ottertail Poverty by Race

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14.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

9.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottertail

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottertail is White, with 15.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottertail is White, with 15.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.56%.

Ottertail Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School22.39%
Some College15.38%
Bachelors or Greater9.62%
Less Than 9th Grade6.00%

Ottertail Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed19.65%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ottertail Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottertail Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,875$73,704
Families$82,917$93,320
Married Families$95,000-
Non Families$17,500$29,239
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Income by Household Type

Ottertail Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.8%

Male Marriage Rate

67.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottertail Married by Age and Sex

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Ottertail Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ottertail Marital Status by Race

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Ottertail Marital Status

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41

Number of Veterans

39

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam17
Korea4
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War2
World War II

Ottertail Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7412
35 to 5411
75+10
55 to 648
18 to 34

Ottertail Veterans by Age

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Ottertail Veterans by Race

Ottertail Veterans by Education

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9.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottertail Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ottertail Employment by Age

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Ottertail Employment by Race

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Ottertail Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.35%

Born in Ottertail

94.43%

Native Born

5.57%

Foreign Born

5.57%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.43% of Ottertail residents were born in the United States, with 68.35% having been born in Minnesota. 5.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ottertail Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202165640.61%
202065240.62%
201964840.62%
2018644254.04%
201761940.65%
2016615101.65%
201560520.33%
2014603101.69%
201359381.37%
201258530.52%
201158230.52%
20105790.00%

Ottertail Population by Year