Ottumwa, Iowa Population 2022

24,227
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Ottumwa is a city located in Wapello County Iowa. Ottumwa has a 2020 population of 24,227. It is also the county seat of Wapello County. Ottumwa is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -3.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,055 in 2010.

The average household income in Ottumwa is $58,578 with a poverty rate of 16.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $74,100. The median age in Ottumwa is 37.3 years, 35.3 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Ottumwa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ottumwawas:

  • White: 83.18%
  • Other race: 7.26%
  • Black or African American: 5.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.25%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of Ottumwa, Iowa is 24,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,227.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,055.

Ottumwa, Iowa Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202134,925-22-0.06%
202034,947-22-0.06%
201934,969-22-0.06%
201834,991-31-0.09%
201735,022-243-0.69%
201635,265-191-0.54%
201535,456300.08%
201435,426-81-0.23%
201335,507760.21%
201235,431-55-0.16%
201135,486-196-0.55%
201035,6820.00%

Ottumwa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,41783.18%
Some Other Race1,7817.26%
Black or African American1,2285.00%
Two or More Races5522.25%
Asian3621.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1840.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.09%
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Ottumwa Population by Race

Ottumwa Population Pyramid $2022

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Ottumwa Median Age

37.3


Total

35.3


Male

39.2


Female

Ottumwa Adults

There are 18,839 adults, (3,894 of whom are seniors) in Ottumwa.

Ottumwa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottumwa Sex Ratio

Female

12,291

50.08%

Male

12,254

49.92%

Ottumwa Population by Age

Ottumwa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ottumwa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female55.4%44.6%
Male56.1%43.9%
All66.7%33.3%
Married82.1%17.9%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottumwa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1692.3466.7
Married4,3383.1682.1
Non Family3,8501.1954.9
Female1,2812.7855.4
Male7002.7256.1

2.93

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Ottumwa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9555.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,3418.20%
High School Graduate5,40333.05%
Some College3,85423.58%
Associates Degree1,89111.57%
Bachelors Degree1,70810.45%
Graduate Degree1,1957.31%
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Ottumwa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ottumwa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,44612,2992,655
Hispanic1,66371354
Other Race87146441
Black69255784
Asian25119883
2+ Races13713717
Islander118107
Native American212110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 47.62%.

Ottumwa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,103$39,518$28,196
Less Than 9th Grade$29,872$31,232$
High School Graduate$31,433$36,990$26,701
Some College$30,337$40,388$25,470
Bachelors Degree$40,592$53,974$32,962
Graduate Degree$63,674$83,587$55,795

$33,103

Average Earnings

$39,518

Average Male

$28,196

Average Female

Ottumwa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottumwa Language by Age

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Ottumwa Language

83.85% of Ottumwa residents speak only English, while 16.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.90% of the population.

Ottumwa Language

Ottumwa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,2462,74215.03%
Hispanic3,53550214.20%
Black1,14243638.18%
Other277NaN%
Multiple52716431.12%
Islander1849752.72%
Asian354339.32%
Native16637.50%

16.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.36%

Male Poverty Rate

17.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottumwa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottumwa is Islander, with 52.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottumwa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.04%.

Ottumwa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.71%
High School18.51%
Some College11.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%

Ottumwa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.79%
Female Unemployed30.75%
Female Employed11.80%
Male Employed6.47%

Ottumwa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottumwa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,722$58,578
Families$53,101$71,073
Married Families$70,142-
Non Families$27,515$34,593
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Income by Household Type

Ottumwa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottumwa Married by Age and Sex

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Ottumwa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ottumwa Marital Status by Race

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Ottumwa Marital Status

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1,706

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam464
First Gulf War293
Korea282
Second Gulf War232
World War II48

Ottumwa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54519
75+517
65 to 74381
55 to 64182
18 to 34107

Ottumwa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,62110.04%
Hispanic492.20%
Asian3211.35%
Other Race302.47%
Black202.25%
2+ Races31.78%

Ottumwa Veterans by Race

Ottumwa Veterans by Education

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11.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottumwa Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Ottumwa Employment by Age

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Ottumwa Employment by Race

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Ottumwa 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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67.28%

Born in Ottumwa

89.77%

Native Born

10.23%

Foreign Born

6.61%

Non Citizen

3.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.77% of Ottumwa residents were born in the United States, with 67.28% having been born in Iowa. 6.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ottumwa Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202224,227-47-0.19%
202124,274-47-0.19%
202024,321-47-0.19%
201924,368-47-0.19%
201824,415-21-0.09%
201724,436-212-0.86%
201624,648-162-0.65%
201524,810100.04%
201424,800-75-0.30%
201324,875390.16%
201224,836-58-0.23%
201124,894-161-0.64%
201025,055570.02%
200024,9985100.21%
199024,488-2,893-1.11%
198027,381-2,229-0.78%
197029,610-4,261-1.34%
196033,8712400.07%
195033,6312,0610.63%
194031,5703,4951.18%
193028,0755,0722.01%
192023,0039910.44%
191022,0123,8151.92%
190018,1974,1962.66%
189014,0014,9974.51%
18809,0043,7905.62%
18705,2140.00%

Ottumwa Population by Year