Living in Ottumwa, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Ottumwa SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Ottumwa, IA Crime Report

1,437
Total Crimes
5,890.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
129.33%
Above National Average

Ottumwa, IA Cost Of Living

86
Ottumwa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Ottumwa, Iowa Info Snack

Ottumwa (/tmw/ -TUM-w) is a city in and the county seat of Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The population was 25,023 at the 2010 census. Located in southeastern Iowa, the city is split into northern and southern halves by the Des Moines River.
Population
24,676
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
17.4%
Median Home
$73,900
Median Income
$40,200
Median Rent
$704

Ottumwa, IA Photos

Rankings for Ottumwa in Iowa

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Map Of Ottumwa, IA

Population over time in Ottumwa

Year Population % Change
2017 24,676 -0.1%
2016 24,705 -0.0%
2015 24,709 -0.2%
2014 24,758 -0.4%
2013 24,847 -0.2%
2012 24,896 0.2%
2011 24,849 -0.1%
2010 24,866 -0.1%
2009 24,889 -
Crime/100k Ottumwa IA USA
Violent Crime 586.1 250.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.7 5.0
Robbery 53.3 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 438.6 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 5303.9 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 1176.4 352.6 376.0
Larceny 3762.8 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 364.8 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Ottumwa

White
76.8% (18,948)
African American
4.3% (1,066)
American Indian
0.1% (30)
Asian
1.3% (322)
Hawaiian
0.6% (145)
Other
0.2% (51)
Two Or More
1.8% (438)
Hispanic
14.9% (3,676)
Race Ottumwa IA USA
White 76.8% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 4.3% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.3% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 14.9% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Ottumwa, Iowa

Less than $10,000
6.6% (164,092)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.0% (196,910)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.2% (349,814)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (344,593)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.3% (426,142)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.7% (411,473)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (279,951)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.4% (232,712)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.3% (32,072)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (29,834)
Income Ottumwa IA USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.0% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.2% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.3% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.7% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.4% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.3% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Ottumwa

Female
50.9% (12,561)
Male
49.1% (12,115)
Gender Ottumwa IA USA
Female 50.9% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ottumwa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (1,480)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,974)
High School / GED
35.0% (8,636)
Some College
23.0% (5,675)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,714)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,714)
Master's Degree
4.0% (987)
Professional Degree
1.0% (246)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (246)
Education Ottumwa IA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Ottumwa

Overall User Rating
1.2999999999999998
/5

Durc Waite

I live in ottumwa and it s***s. 3 years of h**l here!!!


SGC Central

I know right i live in ottumwa and its so boring


HomeSnacks User

Crime is on rise 4 shooting.... Home invasion. Robbery. Housing prices is all time high rent over 800 hundred dollars a month. Up to 1500$ a month. Businesses and landlords are discriminating against people get disability check. Won't help people I lost respect for ottumwa

Nothing stand out half business shutting down

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