Otis, Colorado

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Otis, Colorado

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High Points

Otis strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Otis Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Otis Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Otis Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Otis, Colorado

Comparing Otis to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 6
Senior Citizens 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 4 7
Female Share of the Population 2 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 3 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Otis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 80743
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.148
Longitude -102.962

Otis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AKRON 4 E
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 38 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 89 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Station AKRON 1 N
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station LEROY 5 WSW
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 39 F
Apr Temp 33 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
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Otis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 534 100%
Male 268 50.2%
Female 266 49.8%
Under 18 159 29.8%
18+ 375 70.2%
65+ 97 18.2%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 521 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 9 1.7%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 3%

Estimated Otis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 512
Growth -22
Growth % -4.1%

Otis Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37.7%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
English 6.1%
Scottish 3.3%
European 2.3%
Norwegian 2.3%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Russian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 1%
Czech 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Otis 534 $35,000
Akron 1,711 $35,156
Yuma 3,285 $36,657
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Otis High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

44940 COUNTY ROAD 54
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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