Otho, Iowa

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Otho, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Otho Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Otho Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Otho Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Otho, Iowa

Comparing Otho to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 8
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Otho Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Webster
Standard Zip Codes 50569
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.424
Longitude -94.15

Otho Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
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Otho Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 571 100%
Male 286 50.1%
Female 285 49.9%
Under 18 150 26.3%
18+ 421 73.7%
65+ 78 13.7%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.96
White 555 97.2%
African-American 7 1.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.9%

Estimated Otho Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 543
Growth -28
Growth % -4.9%

Otho 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 26.6%
US/American 16.6%
Irish 14.6%
Norwegian 7.6%
English 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Danish 5%
Swedish 4.6%
Dutch 3.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.7%
Greek 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Czech 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Finnish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Otho 571 $43,750
Callender 424 $42,917
Duncombe 474 $41,591
Fort Dodge 25,136 $42,555
Harcourt 340 $42,500
Lehigh 497 $31,458
Moorland 197 $51,875
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