Ottertail, Minnesota

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Ottertail Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56571
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.425
Longitude -95.556

Ottertail Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Ottertail Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 451 100%
Male 242 53.7%
Female 209 46.3%
Under 18 95 21.1%
18+ 356 78.9%
65+ 67 14.9%
Median Age 43.2
Average Family Size 2.82
White 449 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Ottertail Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 514
Growth 63
Growth % 14%

Ottertail 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 42.8%
Norwegian 23.7%
Swedish 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
English 4.1%
Finnish 3.9%
Irish 3.6%
US/American 2.8%
Polish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1%
French Canadian 1%
Scandinavian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Dutch 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ottertail 451 $43,750
Clitherall 118 $30,625
Deer Creek 328 $37,656
Henning 719 $31,932
New York Mills 1,158 $35,536
Perham 2,559 $40,184
Richville 124 $42,813
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