Ottawa, Ohio

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Ottawa, Ohio

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ottawa Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 10% Ottawa Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Ottawa Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Ottawa People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ottawa Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Ottawa Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Ottawa Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Ottawa, Ohio

Comparing Ottawa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Ottawa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 51 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 45875
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.019
Longitude -84.047

Ottawa 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 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
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Ottawa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,367 100%
Male 2,137 48.9%
Female 2,230 51.1%
Under 18 1,169 26.8%
18+ 3,198 73.2%
65+ 631 14.4%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 4,120 94.3%
African-American 12 0.3%
Asian 19 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 163 3.7%
Mixed Race 49 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 321 7.4%

Estimated Ottawa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,479
Growth 112
Growth % 2.6%

Ottawa 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 67.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 6.7%
Irish 2.3%
Italian 2.2%
English 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ottawa 4,367 $50,810
Columbus Grove 2,200 $48,750
Gilboa 170 $31,250
Glandorf 919 $56,528
Leipsic 2,236 $42,798
Pandora 1,188 $49,500
West Leipsic 271 $50,625

Ottawa Public Libraries

Putnam County District Library
Ottawa, Ohio
(419) 523-3747
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Ottawa High Schools (2004)

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Serves 698 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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1. Warr Acres, Oklahoma 82.2   28.3% 14.3% 22.7% 21 $42,475 7.4% 18.5% 9,735 10.1% 112.8 0.3% 6.8
2. Middletown, Pennsylvania 78.3   35.1% 17.3% 13.3% 22 $43,661 5.5% 11.2% 9,242 6.6% 159 0.2% 6.3
3. Kernersville, North Carolina 75   31.2% 10.3% 25.9% 22 $52,266 7% 15.9% 17,126 8.4% 68.6 0.3% 5.3
4. The Village, Oklahoma 74.8   34.5% 16.3% 31.9% 21 $44,632 7.7% 19.8% 10,157 10.1% 50.5 0.1% 6.4
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