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Overview

Introduction to Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin county, is located 24 miles S of Lawrence, Kansas (center to center) and is 50 miles SW of City, Missouri.

Ottawa History

The city of Ottawa is the county seat of Franklin County, and is located in the Kansas City metro area. The community was named after the Indian tribe which lived in the area from 1837 to 1867 and donated the land for Ottawa University. The city is one of the most populous cities of Franklin County.

Ottawa and nearby Attractions

  • Pomona State Park
  • Old Castle Museum
  • Lanesfield School
  • Ottawa Country Club
  • The River front Park

Things To Do In Ottawa

There are several museums and amusement parks in Ottawa. One can also take a stroll along the Clinton State Park that borders the Clinton Lake. The Old Depot Museum, located in the city. also attracts a number of visitors. Millington Wildlife Management Area and Pomona State Park are also worth visiting. Annula festivals like the Franklin County Fair and Old West Cowboy Days are hosted by the city.

Ottawa Transportation

The Kansas City International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Ottawa Higher Education

One can avail higher education from Penn Valley Community College, University of Kansas, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,433
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+6,085
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,988
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,601

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,733
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$95,700

Ancestry

German21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
Irish13.4%
English9.6%
Swedish2.9%
Scottish2.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1%
Norwegian0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Ottawa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes66067
Phone Area Codes785
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.6
Approximate Longitude-95.26

Ottawa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOTTAWA
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches
StationPOMONA LAKE
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches
StationHILLSDALE LAKE
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin City4,599$69,506
Pomona961$41,083
Princeton335$57,500
Quenemo321$36,071
Rantoul129$40,000
Wellsville1,975$59,306

Ottawa Public Libraries

Ottawa Library
105 S HICKORY ST
Ottawa, Kansas
(785) 242-3080

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Ottawa Hospitals

Ransom Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1301 S Main Street
(785) 229-8200

Ottawa Public Schools

Eugene Field Elem
720 Tremont
ZIP: 66067
(785) 229-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Garfield Elem
1213 College
ZIP: 66067
(785) 229-8060
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Lincoln Elem
1102 Milner
ZIP: 66067
(785) 229-8080
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Ottawa Middle School
1230 South Ash
ZIP: 66067
(785) 229-8030
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Ottawa Sr High
1120 South Ash
ZIP: 66067
(785) 229-8020
Other
Total Enrollment 739

Ottawa Private Schools

Bethel Christian Academy
3755 Nevada Rd
ZIP: 66067
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Sacred Heart Catholic School
426 S Cedar St
ZIP: 66067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
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