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People

Total Population 436
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 225
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,821
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $195,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 10.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station OTTERTAIL
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
Station DETROIT LAKES 1 NNE
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
Station ALEXANDRIA CHANDLER AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clitherall 76 $30,000
Deer Creek 232 $41,389
Henning 857 $44,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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