Ottumwa, IA Population

Population: 24,998. Estimated population in July 2020: 24,798 (-0.8% change)
Males: 12,029 (48.1%), Females: 12,969 (51.9%)

Wapello County

Zip code: 52501

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $30,174
Median house value: $47,900

Races in Ottumwa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (19.1%), English (12.4%), Irish (12.4%), United States (10.8%), Dutch (4.8%), French (2.8%).

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 15.8 square miles

Map of Ottumwa, IA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ottumwa

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottumwa city

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

2.3% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +380 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (1001 E PENNSYLVANIA)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ottumwa:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA INDUSTRIAL (about 7 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; Abbreviation: OTM)
  • KIRKSVILLE REGIONAL (about 65 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Abbreviation: IRK)
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 78 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Abbreviation: CID)

Other public-use airports nearest to Ottumwa:

  • OSKALOOSA MUNI (about 15 miles; OSKALOOSA, IA; Abbreviation: OOA)
  • BLOOMFIELD MUNI (about 21 miles; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Abbreviation: 4K6)
  • ALBIA MUNI (about 24 miles; ALBIA, IA; Abbreviation: 4C8)
Amtrak station:
OTTUMWA (210 W. MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Ottumwa:

  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,744; Location: 525 GRANDVIEW; Public; Website: www.ihcc.cc.ia.us/)
  • IOWA SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (Full-time enrollment: 38; Location: 609 W SECOND ST; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ottumwa:

  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 76 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,766)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; ANKENY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; DES MOINES, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,227)
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,991)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 101 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 12,524)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 101 miles; WATERLOO, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,292)

Schools

Public high schools in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,461; Location: 501 E 2ND; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL OTTUMWA COMM SCH DIST (Students: 100; Location: 907 GATEWAY DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Ottumwa:

  • EVANS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 812 CHESTER; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DOUMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 307 W MARY; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 1102 E 4TH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • AGASSIZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 608 E WILLIAMS; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 438 MCKINLEY; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 1523 N COURT; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PICKWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 1306 W WILLIAMS; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1001 N BENTON; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 2624 MARILYN RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PRE-K SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 20; Location: 422 MCCARROLL DRIVE; Grades: UG – UG)

Private primary/middle school in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 539 W 4TH ST; Grades: PK – 11)

Libraries

Library in Ottumwa:

  • OTTUMWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $448,753; Location: 102 W. 4TH STREET; 58,792 books; 1,396 audio materials; 2,157 video materials; 195 serial subscriptions)