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Otho, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Otho had a population of 529 as of July 1, 2017. Otho ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Otho is located at latitude 42.4222 and longitude -94.1493 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Otho (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Otho (GNIS ID: 2396102) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Otho is located within Township of Otho, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Otho population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Otho, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 529
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 263
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 296
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 529
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,155
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,794
Average Household Income $64,680
Per Capita Income $27,913


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $88,182
Average Home Value $133,807


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.3%
Households -0.23% -0.26%
Families 0.09% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Otho, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otho to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 449 56th
Population Density # 215 79th
Diversity Index # 349 66th
Median Household Income # 657 35th
Per Capita Income # 453 55th

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