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Otho, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Otho had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.4247 and longitude -94.1502 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Otho 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.

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Otho, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 532
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 418
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,162
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,101
Average Household Income $65,094
Per Capita Income $28,054


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $93,254
Average Home Value $138,268


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.23% -0.26%
Households -0.15% -0.26%
Families 0.08% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2018 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 # 448 56th
Population Density # 215 79th
Diversity Index # 288 71st
Median Household Income # 694 31st
Per Capita Income # 560 45th

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