Oto, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Oto, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Oto had a population of 114 as of July 1, 2018. Oto ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oto is located at latitude 42.2839 and longitude -95.8931 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oto (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Oto (GNIS ID: 2396104) 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 Oto is located within Township of Oto, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 114
Population in Households 114
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 431
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $44,588
Average Household Income $56,826
Per Capita Income $24,735


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $171,711


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 33
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 0.66% 0.52%
Households 0.52% 0.41%
Families 2.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Oto, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oto 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 # 842 16th
Population Density # 687 32nd
Diversity Index # 231 77th
Median Household Income # 889 12th
Per Capita Income # 858 15th

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