Ottosen, Iowa

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Ottosen is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 61 at the 2000 census.

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History

Much of the town burned in a fire in the mid-1900s and was never rebuilt. The town celebrated its centennial in 1996.

Geography

Ottosen is located at 42°53′44″N 94°22′40″W / 42.89556°N 94.37778°W / 42.89556; -94.37778 (42.895609, -94.377878)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 61 people, 24 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 107.1 people per square mile (41.3/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 54.4/sq mi (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 24 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,000, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $25,714 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,525. There were no families and 3.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 33.3% of those over 64.

References

Bode | Bradgate | Dakota City | Gilmore City‡ | Hardy | Humboldt | Livermore | Lu Verne‡ | Ottosen | Pioneer | Renwick | Rutland | Thor

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