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Welcome to Ottumwa ...
When the people of Ottumwa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ottumwan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ottumwa has a population of 24,519 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Ottumwa.
Ottumwa is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ottumwa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Ottumwa is located in the (641) area code.
The ZIP code for Ottumwa: 52501<5>
Websites for Ottumwa ...
Official Website: www.ci.ottumwa.ia.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.ottumwaiowa.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ottumwa had an population of 24,519 people. This is a decrease of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ottumwa had a population of 25,023 people (which is 70.24% of the total population of Wapello County). This makes Ottumwa the county's most populous community.
The population of Ottumwa represents 0.82% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 25,023 people, the population of Ottumwa has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 24,998 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ottumwa.
Communities Also Named Ottumwa ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Ottumwa - they are located in Kansas and South Dakota.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ottumwa.
Communities near Ottumwa ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ottumwa.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ottumwa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ottumwa.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ottumwa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ottumwa.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ottumwa. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ottumwa.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ottumwa ...
Looking for more information about Ottumwa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ottumwa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ottumwa.
Adding Ottumwa to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ottumwa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ottumwa was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.
We also found Ottumwa in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ottumwa on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ottumwa: www.ci.ottumwa.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022