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Welcome to Ottawa County ...

Time Zone: Ottawa County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Minneapolis is the Seat for Ottawa County.

Ottawa County was founded February 27, 1860.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Ottawa had a population of 5,713 people. This is a decrease of 6.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,091 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ottawa represented 0.21% of the total population of Kansas.

Below are some of the communities located in Ottawa County:

  • Bennington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Culver
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
    • Culver is located in Ottawa County (KS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
  • Delphos
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
    • Delphos is located in Ottawa County (KS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
  • Minneapolis
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
  • Tescott
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
    • Tescott is located in Ottawa County (KS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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