Otsego is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 15,047 people and just one neighborhood, Otsego is the 74th largest community in Minnesota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Otsego, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Otsego, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Otsego’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Otsego does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $72,626.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Otsego isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Otsego are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Otsego is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Otsego who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), management occupations (9.97%) and sales jobs (9.20%).
Also of interest is that Otsego has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Otsego is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Otsego’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Otsego, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.43 minutes every day commuting to work.