Ottertail is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 598 people and just one neighborhood, Ottertail is the 412th largest community in Minnesota.
Occupations and Workforce
Ottertail is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ottertail is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ottertail who work in sales jobs (15.20%), food service (11.15%) and management occupations (10.47%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ottertail is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Ottertail’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ottertail has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ottertail a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small city, Ottertail does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.