Ottawa, OH

Ottawa profile

Living in Ottawa

Ottawa is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 4,456 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ottawa is the 293rd largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ottawa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ottawa is a village of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ottawa who work in business and financial occupations (11.73%), office and administrative support (9.44%), and food service (9.21%).

The overall crime rate in Ottawa is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Being a small village, Ottawa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Ottawa who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.89% of adults in Ottawa have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ottawa in 2018 was $32,624, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,496 for a family of four. However, Ottawa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ottawa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Ottawa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ottawa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ottawa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.01% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ottawa include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Ottawa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.