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Ottawa, OH
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Ottawa profile


Living in Ottawa



Ottawa is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 4,426 people and two associated neighborhoods, Ottawa is the 293rd largest community in Ohio.

A relatively large number of people in Ottawa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Ottawa is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ottawa really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ottawa perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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

The education level of Ottawa citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.40% of adults in Ottawa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ottawa in 2018 was $33,461, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,844 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 12.75% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ottawa include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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