Otter Tail County MN Information


Otter Tail County Subdivisions

Otter Tail County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 59,312
Daytime Population: Workers 27,448
Daytime Population: Residents 29,481
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,929
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 58,124
Population in Familes 47,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,188
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $52,828
Average Household Income $69,230
Per Capita Income $29,197


Total Housing Units 36,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,320 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,512 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,599 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $182,532
Average Home Value $224,524


Total Households 24,832
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 16,565
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.39%
Households 0.44% 0.37%
Families 0.35% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   3.85%


Otter Tail County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otter Tail County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 82nd
Population Density # 42 53rd
Diversity Index # 57 36th
Median Household Income # 48 46th
Per Capita Income # 39 56th

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