Otter Tail County MN Information


Otter Tail County Subdivisions

Otter Tail County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 58,728
Population in Households 57,540
Population in Familes 46,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,188
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 24,764
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 16,513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,371 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,393 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,802 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $176,786
Average Home Value $219,045


Median Household Income $50,546
Average Household Income $64,494
Per Capita Income $27,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.39%
Households 0.47% 0.44%
Families 0.36% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


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, 2016 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 Density1 # 42 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 56 33rd
Median Household Income # 50 44th
Per Capita Income # 51 43rd

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