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Otsego, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Otsego had a population of 16,764 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Otsego is located at latitude 45.2643 and longitude -93.6207 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Otsego (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.93 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Otsego (GNIS ID: 2396105) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Otsego, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,764
Population in Households 16,746
Population in Familes 14,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 567
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $84,145
Average Household Income $99,741
Per Capita Income $34,912


Total Housing Units 5,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,436 (91.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $233,087
Average Home Value $264,521


Total Households 5,860
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 4,366
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.59% 2.13%
Households 2.61% 2.11%
Families 2.5% 2.04%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Otsego, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otsego to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 66 93rd
Population Density # 457 50th
Diversity Index # 274 69th
Median Household Income # 85 91st
Per Capita Income # 193 79th

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