Ottawa, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Ottawa Franklin County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2017 12,356 25,560 2,128,912
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 -1% -0.7% 7.47%
Median Age, 2016 34.9 39 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 9.33 571.76 7,950
High School Grads, 2016 90% 92.5% 91.4%
College Grads, 2016 21.2% 21.2% 35%
Labor Force, 2017 N/A 14,057 1,128,859
Unemployment Rate, 2017 N/A 3.8% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Also, because this community's population is under 25,000, labor force data is not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
American Eagle Outfitters
Clothing warehouse & distribution center
650
ATC Truck Covers  Truck accessory mfg.  75
City of Ottawa
Government
150
COF Training Services, Inc.
Job training services
for the mentally
disabled
95
Fashion, Inc.
Architectural metal
roofing mfg.
50
Franklin County
Government
255
Kalmar-Ottawa
Industrial trucks and
tractors
275
Midwest Cabinet Co., Inc.
Wooden and
laminated cabinets; 
seating booths mfg.
70
Neosho County Community College
Higher education
45
Ottawa Retirement Village
Retirement
145
Ottawa University
Higher education
180
Ransom Memorial Hospital
Health services
390
Schuff Steel
Steel beams mfg.
110
USD #290, Ottawa
Education
440
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Distribution
871
Wal-Mart Super Center
Retail
280

Contact Information

Franklin County Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum