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Otterbein is a town in Benton County, in the Lafayette metro area. (The community straddles Benton and Tippecanoe counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Otterbein Brown, settler
The latitude of Otterbein is 40.490N. The longitude is -87.096W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,272.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Otterbein demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47970 ZIP code.
27% of Otterbein residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Otterbein ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Otterbein was $17,128, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Otterbein residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Otterbein, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Otterbein include Otterbein Public Library ... View libraries
Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Otterbein political report.
The average commute time for Otterbein workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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