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Ottertail is a city in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.
The community was named for Ottertail Lake, which was named for its shape
The latitude of Ottertail is 46.425N. The longitude is -95.556W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,352 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 493.
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37% of Ottertail residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ottertail ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottertail was $18,612, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ottertail residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ottertail, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ottertail political report.
The average commute time for Ottertail workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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