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Otter Creek is a township in Ripley County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Otter Creek. For links to other places called Otter Creek, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Otter Creek is 39.094N. The longitude is -85.391W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,339.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Otter Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ripley 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 47042 ZIP code.
34% of Otter Creek residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Otter Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Otter Creek was $16,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Otter Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Otter Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $747.
Ripley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Otter Creek political report.
The average commute time for Otter Creek workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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