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Ottawa is a city in Franklin County, in the Kansas City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Indian tribe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Ottawa. For links to other places called Ottawa, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ottawa is 38.615N. The longitude is -95.267W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,031.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,071
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ottawa demographic reports
Ottawa is on the Marais des Cygnes River
Built on the site of an Indian reservation. Founded by Baptists in 1864
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Steven A. Hawley, astronaut
· Robert R. Williams, chemist who discovered ways to synthesize vitamins
Local festivals include:
  • Franklin County Fair - July 19-23, 2007
  • Old West Cowboy Days - June 29-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ottawa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Depot Museum, Dietrich Cabin
Colleges and universities: Ottawa University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ottawa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin 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 66067 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Ottawa residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ottawa ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottawa was $16,840, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Ottawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Ottawa festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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History

Historic districts in Ottawa include Downtown Ottawa Historic District, Downtown Ottawa Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ottawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.


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Libraries

Libraries in Ottawa include Ottawa Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Ottawa include Ottawa Herald

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Politics

Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ottawa political report.

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Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Ottawa workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Ottawa include Best Western Ottawa Inn, Comfort Inn Ottawa, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Super 8, Travelodge.

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Other KS communities named Ottawa:
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