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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottawa was $16,840, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Ottawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Ottawa include Downtown Ottawa Historic District, Downtown Ottawa Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ottawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.
Libraries in Ottawa include Ottawa Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ottawa include Ottawa Herald
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ottawa political report.
The average commute time for Ottawa workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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