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Ottumwa, IA Demographics

County Population Summary   
2000 Total Population 36,051
2010 Total Population 35,625
2012 Total Population 35,706

 

County Median Age  
2010 37.3
2012 38.1
2017 38.9

 

 

County Population by Age 2010 2012
Total 35,625 35,706
0 - 4 6.6% 6.6%
5 - 9 6.3% 6.2%
10 - 14 6.0% 5.9%
15 - 24 13.5% 13.3%
25 - 34 12.1% 12.3%
35 - 44 11.7% 11.3%
45 - 54 14.5% 14.0%
55 - 64 12.9% 13.4%
65 - 74 8.0% 8.5%
75 - 84 5.8% 5.8%
85 + 2.7% 2.8%
18 + 77.2% 77.6%

 Wapello County Population by Age 

 

County Population by Race/Ethnicity 2010 2012 2017
Total 35,625 35,706 35,610
White Alone 92.1% 92.0% 92.0%
Black Alone 1.4% 1.3% 1.4%
American Indian Alone 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Asian Alone 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander Alone 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Some Other Race Alone 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
Two or More Races 1.5% 1.5% 1.6%
Hispanic Origin 9.1% 9.2% 9.2%

 Wapello County Population by Race 

City Median Income Per Capita Income
2012 $36,807 $23,135

Wapello County Income

 

City Households by Income 2012
Household Income Base 14,627
<$15,000 16.8%
$15,000 - $24,999 17.1%
$25,000 - $34,999 14.0%
$35,000 - $49,999 13.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 6.6%
$150,000 - $199,999 1.1%
$200,000+ 3.9%
Average Household Income $55,792

 Wapello Households 

Wapello County Annual Growth

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 1,806 1,660 1,633
5-9 1,606 1,535 1,555
10-14 1,476 1,478 1,513
15-19 1,835 1,631 1,587
20-24 1,822 1,756 1,557
25-29 1,680 1,687 1,638
30-34 1,610 1,591 1,615
35-39 1,448 1,467 1,489
40-44 1,483 1,375 1,431
45-49 1,632 1,441 1,361
50-54 1,721 1,637 1,429
55-59 1,602 1,709 1,571
60-64 1,297 1,469 1,554
65-69 977 1,251 1,341
70-74 789 927 1,153
75-79 788 757 799
80-84 682 624 581
85+ 769 771 733
18+ 19,183 19,223 18,983
Median Age 37 39 39
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Ottumwa city 2016
Total 24,766
White Alone 87.860
Black Alone 3.230
American Indian Alone 0.610
Asian Alone 1.020
Pacific Islander Alone 0.350
Some Other Race 4.960
Two or More Races 1.980
Hispanic Origin 12.390
Diversity Index 39.500
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Ottumwa city 2016
<$15,000 1,833
$15,000 - $24,999 1,400
$25,000 - $34,999 1,403
$35,000 - $49,999 1,530
$50,000 - $74,999 1,809
$75,000 - $99,999 1,051
$100,000 - $149,999 773
$150,000 - $199,999 189
$200,000+ 119
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Ottumwa, IA Quality Life

Climate
Avg. Annual Temperature: 51.1° F
Avg. Monthly Temperature (Jan.): 22° F
Avg. Monthly Temperature (Jul.): 72.5° F
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 35.9 in.
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 27.3 in.

Amenities

Places of Worship:
62 Churches

Hotels/Motels:
Approximately 500 Rooms

Museums:
Air Power Museum, Wapello County Historical Museum, Naval Air Station Museum (coming soon) 

Public Library:
Ottumwa Public Library

City Parks:
18 Parks (679 Acres)
12 Miles of Paved Trail System, and Growing!

Cultural Amenities:
The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra
Ottumwa Area Arts Council
Civic Music Association
Ottumwa Community Players
Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
American Gothic Performing Arts Festival

Additional Recreational Facilities:
Ottumwa Country Club & Golf Course
Cedar Creek Municipal Golf Course
Wildwood Park Disc Golf Course (18 Holes)
Indian Hills Disc Golf Course (18 Holes)
Beach Ottumwa Water Park
Tennis & Basketball Courts
3 Children's Baseball Leagues
Adult Leagues (Softball and Hardball)
Pioneer Ridge County Park
Rathbun Lake
Lake Wapello
Lake Red Rock
hunting, fishing, hiking, nature watching, bicycling

Housing

CityHousing Unit Summary  
2012 Housing Units 16,193
Owner Occupied Housing Units 65.2%
Renter Occupied Housing Units 25.1%
Vacant Housing Units 9.7%

 Wapello County Home Value 

 

City Owner Occupied Housing Units by Value 2012
Total 10,563
<$50,000 19.3%
$50,000 - $99,999 39.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 20.9%
$150,000 - $199,999 10.7%
$200,000 - $249,999 4.6%
$250,000 - $299,999 2.3%
$300,000 - $399,999 1.8%
$400,000 - $499,999 0.4%
$500,000 - $749,999 0.3%
$750,000 - $999,999 0.1%
$1,000,000 + 0.0%
Average Home Value $106,712

 

Median gross rent in 2011: $570

Health Care

Hospitals
(Accute Care) Ottumwa Regional Health Center: 215 Beds
Rehabilitation: 18 Beds
Hospital Staff: 575
Doctors: 58
Dentists: 12 Practices

Nursing Homes
Good Samaritan Center: 146 Beds
Ridgewood Nursing & Rehabilitiation: 70 Beds
Vista Woods Care Center: 60 Beds

Assisted Living
Prairie Hills: 50 Units
Sylvan Woods: 51 Units

Memory Support
Haven/Sylvan Woods: 16 Units
Good Samaritan: 15 Units

Independent Living
South Oak Towers: 103 Units
Camelot Towers: 99 Units
Westgate Towers: 97 Units
Pennsylvania Place: 91 Units
Hillside Apartments: 44 Units

Trained Emergency Transportation: Yes
Ottumwa Regional Mobile Intensive Care Services

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 34
2000-2009 275
1990-1999 398
1980-1989 553
1970-1979 1,299
1960-1969 1,091
1950-1959 2,205
1940-1949 1,223
1939 or Before 4,187
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 10,932
In-County Residents 9,579
Out-of-County Residents 1,337
Drive Alone 8,696
Carpooled 1,323
Public Transport 118
Work at Home 218
Less than 5 minutes 590
5-9 minutes 2,951
10-14 minutes 3,120
15-19 minutes 1,646
20-24 minutes 611
25-29 minutes 246
30-34 minutes 672
35-39 minutes 85
40-44 minutes 147
45-59 minutes 304
60-89 minutes 189
90+ minutes 153
Average Travel Time 16
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Ottumwa, IA Workforce Occupations

Wapello County Business Summary Business   Employees  
by NAICS Codes Number Percent Number Percent
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 177 9.1% 291 2.3%
Mining 1 0.1% 7 0.1%
Utilities 2 0.1% 36 0.3%
Construction 170 8.7% 527 4.2%
Manufacturing 64 3.3% 1,681 13.3%
Wholesale Trade 78 4.0% 554 4.4%
         
Retail Trade 234 12.0% 2,547 20.1%
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 42 2.2% 131 1.0%
Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores 10 0.5% 39 0.3%
Electronics & Appliance Stores 12 0.6% 44 0.3%
Bldg Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers 15 0.8% 213 1.7%
Food & Beverage Stores 27 1.4% 597 4.7%
Health & Personal Care Stores 16 0.8% 127 1.0%
Gasoline Stations 15 0.8% 151 1.2%
Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores 15 0.8% 62 0.5%
Sport Goods, Hobby, Book, & Music Stores 19 1.0% 58 0.5%
General Merchandise Stores 8 0.4% 905 7.1%
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 47 2.4% 165 1.3%
Nonstore Retailers 8 0.4% 55 0.4%
         
Transportation & Warehousing 64 3.3% 598 4.7%
Information 36 1.8% 253 2.0%
         
Finance & Insurance 70 3.6% 237 1.9%
Central Bank/Credit Intermediation & Related Activities 27 1.4% 117 0.9%
Securities, Commodity Contracts & Other Financial Investments & Other Related Activities 14 0.7% 30 0.2%
Insurance Carriers & Related Activities; Funds, Trusts & Other Financial Vehicles 29 1.5% 90 0.7%
         
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 55 2.8% 134 1.1%
         
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services 97 5.0% 419 3.3%
Legal Services 21 1.1% 81 0.6%
         
Management of Companies & Enterprises 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services 313 16.0% 699 5.5%
Educational Services 34 1.7% 974 7.7%
Health Care & Social Assistance 124 6.3% 1,205 9.5%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 28 1.4% 159 1.3%
         
Accommodation & Food Services 97 5.0% 814 6.4%
Accommodation 19 1.0% 121 1.0%
Food Services & Drinking Places 78 4.0% 693 5.5%
         
Other Services (except Public Administration) 272 13.9% 830 6.5%
Automotive Repair & Maintenance 51 2.6% 142 1.1%
         
Public Administration 37 1.9% 711 5.6%
         
Total 1,953 100% 12,676 100%

 

Most Common Industries (Males) %
Manufacturing 35
Retail Trade 12
Construction 8
Other services, except public administration 6
Transportation and warehousing 5
Educational services 5
Health care and social assistance 5
   

Data Source: www.city-data.com

Most Common Industries (Females) %
Health care and social assistance 25
Retail Trade 17
Manufacturing 16
Educational services 11
Accommodation and food services 8
finance and insurance 7
Public administration 4
   

 

Data Source: www.city-data.com

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 17,579
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 13
Mining 25
Utilities 48
Construction 562
Manufacturing 2,368
Wholesale Trade 1,172
   
Retail Trade 2,880
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 187
Furn & Home Furnish Str 28
Electronics & Appl Store 50
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 237
Food & Beverage Stores 780
Health/Pers Care Stores 320
Gasoline Stations 61
Clothing/Accessory Store 85
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 47
General Merchandise Str 925
Misc Store Retailers 154
Nonstore Retailers 6
   
Transportation/Warehouse 361
Information 368
   
Finance & Insurance 413
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 289
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 22
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 102
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 297
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 340
Legal Services 102
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 209
Educational Services 1,540
HealthCare/Social Assist 3,430
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 79
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 1,375
Accommodation 176
Food Srv/Drinking Places 1,199
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 776
Auto Repair/Maintenance 108
Public Administration Emp 1,320
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Ottumwa, IA Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 1,173
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 6
Mining Bus 2
Utilities Bus 2
Construction Bus 63
Manufacturing Bus 22
Wholesale Trade Bus 32
   
Retail Trade Bus 188
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 33
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 10
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 14
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 21
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 21
Gasoline Stations Bus 9
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 17
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 10
General Merchandise Str Bus 13
Misc Store Retailers Bus 34
Nonstore Retailers Bus 3
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 28
Information Bus 29
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 112
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 74
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 29
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 56
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 53
Legal Services Bus 18
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 42
Educational Services Bus 36
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 120
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 16
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 85
Accommodation Bus 12
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 73
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 178
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 29
Public Administration Bus 84
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Ottumwa, IA Leading Employers

City
Food & Beverage Stores: $259.1M
Food Service & Drinking Establishments: $87.6M
General Merchandise: $217.0M
Furniture, Home, Electronic, Appliances: $50.0M
Motor Vehicles & Parts Dealers: $231.5M

Major Employers

Name Product/Service Employees
Cargill Meat Solutions Pork Processing 2,500
John Deere Ottumwa Works Farm Implement 894
Ottumwa Regional Health Center Health Care 825
Ottumwa Community Schools Education 700
Cargill Eddyville Corn Sweetener Plant including Contractors Corn Fructos, Ethanol & Vitamin E 953
Wal-Mart Super Center Retail 83
Indian Hills Community College Education 420
HyVee Corporation Grocery Stores 188
WINBCO Tank Company Food Grade Tanks 30
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Beverage Bottling 202
Winger Contracting Company Mechanical Contractor 220
City of Ottumwa City Government 265
Wapello County County Government 144
Menards Retail 150
State of Iowa in Ottumwa State Government 154
Tenco Industries Contract Assembly 73
Al-Jon Manufacturing, LLC Scrap Metal Equipment 111
Carroll Distributing Company Concrete Forming 106
Norris Asphalt Paving Co. Paving Contractor 85
Ajinomoto USA, Inc. MSG & Proteferm & Animal Feed Additives 215

Ottumwa, IA Business Growth

Financial
Banks & Credit Unions: 8
Plant Financial Assistance Available? Yes
Per-Capita Personal Income (2007): $29,201
Median HUD Household Income (2005) (4 Person Family @ 100%): $53,600

Retail Sales
Wapello County Total Retail Sales: $505.7M
Ottumwa Total Retail Sales: $382.3M
10-County Region Total Retail Sales:$1.766B

Ottumwa, IA Govt Taxation

City Government
Type of Government: Mayor/Council-Appointed City Administrator
Council Members: 5 + Mayor
Police Department Personnel (FTE): 39 Officers, 11 Civilians
Fire Department Personnel (FTE): 48 Professionals
Insurance Rating: 6
911 Service? Yes

Other Area Law Enforcement
Iowa State Patrol: Yes
District 14 Planning Commission? Yes
Zoning Regulations? Yes (City and County)

City Financing (2011-2012)
Business Activities Budget: $21M
Operating Expenditures Budget (Government): $63.4M
Total Revenue Budget: $77.2M
     • Property Tax Revenue: $11.3M
     • Sales Tax Revenue: $3.1M
     • Bed Tax Revenue: $301k
     • Other Revenues (Sewer, Water, etc.): $62.5M

Debt Payments (2012)
General Obligation Bonds Outstanding: $8.3M
Revenue Bonds and Others: $5.8M
Capital Expenditures (Government): $12.3M
Total Expenditure Budget: $63.4M
City Bond Rating: A1

County Government
Type of Government: Supervisory Control
Council Members: 3 Supervisors
Sheriff's Department: Sheriff, 10 Deputies, 29 Civilians
Fire Department: Wapello Co. Rural, Ottumwa Fire Dept.
911 Service? Yes

Other Area Law Enforcement
Iowa State Patrol: Yes
District 14 Planning Commission? Yes
Zoning Regulations? Yes (County Wide)

County Financing (2006-2007)
Operating Expenditures Budget: $16.4M
Total Revenue Budget: $15.5M
     • Property Tax Revenue: $5.9M
     • Sales Tax Revenue: $1.9M
     • Intergovernmental Revenues: $8.4M

Dept Payments
General Obligation Bonds Outstanding: $198k
Revenue Bonds and Others: $0
Capital Expenditures (Government): $1.1 M
Total Expenditure Budget: $18.0M
City Bond Rating: N/A

Taxes

Industrial/Manufacturers/Commercial Real Property Tax
Tax Year 2006 - 2007 Rate (x) $1,000

  Tax Rate Effective Asses. Ratio Rate In City Rate
Out City
City $21.61 99.25% $21.61 $3.00
County $9.85  99.25% $9.85 $12.57
School $13.86  99.25% $13.86 $13.86
State $0.004 99.25% $0.004 $0.004
Other $1.37 99.25% $1.37 $1.37
Total     $46.70 $28.09

 

Residential Real Property Tax
Tax Year 2006 - 2007 Rate (x) $1,000

  Tax Rate Effective Asses. Ratio Rate In City Rate
Out City
City $21.61 46% $21.61 $3.00
County $9.85  46% $9.85 $12.57
School $13.86  46% $13.86 $13.86
State $0.004 46% $0.004 $0.004
Other $1.37 46% $1.37 $1.37
Total     $46.70 $28.09

 

Tax Categories

Type City County
Inventory No No
Machinery - Equip No No
Retail Sales Tax (Food/Drugs Exempt) Yes - 7% Yes - 7%
Local Income Tax No No
Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Yes - 7% Yes - 7%

 

Corporate State Tax
Iowa's Corporate income tax rates are based solely on income dreived from sales within the state of Iowa. If a company in Iowa had all sales to customers outside the state of Iowa, there would be no state income tax due.

For companies that do have sales in Iowa, the percentage of the company's overall income which is attributable to those Iowa sales, would be subjected to these tax rates: First $25,000 = 6%; $25,001 to $100,000 = 8%; $100,001 to $250,000 = 10%; over $250,000 = 12%

State Taxes
Franchise Tax: Applies to Banks Only
Individual Income Tax: .036% to 8.98%
8.98% when greater than $57,105 fed. net income
State Gasoline Fuel Tax: 20.5 cents/gal
State Diesel Fuel Tax: 22.15 cents/gal
State Ethanol 10% Blend Tax: 19 cents/gal
State Aviation Fuel Tax: 8 cents/gal
State Jet Fuel Tax: 3 cents/gal

Ottumwa, IA Available Real Estate

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Ottumwa, IA Higher Education

Education

  • Public School Budget, 2012 - 2013 Ottumwa Community Schools: $66,218,000
  • Administrative Staff Members: 21
  • Teaching Staff: 344
  • Support Staff: 231

Preschools

  • McCarroll Early Childhood Center
  • Ottumwa Christian

Elementary

  • Douma Elementary
  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Horace Mann Elementary
  • James Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary

Middle School

  • Evans Middle School

High School

  • Ottumwa High School
  • Alternative College Career Academy

 Parochial Schools:

  • Seton Catholic
  • Ottumwa Christian

Student Average Class Size 
Kindergarten: 18.4
First Grade: 20.0
Second Grade: 19.9
Third Grade: 19.7

ACT Composite Average 106 students from the graduating class of 2012 scored an average composite of 21.6.

Graduation Rate The Ottumwa High School graduation rate in 2012 was 82.5%, representing an increase of 8.5 % from 2011.

Students Seeking a Secondary Education 65% of 2012 Ottumwa High School graduates plan to pursue a post-secondary education.

Childcare Facilities/Preschools
Ottumwa Community Schools Preschool
First Presbyterian Church Preschool
Trinity Lutheran
American Home Finding Day Care
Kid's Corner Day Care
Ottumwa Schools Prime Time Youth Care
YMCA Child Development Center
Indian Hills Community College Child Development Center

Colleges and Universities
Indian Hills Community College
St. Ambrose MBA Ottumwa Program
Buena Vista University Ottumwa Program
Buena Vista University
St. Ambrose University
Willliam Penn College

Educational Attainment (25 and Over)
High School Degree or Higher: 79.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 15.4%

 

To find more information about the Ottumwa Public School District, visit http://www.ottumwaschools.com/

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 1,559
Graduated High School 5,265
Associates Degree 1,675
Bachelor's Degree 1,760
Graduate Degree 978
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $9,267,516
College School Books/Supplies $456,168
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $9,082
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Ottumwa, IA Transportation

Nearby Metropolitan Cities by Distance
Des Moines, IA: 84 Miles
Cedar Rapids, IA: 105 Miles
Omaha, NE: 222 Miles
Kansas City, MO: 222 Miles
Lincoln, NE: 277 Miles
St. Louis, MO: 277 Miles
Chicago, IL: 286 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: 327 Miles
Milwaukee, WI: 377 Miles
Detroit, MI: 570 Miles

Transportation

Highways Serving Area
US Highways 63 and 34; State Highway 149
Divided 4-Lane Highway Serving Bus. Hwy. 63 to St. Hwy. 163 West (Oskaloosa, Pella, Des Moines) and U.S. Hwy. 34 East (Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington)

Railroads
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Main Line); AMTRAK Passenger Train; Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad (Main Line)

Ports
Nearest Ports: Burlington, Iowa (65 Miles); Muscatine, Iowa (101 Miles)
Major Waterway: Mississippi River

Motor Freight Carriers (Intrerstate & Intrastate)
Ottumwa Terminals: Con Way Central, Roadway Express, Yellow Freight
Working Ottumwa Market: ABF Freight Systems, Alexander Truck Lines, Barr Nunn Trucking, Harold Dickey Transport, D.R.S. Transport, Elliott Transport, Swift, Warren, Airland, Standard Forwarding, Don Hummer, GNF Express, Ken Hite Trucking, Jacobson Trucking, Gary Jenkins Corp., CH Robinson, Jerry Rozenboom Trucking

City Transit System
Bus System: Ottumwa Transit Authority

Air
Local Commerical Service: None
Commerical Service within 90 Miles: Des Moines (Air Tran, Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United, US Airways)

Ottumwa Regional Airport
Runway 13-31: 5885' long x 150' wide
Runway 04-22: 4100' long x 100' wide Paved, 200,000 lbs. gross weight)
Instruments: Category 1 Instrument System (ILS)
Charter or Full FBO Services: Yes, provided by Ottumwa Flying Services and MCS Charter
Hangar Space: Up to Falcon 50 Jet
Some Private Hangars; Room for More

Parcel Service
UPS, FedEx, USPS

Ottumwa, IA Utilities

Communication

Daily Newspaper:
The Ottumwa Courier, The Ottumwa Evening Post (online only)

Out of Town Papers:
The Des Moines Register, USA Today, Wall Street Journal

Radio Stations:
KBIZ, KLEE, KKIS, TOM-FM, KRKW, KTWA, KMGO, KEDB

Local Television Stations:
KTVO (CBS), KYOU (FOX)

Satellite Television:
DirectTV, Dish Network

Cable Television:
Mediacom

Telephone Service:
AT&T, CenturyLink, LISCO

Mobile Phone Service:
Sprint, US Celluar, Verizon, Windstream Communications

Internet Services:
RE Wireless DSL, Mediacom High Speed, PCSIA, Lisco Corporation, CenturyLink, DISHnet

Utilities
Electricity
Supplier: Alliant Energy Company
Source: Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro

Natural Gas
Supplier: Mid American Energy

Water
Supplier: Ottumwa Water Works
Source: Des Moines River
Maximum Daily Capacity: 14 Million Gallons/Day
Peak Load: 9.5 Million Gallons/Day
Storage Capacity (Overhead/Ground): 7.5 Million Gallons
Water Cost Industrial (e.g. 100,000 Gallons): $200 Total Cost

Sewers
Storm Sewer Coverage: 80%
Sanitary Sewer Coverage: 98%
Type: Activated Sludge
Capacity: 6 Million Gallons/Day
Present Average Load: 4.8 Million Gallons/Day
Solid Waste Disposal: 30 to 50 Yrs. Remaining Capacity
Sewage Cost Industrial (e.g. 100,000 Gallons): $401.16 Total Cost

Other Fuels
Fuel Oil Distributor Bob Lancaster Oil Company
Coal Source Burlington Northern Santa Fe
LP Gas Distributors Dixon's LP, Hamilton Propane

Solid Waste
Curb-Side Pickup and Recycling Yes

Ottumwa, IA Environmental

Natural Resources
Iowa truly lives up to its image of being an industrial agricultural state. Iowa ranks #1 in the nation in swine productionwith 29.6 million hogs raised and processed each year. Wapello County farmers produce over 32,000 swine per year and the 10-county region produced 644,521 hogs in 2004. Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Ottumwa processes over 3 million hogs per year. Iowa produces 2 billion bushels of corn per year and the 10-county region produced 100.6 million bushels in 2004. Iowa produced 497 million bushels of soybeans in 2004 with 27.8 million bushels produced in the 10-county area. There are 8,650 farms with 2.677 million acres of land in agricultural production in the 10-county region.

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