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Apartments for rent in Ottumwa, IA

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Ottumwa

There's a field across my house to play in walking distance to school gas station grocery store park

Nothing. If I could afford it I would move. To many criminal type people living here. Soil is good for gardening.

Some good restaurant options. We have a small shopping mall. Good parks to kids too. We have a Bridgeview center that is great for big entertainment.

Right down the road is a convenient store and across the street is a school. I'm not far from from work as well. And main street is cleaned up.

I have a large double, corner lot so only 1 house is slightly close to me. I live close to family. I live close to work.

I like how close the gas station is and the YMCA. The y has a playground that my baby cousin can play on.

Who Lives Here

Ottumwa Demographics

Education

High School

48%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

18%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

32%

45-65

26%

65+

16%

Getting Around Ottumwa

Ottumwa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

64%

15-30 Mins

20%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 7 of 7 renters

Percentage: 1616

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Ottumwa Features

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

Ottumwa Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Ottumwa

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All About

Living in Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa is a small city in Iowa with just under 25,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Iowa. Just 33% of residents rent in Ottumwa, as home ownership is common in the city. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $674 per month, which is $136 per month less than the state average.

Averaging about 18 minutes, the commute time for Ottumwa residents is quicker than the state average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 41% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Relatively few workers commute on foot.

There are three primary industries in Ottumwa: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of the city's population works in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $50,000, Ottumwa workers take home less than the average Iowa resident. Ottumwa's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Ottumwa has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 12% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.