Latest Data (2017)
Population 24,454
Nationwide Rank 1541

Quick Facts

Ottumwa, Iowa is the 1,541st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Ottumwa, Iowa is a city.

Ottumwa, Iowa is currently 2.3% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Ottumwa, Iowa's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Ottumwa, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1531 Homer Glen, Illinois 24,591 9.5%
1532 Fountain Hills, Arizona 24,583 20.0%
1533 Elmwood Park, Illinois 24,537 -3.3%
1534 Herndon, Virginia 24,532 12.7%
1535 San Benito, Texas 24,528 1.1%
1536 Staunton, Virginia 24,528 2.8%
1537 Bainbridge Island, Washington 24,522 20.1%
1538 Elk River, Minnesota 24,506 46.8%
1539 Bridgeton, New Jersey 24,505 7.7%
1540 Norton Shores, Michigan 24,501 8.5%
1541 Ottumwa, Iowa 24,454 -1.9%
1542 Inkster, Michigan 24,453 -18.7%
1543 South Plainfield, New Jersey 24,435 11.7%
1544 Norfolk, Nebraska 24,434 4.4%
1545 Coronado, California 24,417 1.1%
1546 Kernersville, North Carolina 24,386 29.3%
1547 Trotwood, Ohio 24,386 -10.9%
1548 Denison, Texas 24,380 7.3%
1549 Rosemount, Minnesota 24,344 64.2%
1550 Seal Beach, California 24,326 0.6%
1551 Fort Dodge, Iowa 24,305 -7.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
873 Urbandale 43,592 47.7%
918 Cedar Falls 41,570 14.8%
975 Marion 39,400 48.3%
1076 Bettendorf 35,813 14.4%
1371 Mason City 27,399 -6.0%
1374 Marshalltown 27,280 4.8%
1470 Clinton 25,480 -8.0%
1500 Burlington 25,022 -6.5%
1541 Ottumwa 24,454 -1.9%
1551 Fort Dodge 24,305 -7.5%
1584 Muscatine 23,782 4.7%
1708 Johnston 21,562 139.7%
1754 Coralville 20,881 37.2%
1773 Waukee 20,649 269.9%
1915 North Liberty 18,813 243.1%
1924 Altoona 18,699 78.9%
2056 Clive 17,172 32.1%
2176 Indianola 15,990 21.2%
2264 Newton 15,109 -3.1%
2569 Grimes 12,742 148.6%
2598 Boone 12,510 -2.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 24,454 1,541
2016 24,487 1,526
2015 24,624 1,512
2014 24,682 1,495
2013 24,840 1,472
2012 24,806 1,459
2011 24,838 1,447
2010 25,023 1,429
2009 24,329 1,446
2008 24,300 1,429
2007 24,343 1,403
2006 24,577 1,382
2005 24,656 1,367
2004 24,554 1,361
2003 24,532 1,349
2002 24,680 1,325
2001 24,853 1,301
2000 24,952 1,281
1990 24,603 1,132