Otterbein, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Otterbein, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Otterbein had a population of 1,332 as of July 1, 2016. Otterbein ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Otterbein is located at latitude 40.4887 and longitude -87.0936 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Otterbein (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Otterbein are located in Benton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Tippecanoe County.

The Town of Otterbein (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Otterbein is located within Township of Shelby, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Otterbein population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Otterbein, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,332
Population in Households 1,332
Population in Familes 1,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,182
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $93,627
Average Home Value $130,141


Median Household Income $42,214
Average Household Income $56,659
Per Capita Income $22,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.62%
Households 0.78% 0.56%
Families 1.56% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Otterbein, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otterbein to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 292 57th
Population Density1 # 95 86th
Diversity Index2 # 278 59th
Median Household Income # 487 29th
Per Capita Income # 390 43rd

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