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 1,267 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Otterbein, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,267
Daytime Population: Workers 470
Daytime Population: Residents 648
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,118
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,267
Population in Familes 1,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,075
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $43,022
Average Household Income $60,110
Per Capita Income $23,499


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $98,404
Average Home Value $137,242


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.25%
Households -0.03% 0.12%
Families 0.61% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2017 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 # 300 56th
Population Density # 111 84th
Diversity Index # 270 60th
Median Household Income # 497 27th
Per Capita Income # 369 46th

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