Otter Tail County

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota

121 W Junius Ave Suite 310
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: (218) 998-8000
Fax: (218) 998-8438
www.co.ottertail.mn.us

In west-central MN, southeast of Fargo, ND; established Mar 18, 1858 from Pembina and Cass counties. Name Origin: For Otter Tail lake and river. The lake was named by the Ojibway nigigwanowe 'otter tail,' referring to the shape of the lake.

Area (sq mi):: 2224.91 (land 1979.71; water 245.20) Population per square mile: 29.10
Population 2005: 57,658 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 12.70% Population 2000: 57,159 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,014; median household $35,395; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,928-$25,198
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fergus Falls County seat (13,715)

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