Otter Tail County is located in west-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Fergus Falls and the largest city is Fergus Falls. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 57,635 and the 2010 census population was 57,303. The land area is 1,972.07 square miles and there are 29.1 persons per square mile.
96.4% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $159,700, there are 24,356 households, an average of 2.30 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,400, the median household income is $48,961, and 11.7% of the persons in Otter Tail County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,508. Retail sales (in $1000) were $704,539, and sales per capita were $12,366. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.8%.
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