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Community Profile

Ottertail has an estimated population of 623 according to the 2016 Data from the State Demographer.  Households according to the same report is 266 with 2.34 persons per household.

Water for the city utility is purchased from the City of Henning approximately 12 miles to the southeast.  Water flows to Ottertail by gravity which fills the tower because the elevation of Ottertail is much lower than Henning.  At this time most residences have independent septic system

Major employers are Carr's Tree Service and Thumper Pond Resort and Golf Course.  

Visitors will find restaurants, unique shopping, banking,  medical services, groceries, and other services.