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|map_caption = Location of Ottumwa in the state of [[Iowa]].
 
|map_caption = Location of Ottumwa in the state of [[Iowa]].
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|government_type = Mayor/Council
 
|government_type = Mayor/Council
 
|leader_title = Mayor
 
|leader_title = Mayor
|leader_name = Tom Lazio
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|leader_name = Tom Lazio<ref>{{cite web|last=Allt|first=Kate|title=Tom Lazio takes office as Mayor of Ottumwa|url=http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=989631#.UwoNvfldV8F|accessdate=February 23, 2014}}</ref>
 
|established_date = 1844
 
|established_date = 1844
   
 
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|population_as_of = [[2010 United States Census|2010]]
 
|population_est = 24840
 
|population_est = 24840
 
|pop_est_as_of = 2013
 
|pop_est_as_of = 2013
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|pop_est_footnotes = <ref name="2013 Pop Estimate">{{cite web|title=Population Estimates|url=http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2013/SUB-EST2013-3.html|publisher=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=July 20, 2014}}</ref>
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|population_total = 25023
 
|population_total = 25023
 
|population_density_km2 = 609.2
 
|population_density_km2 = 609.2
 
|population_density_sq_mi = 1577.7
 
|population_density_sq_mi = 1577.7
|population_rank = 20th in Iowa
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|population_rank = [[List of largest Iowa cities by population|20th]] in Iowa
   
 
|timezone = [[North American Central Time Zone|CST]]
 
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|area_total_km2 = 42.81
 
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|estyear=2015
 
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|estimate=24624
 
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|footnote=<center>U.S. Decennial Census<ref name="DecennialCensus">{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html|title=Census of Population and Housing|publisher=Census.gov|accessdate=June 4, 2015}}</ref></center>
 
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===Transportation===
 
===Transportation===
[[Amtrak]], the national passenger rail system, provides service to the [[Ottumwa Amtrak station]], operating its ''California Zephyr'' daily in both directions between [[Chicago]], [[Illinois]], and [[Emeryville]], California, across the [[San Francisco Bay]] from San Francisco.
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[[Amtrak]], the national passenger rail system, provides service to the [[Ottumwa (Amtrak station)|Ottumwa Amtrak station]], operating its ''California Zephyr'' daily in both directions between [[Chicago]], [[Illinois]], and [[Emeryville]], California, across the [[San Francisco Bay]] from San Francisco.
   
[[Ottumwa Transit Authority]] operates bus services throughout the Ottumwa area. The fixed-route system includes five routes and a shopping shuttle. It also operates a para-transit service known as Ottumwa Transit Authority Lift and Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), a dial-a-ride service geared towards employees.
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[[Ottumwa Transit Authority]] operates bus services throughout the Ottumwa area.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.iatransit.com/services/agency_profile.asp?intAgencyID=582 |title=Iowa Office of Public Transit |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20040705025039/http://www.iatransit.com/services/agency_profile.asp?intAgencyID=582 |archivedate=July 5, 2004 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref> The fixed-route system includes five routes and a shopping shuttle.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ottumwatransit.com/schedule.htm |title=SCHEDULES |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20050505041810/http://www.ottumwatransit.com/schedule.htm |archivedate=May 5, 2005 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref> It also operates a para-transit service known as Ottumwa Transit Authority Lift<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ottumwatransit.com/OTA%20Lift.htm |title=OTA LIFT |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20050505040658/http://www.ottumwatransit.com/OTA%20Lift.htm |archivedate=May 5, 2005 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref> and Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), a dial-a-ride service geared towards employees.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ottumwatransit.com/JARC.htm |title=JARC |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20050505040130/http://www.ottumwatransit.com/JARC.htm |archivedate=May 5, 2005 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref>
The five routes that operate Monday through Friday are: #1 North, #2 East West, #3 South Residential, #4 South Commercial, and #7 Airport. There are also two routes that operate on Saturday only; no routes operate on Sunday.
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The five routes that operate Monday through Friday are: #1 North, #2 East West, #3 South Residential, #4 South Commercial, and #7 Airport. There are also two routes that operate on Saturday only; no routes operate on Sunday.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.cityofottumwa.org/files/files/OTA_Timetable_-_dec_2011_1.pdf |title=OTA Timetable – December 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20121119180100/http://www.cityofottumwa.org/files/files/OTA_Timetable_-_dec_2011_1.pdf |archivedate=November 19, 2012 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref>
   
10–15 Regional Transit Agency provides a regional dial-a-ride service throughout Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties.
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10–15 Regional Transit Agency provides a regional dial-a-ride service throughout Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.iatransit.com/services/agency_profile.asp?intAgencyID=150 |title=Iowa Office of Public Transit |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20040914064640/http://www.iatransit.com/services/agency_profile.asp?intAgencyID=150 |archivedate=September 14, 2004 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ottumwatransit.com/10-15.htm |title=10–15 Transit |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20050218193515/http://www.ottumwatransit.com/10-15.htm |archivedate=February 18, 2005 |accessdate=May 27, 2014}}</ref>
   
Currently, [[U.S. Route 34]] and [[Iowa Highway 149]] serve the town, replacing a former segment of [[US Route 63|U.S. Highway 63]]. Route 63 now bypasses the town as part of the [[Burlington, Iowa|Burlington]] to [[Des Moines]] expressway. The [[Jefferson Street Viaduct]] over the Des Moines River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Currently, [[U.S. Route 34]] and [[Iowa Highway 149]] serve the town, replacing a former segment of [[US Route 63|U.S. Highway 63]]. Route 63 now bypasses the town as part of the [[Burlington, Iowa|Burlington]] to [[Des Moines]] expressway. The [[Jefferson Street Viaduct]] over the Des Moines River is listed on the [[National Register of Historic Places]].
   
 
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* [[Jack E. McCoy]] – Iowa state legislator
 
* [[Jack E. McCoy]] – Iowa state legislator
 
* [[Russell Means]] – American Indian activist; attended junior college in Ottumwa
 
* [[Russell Means]] – American Indian activist; attended junior college in Ottumwa
* [[Karen Morley]] – actress
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* [[Karen Morley]] – actress{{citation needed|date=May 2013}}
 
* [[Carol Morris]] – Miss Iowa USA 1956, Miss USA 1956, Miss Universe 1956, actress
 
* [[Carol Morris]] – Miss Iowa USA 1956, Miss USA 1956, Miss Universe 1956, actress
 
* [[Harry Ostdiek]] – Major League Baseball player
 
* [[Harry Ostdiek]] – Major League Baseball player
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