Demographics

See where Otter Tail County ranks in the County Financial Data Search and Comparison. The full report can be found at the Minnesota State Auditor web site.

Otter Tail County Population

YearPopulation
201057,303
200057,159
199050,714
198051,937
197046,097
196048,960
195051,320
194053,192
193051,006
192050,818
191046,036
190045,375
189034,232
188018,675
18701,968
1860240

OTC Facts

Poplulation (2017 estimate)58,345
Population (per square mile)29.1
Townships64
Cities (incorporated)22
Total Area2,232 square miles
State Rank (area)8th
State Rank (population)14th
Number of Lakes1048
Total Lake Area173,851 acres
Highest Point (Inspiration Peak)1750 feet above sea level

Highest Paid County Employees

Minnesota session law of 2005, Chapter 156 requires cities and counties with a population of over 15,000 to notify residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest paid employees.
The following are the three highest paid positions in Otter Tail County:

Position2018 Salaries
County Administrator$162,427
County Sheriff$148,928
County Attorney$145,747

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