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City
Updated:   05/22/2007 05:45:49 AM EDT

Tuesday, May 22
Settled: 1735.

Incorporated: 1810 (as the town of Otis, formerly Bethlehem and Loudon).

Named for: Harrison Gray Otis, speaker of the House of Representatives.

Population: 1,365 (2000 U.S. Census); 1,383 (2007 town census); up to 10,000 (summer season, estimated).

Area: 35.8 square miles.

Elevation: 1,220 feet (average).

Average annual snowfall: 83 inches (estimated).

Median resident age: 42.3 (2000 U.S. Census).

Median household income: $51,488 (2000 U.S. Census); $64,000 (Estimated, 2005).

Median family income: $55,485 (2000 U.S. Census).

Average house value: $279,504 (DOR, 2006).

Average property tax: $1,621, single-family home (DOR, 2006).

Unemployment rate: 5.3 percent (March 2007).

Races, national origin: White, 1,318; Black, 8; American Indian and Alaska native, 4; Asian, 12; some other race, 5; two or more races, 18; Hispanic or Latino, 4 (2000 U.S. Census).

Ancestries: English, 17 percent; Irish, 16 percent; French, 12 percent; Italian, 7 percent; German, 6 percent; Polish, 5 percent; French Canadian, 4 percent; Scottish, 3 percent; Russian, 3 percent; Slovak, 1 percent; Scotch-Irish, 1 percent; European, 1 percent; Danish, 1 percent; Welsh, 1 percent; Finnish, 1 percent; Swedish, 1 percent; Norwegian, 1 percent; Chinese, 1 percent; British, 1 percent; Dutch, 1 percent; Ukrainian, 1 percent; Latvian, 1 percent; Swiss, 1 percent; (2000 U.


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S. Census).

Official town Web site: None.

Community Web site: www.otismass.com.






 
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