Locals also refer to this area as O.T (owe-tee).
The population was 1,758 in the 2013 Census, an decrease of 498 from 2006.
Te Kura o Otangarei is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 139. The school has both full immersion Maori language classes and bilingual classes.
City RFC are based in Otangarei, Whangarei and play in the Northland Rugby Union South Zone competitions. The club colours are blue & white hoops.
City Knights (formerly Kensington Knights) are based in Otangarei, Whangarei and play in the Whangarei City & Districts rugby league competitions.
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