Otto Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Otto Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°02′21″N 87°54′56″W / 41.03917°N 87.91556°W / 41.03917; -87.91556Coordinates: 41°02′21″N 87°54′56″W / 41.03917°N 87.91556°W / 41.03917; -87.91556
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established December 11, 1855
 • Supervisor Ronald W. Thompsen
 • Total 48.53 sq mi (125.7 km2)
 • Land 48.21 sq mi (124.9 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.66%
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,505
 • Density 53.6/sq mi (20.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 60901, 60922, 60941
FIPS code 17-091-57017

Otto Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,582 and it contained 937 housing units.[2] It was formed from portions of Aroma and Limestone townships on December 11, 1855 as Carthage Township; its name was changed to Otto Township on March 11, 1857.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.53 square miles (125.7 km2), of which 48.21 square miles (124.9 km2) (or 99.34%) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) (or 0.66%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Barnett and Saint James.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Greater Kankakee Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,505[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 809 East 4000 South Road, Kankakee, IL 60901. The township assessor is Bill Surprenant and his son Phil is the assistant assessor for Otto Township. The township clerk is Mauricio Rua.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Central Community Unit School District 4
  • Herscher Community Unit School District 2
  • Kankakee School District 111


  • "Otto Township, Kankakee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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