The population of Otis was 1,612 at the 2010 census. Officially incorporated in 1810, it was named after Harrison Gray Otis, an influential lawyer, financier, and politician. The town today is mostly rural with some tourism. Otis is part of the Farmington River Regional School District. The district’s only school, Farmington River Elementary School, houses students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grades. For the upper grades, most students attend either Monument Valley Regional Middle School and Monument Mountain Regional High School, or Lee Middle/High School.