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Ocheyedan, Iowa - Basic Facts

Ocheyedan is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Ocheyedan.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Osceola County at latitude 43.4161 and longitude -95.5347. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,575 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ocheyedan (see map) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Ocheyedan, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 509
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 438
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $73,377
Average Home Value $89,541


Median Household Income $42,623
Average Household Income $50,964
Per Capita Income $22,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 0.23%
Households 1.24% 0.34%
Families 3.26% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ocheyedan, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocheyedan to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 460 55th
Population Density1 # 686 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 244 76th
Median Household Income # 843 17th
Per Capita Income # 851 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.