Ossian, IA 52161 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52161: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ossian, IA 52161

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • Single Family Addresses: 352
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 16
  • County: Winneshiek County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.173, Longitude -91.819
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52161 has segments in 2 Counties (Fayette, Winneshiek).

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Ossian, IA 52161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,469
Daytime Population: Workers 718
Daytime Population: Residents 690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,430
Population in Familes 1,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $61,114
Average Household Income $72,168
Per Capita Income $28,278


Total Housing Units 626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $176,509
Average Home Value $213,661


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% -0.19%
Households 0.24% -0.11%
Families 0.07% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Ossian, IA 52161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52161 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 368 62nd
Population Density # 401 58th
Diversity Index # 542 44th
Median Household Income # 217 78th
Per Capita Income # 459 52nd

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