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The City of Osceola had a population of 5,087 as of July 1, 2017. Osceola ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Osceola is located at latitude 41.03 and longitude -93.7796 in Clarke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Osceola (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Clarke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Osceola (GNIS ID: 468477) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Osceola is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Clarke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Osceola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,087
Daytime Population: Workers 4,123
Daytime Population: Residents 2,701
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,824
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 4,950
Population in Familes 3,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 787
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $50,783
Average Household Income $60,572
Per Capita Income $24,544


Total Housing Units 2,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,225 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 811 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 204 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $89,099
Average Home Value $117,185


Total Households 2,036
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,233
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 0.44% 0.3%
Households 0.43% 0.32%
Families 0.28% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Osceola, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Osceola to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 83 92nd
Population Density # 433 57th
Diversity Index # 22 98th
Median Household Income # 658 35th
Per Capita Income # 776 23rd

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