Ocheyedan, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocheyedan, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ocheyedan had a population of 525 as of July 1, 2018. Ocheyedan 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 Ocheyedan is located at latitude 43.4181 and longitude -95.5365 in Osceola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ocheyedan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,575 feet.

The City of Ocheyedan (GNIS ID: 2395296) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocheyedan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Ocheyedan, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 525
Population in Households 525
Population in Familes 426
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 452
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $42,303
Average Household Income $54,956
Per Capita Income $23,393


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $71,835
Average Home Value $88,806


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.84% 0.15%
Households 0.95% 0.25%
Families 1.9% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2018 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 # 454 55th
Population Density # 675 33rd
Diversity Index # 253 75th
Median Household Income # 943 7th
Per Capita Income # 927 8th

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