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Ossian, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ossian had a population of 836 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ossian is located at latitude 43.1464 and longitude -91.7646 in Winneshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ossian (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winneshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Ossian (GNIS ID: 2396099) 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 Ossian is located within Township of Military, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winneshiek County.

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


Total Population 836
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 699
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 754
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $63,310
Average Household Income $73,693
Per Capita Income $27,923


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $178,235
Average Home Value $208,363


Total Households 339
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.41%
Households 0.0% -0.3%
Families 1.39% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Ossian, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossian 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 # 342 66th
Population Density # 455 55th
Diversity Index # 570 44th
Median Household Income # 219 78th
Per Capita Income # 580 43rd

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