Osage, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 3,634 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 1,659  (45.7%)
Females: 1,975  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50461.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,873 (it was $30,676 in 2000)
Osage:

$44,873
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,261 (it was $17,366 in 2000)

Osage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,754 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
Osage:

$97,754
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $106,002; Detached houses: $105,592; Townhouses or other attached units: $122,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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  • White alone - 3,532 (97.6%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.08%)

Races in Osage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Osage: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.9%), Norwegian (11.9%), Irish (11.5%), English (10.7%), United States (7.5%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/14/1871

Elevation: 1181 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,738 people per square mile   (low).

Osage,IA real estate house value index trend

Osage, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Osage:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Osage city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

72 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Osage, Iowa as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Osage to the number of sex offenders is 453 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,263 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,473 (1.3%)

Osage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (54.0 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (116.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (279.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mitchell, IA (2.0 miles) , Orchard, IA (2.1 miles) , Little Cedar, IA (2.8 miles) , St. Ansgar, IA (2.9 miles ), New Haven, IA (2.9 miles) , Stacyville, IA (3.3 miles ), Floyd, IA (3.4 miles ), Toeterville, IA (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.28 N, Longitude: 92.81 W

Area code: 641

Osage household income distribution Osage home values distribution

Crime rates in Osage by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.027.5
Robberies 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 682117833103
per 100,000 173.2233.257.428.528.7203.1233.687.686.7274.982.5
Burglaries 491110181326772N/A
per 100,000 115.5262.4315.8285.2517.2377.1759.1204.4202.355.0N/A
Thefts 3155423630443330252218
per 100,000 894.91603.51205.91026.8862.11276.5963.5876.2722.3604.7495.0
Auto thefts 22136242100
per 100,000 57.758.328.785.6172.458.0116.858.428.90.00.0
Arson 01100000001
per 100,000 0.029.228.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.027.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 86.5139.387.676.693.9127.7153.874.565.386.4N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Osage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Printing workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Osage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Osage, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Osage-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the Osage city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Osage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.9 miles away from Osage center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 401.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.3 miles away from Osage center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 335.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Osage topographic map

Birthplace of: Mike Johanns - 28th Secretary of Agriculture, Dean Jeffries - Hollywood custom vehicle designer and fabricator, James Vincent Casey - Catholic bishop, Randy Duncan - Football player, Troy Merritt - Professional golfer, Jesse Duryea - Major League Baseball pitcher, Tiny Sandford - Film actor, Bob Brush (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Osage:

  • MITCHELL COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 616 NORTH EIGHTH STREET)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOME CARE (415 PLEASANT, SUITE 100)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN HOME (914 DAVIDSON DRIVE)
  • MAPLE MANOR (830 SOUTH FIFTH STREET)
  • OSAGE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (830 SOUTH FIFTH STREET)

Airports located in Osage:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Osage:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 19 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 29 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 49 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 51 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 57 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 60 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)

Public high school in Osage:

Public elementary/middle schools in Osage:

Private elementary/middle school in Osage:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 218 S 12TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Osage

Library in Osage:

  • OSAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $183,368; Location: 406 MAIN ST; 34,496 books; 1,884 audio materials; 2,387 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 67 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Osage: Mitchell County Fairgrounds (A), Osage (B), Osage Co-op Elevator (C), Mitchell County Sheriffs Office (D), Osage City Hall (E), Osage Police Department (F), Osage Fire Department (G), Osage Public Library (H), Mitchell County Courthouse (I), Mitchell County Ambulance Service (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osage include: Our Saviours Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), United Church of Christ (C), Christian Missionary Church (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Osage Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Osage include: Osage City Park (1), Old Stone Mill Historical Marker (2), Student Hamlin Garland Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cedar Valley Memories (Museums; 18791 Highway 9).

Hotel: Staff Motel & Lounge (2215 Highway 218).

Court: Iowa State - Judicial Department- Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse).

Mitchell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Osage and their reported violations in the past:

ST PETERS RECTORY (Address: 3430 VALLEY AVE , Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-28-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-28-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MITCHELL TOWN PUMP (Address: 1005 N 7TH ST , Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between AUG-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUN-2007 and JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between MAY-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2007)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
SUNNY BRAE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MITCHELL COUNTY NATURE CENTER (Address: 18793 HWY 9 , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OSAGE MOTEL (Address: 2215 HWY 218 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Osage in 2010:

  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
95 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Osage, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Osage compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Osage (2011 data):

  • C US Bank: Osage Branch at 601 Main Street, branch established on 1935/08/12. Info updated 2008/07/31: Bank assets: $344.2 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Cresco, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: How-Win Development Co.
  • First Citizens National Bank: Osage Branch at 501 Main Street, branch established on 1856/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,022.1 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Mason City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Financial Corp.
  • The Home Trust & Savings Bank: at 628 Main Street, branch established on 1899/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.7 mil, Deposits: $179.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Htb, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Osage, Iowa:

  • Super 8 Motel, 1530 E Main St, Osage, IA 50461 , Phone: (641) 732-1800, Fax: (641) 732-1811
  • Americinn Hotel & Suites Osage, Ia, 2212 Higway 218, Osage, IA 50461 , Phone: (641) 832-2200, Fax: (641) 832-2201
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Osage, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Osage travel time to work - commute Osage mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Osage city (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here: 91.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents36.7%31.6%13.6%8.6%3.1%
Congregations17.9%25.0%14.3%14.3%7.1%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Mennonite Church of God in ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%0.7%0.5%0.6%
Congregations3.6%7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Mitchell County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mitchell County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,998$47,9760$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,756$52,5360$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,333$48,7991$1,233
Police - Other 1$1,729$20,7480$0
Streets and Highways 6$18,436$36,8720$0
Sewerage 1$3,250$39,0000$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,321$39,8521$257
Water Supply 1$3,737$44,8440$0
Local Libraries 1$2,909$34,90811$5,570
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$582
Totals for Government 19$66,469$41,98014$7,642

Osage government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $574,000 ($157.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($4.95)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,351,000 ($922.12)
    Electric Utilities: $3,105,000 ($854.43)
    Police Protection: $371,000 ($102.09)
    Regular Highways: $294,000 ($80.90)
    General - Other: $267,000 ($73.47)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($67.97)
    Sewerage: $195,000 ($53.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000 ($50.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($47.88)
    Libraries: $157,000 ($43.20)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($24.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $51,000 ($14.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($8.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($4.13)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($3.85)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($2.75)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.38)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.10)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $256,000 ($70.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $132,000 ($36.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $35,000 ($9.63)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($5.50)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($3.85)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($3.85)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($1.65)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($1.38)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($1.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,808,000 ($497.52)

Osage government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $518,000 ($142.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000 ($44.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($5.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($5.23)
    All Other: $8,000 ($2.20)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $109,000 ($29.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $261,000 ($71.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $118,000 ($32.47)
    Special Assessments: $60,000 ($16.51)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($4.68)
    Rents: $13,000 ($3.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($3.03)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,382,000 ($930.65)
    Electric Utilities: $3,085,000 ($848.93)
    Water Utilities: $342,000 ($94.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $290,000 ($79.80)
    All Other: $30,000 ($8.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,382,000 ($380.30)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $218,000 ($59.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($6.88)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.55)

Osage government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,570,000 ($2358.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,750,000 ($2132.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $820,000 ($225.65)

Osage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,390,000 ($2033.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $151,000 ($41.55)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.44% ($27,000 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.44% ($30,444)
from Howard County, IA  0.39% ($28,375)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.46% ($26,474 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.32% ($13,308)
to Floyd County, IA  0.27% ($34,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Osage:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Osage:

  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Osage:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Osage, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Osage fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 1995 03:35 PM, 218, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Osage)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Osage, IA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • OSAGE, 3.5 Nm W Of Osage Muni Arpt (Lat: 43.285000 Lon: -92.875556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WMS691
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • OSAGE, 3.5 Nm W Of Osage Muni Arpt (Lat: 43.285000 Lon: -92.875556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQCQ406
    Grant Date: 04/29/2005, Expiration Date: 04/29/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • OSAGE MWW, Osage Cell Site 4254 March Ave (Lat: 43.378889 Lon: -92.789444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 127.7 m, Call Sign: WQPY430
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/19/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Osage Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.298861 Lon: -92.808528), Type: Building, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WLX3
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/1998, Expiration Date: 08/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2003
    Registrant: City Of Osage, Osage, IA 50461-0029

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Osage)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: NELSON ROBERT E ZODIAC CH 601 HD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90-12F (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102BE , Serial Number: 6-1851, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Howard R Ammons, 1221 Oak St, Osage, IA 50461
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3F-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2089A , Serial Number: 5901
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene B Nikolas, 3532 Indigo Ave, Osage, IA 50461
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/14/1999
  • Aircraft: WEBER JAMES J RV8-A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUPERIOR IO-360 (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 581JJ , Serial Number: 82328, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/2008
    Registrant (Individual): James J Weber, 914 Ash St, Osage, IA 50461
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5946D , Serial Number: 22-4610, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Vallejo I Bullis, 320 N 3rd St, Osage, IA 50461
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60069 , Serial Number: 15070052, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Gary M Moody, 2125 370th St, Osage, IA 50461
  • Aircraft: SCHWARZLER ROBERT KOLB MARK III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8979 , Serial Number: M-1072, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas Gordon, 3955 Cameo Ave, Osage, IA 50461
  • Aircraft: GEMINI INDUSTRIE GEMINI TWIN 1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9648S , Serial Number: 0011, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Dale W Feldt, 3783 Cameo Ave, Osage, IA 50461

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Osage, IA
Most common first names in Osage, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5680.0 years
Mary5580.0 years
Robert4974.3 years
William4183.5 years
Ruth2685.3 years
Anna2582.1 years
Dorothy2378.4 years
George2379.9 years
Frank2379.7 years
Grace2283.4 years
Most common last names in Osage, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2579.0 years
Olson2478.0 years
Anderson1881.5 years
Hemann1678.8 years
Adams1678.3 years
Klemesrud1680.9 years
Schmidt1579.9 years
Muller1478.9 years
Brown1379.4 years
Hartwig1377.5 years
Businesses in Osage, IA
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Sears1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1Super 81
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1

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