Osceola, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 6,638 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -25.2%
 
Males: 3,241  (48.8%)
Females: 3,397  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72370.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,331 (it was $23,163 in 2000)
Osceola:

$32,331
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,021 (it was $12,406 in 2000)

Osceola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,537 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Osceola:

$86,537
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $89,764; detached houses: $93,549; mobile homes: $16,325

Median gross rent in 2019: $637.

March 2019 cost of living index in Osceola: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.5%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 65.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.4% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Osceola, AR (2019)
    • 3,60551.9%Black alone
    • 2,73639.4%White alone
    • 4857.0%Hispanic
    • 1051.5%Two or more races
    • 440.6%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Osceola, Arkansas as of May 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Osceola is 307 to 1.


Crime rates in Osceola by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.7)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
2
(28.0)
6
(85.9)
1
(14.7)
4
(60.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(97.3)
7
(88.4)
13
(167.5)
8
(102.4)
11
(140.9)
7
(89.6)
9
(116.9)
12
(160.1)
10
(136.4)
4
(55.4)
12
(168.1)
4
(57.3)
8
(117.3)
15
(225.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(121.6)
10
(126.3)
16
(206.2)
9
(115.1)
10
(128.1)
7
(89.6)
5
(64.9)
7
(93.4)
13
(177.3)
13
(180.0)
19
(266.2)
16
(229.1)
9
(132.0)
7
(105.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
97
(1,180)
138
(1,742)
133
(1,714)
132
(1,689)
123
(1,576)
79
(1,011)
88
(1,143)
80
(1,068)
92
(1,255)
131
(1,814)
128
(1,793)
129
(1,847)
140
(2,053)
146
(2,194)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(1,472)
127
(1,604)
155
(1,997)
176
(2,252)
110
(1,409)
151
(1,932)
204
(2,649)
188
(2,509)
134
(1,828)
79
(1,094)
N/A201
(2,878)
127
(1,862)
151
(2,270)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
304
(3,698)
272
(3,434)
237
(3,054)
302
(3,864)
255
(3,266)
322
(4,120)
285
(3,700)
258
(3,443)
229
(3,123)
184
(2,548)
227
(3,180)
205
(2,935)
159
(2,332)
144
(2,164)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(219.0)
26
(328.3)
22
(283.5)
24
(307.1)
18
(230.6)
16
(204.7)
9
(116.9)
13
(173.5)
11
(150.0)
17
(235.4)
20
(280.2)
14
(200.5)
28
(410.6)
21
(315.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(36.5)
5
(63.1)
5
(64.4)
6
(76.8)
5
(64.0)
11
(140.7)
4
(51.9)
2
(26.7)
4
(54.6)
6
(83.1)
4
(56.0)
1
(14.3)
4
(58.7)
7
(105.2)
City-Data.com crime index643.1733.0900.6816.5714.0693.8684.2696.8678.1686.1856.1990.7829.91041.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Osceola, AR

Crime rate in Osceola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 35 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Arkansas average:

2.35
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Ancestries: American (21.2%), English (4.4%), German (4.2%), Irish (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/12/1853

Elevation: 245 feet

Land area: 7.81 square miles.

Population density: 850 people per square mile   (low).

Osceola, Arkansas map

239 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $422 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $401 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (40.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (438.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Luxora, AR (2.1 miles ),
Victoria, AR (2.4 miles),
Keiser, AR (2.7 miles ),
Burdette, AR (2.9 miles),
Marie, AR (3.0 miles),
Wilson, AR (3.2 miles ),
Dell, AR (3.4 miles ),
Ashport-Three Point, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.70 N, Longitude: 89.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,095 (+30.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,953 (72.0%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Osceola, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Osceola, AR in 2019
Osceola satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $34,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2019: 26 buildings, average cost: $43,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Osceola, AR residents
Average permit cost in Osceola, AR
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.6%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Historical population in Osceola, AR
Historical housing units in Osceola, AR
Most common industries in Osceola, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (12.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (18.0%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Osceola, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (20.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Osceola, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Osceola-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Osceola city center caused $30,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Osceola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 408% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from Osceola center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.0 miles away from Osceola center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 104.2 miles away from Osceola center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 29.0 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) earthquake occurred 222.4 miles away from Osceola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Osceola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Osceola:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOME CARE OSCEOLA (616 WEST LEE AVENUE)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE, INC (925 WEST KEISER)
  • SOUTH MISSISSISSPI COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 611 WEST LEE AVENUE)
  • OSCEOLA NURSING HOME (406 S BROADWAY BOX 545)
  • OSCEOLA THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (287 SOUTH COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • DAVITA - OSCEOLA RENAL CTR (1420 W KEISER AVE)
  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY HEALTH UNIT OSCEOLA (720 WEST LEE STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Osceola:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Osceola:

  • Rhodes College (about 38 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 40 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 41 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • University of Memphis (about 41 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Union University (about 63 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 68 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)

Public high school in Osceola:

  • OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2800 W SEMMES, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Osceola:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Osceola is the birthplace of Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn Hotels and of legendary blues guitarist, Son Seals. While not born in Osceola, Dale Evans (wife of Roy Rogers) once lived here as did Blues Legend Albert King.
  • Presbyterian Christian School closed two years ago. Another school opened in its place, but has since closed as well.
  • Presbyterian Christian School is no longer active. added by Ann
  • Presbyterian Christian School closed two years ago. Another school opened in its place, but has since closed as well.
  • Presbyterian Christian School is no longer active. added by Ann

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Osceola: Riverlawn Country Club (A), Mississippi County Courthouse (B), Osceola City Hall (C), Osceola Branch Mississippi County Library (D), Osceola Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (E), Osceola Fire Department Station 2 (F), Osceola Police Department (G), Medic One Ambulance Service (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osceola include: Pilgrim Rest Church (A), Kingdom Hall (B), Eastside Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church of Osceola (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ermen Lane Cemetery (1), Violet Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Osceola include: Hale Avenue Historic District (1), Florida Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: The Judge Motel (319 West Hale Avenue), Best Western Inn (4635 West Keiser Avenue), Days Inn Osceola AR (4491 West Keiser Avenue), Deerfield Inn (4583 West Keiser Avenue).

Court: Osceola District Court (397 West Keiser Avenue).

Birthplace of: Calvin Frazier - Detroit blues and country blues guitarist, Calvin O'Neal - Football player, Chico Fletcher - Basketball player, Cortez Kennedy - Football player, Kemmons Wilson - Executive, Ran Carthon - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Feb 10, 1981), Son Seals - Electric blues guitarist and singer, Bill Ramsey - Professional baseball player, Chris Warhurst - College football player (Arkansas Razorbacks), Gaylon Nickerson - Basketball player.

Mississippi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Osceola that have no violations reported:

  • LITTLE RIVER WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 924, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DRIVER GRIDER WATER ASSOC (Population served: 264, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
240 people in state prisons in 2010
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
209 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
82 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Osceola (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas: Osceola Branch Of First National Ban at 1460 West Keiser Avenue, branch established on 2009/02/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $355.0 mil, Deposits: $314.3 mil, headquarters in Forrest City, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Eastern Arkansas, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Osceola Branch at 1300 West Keiser Avenue, branch established on 1944/05/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank: Commonwealth Branch at 750 West Keiser, branch established on 1972/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $242.2 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Huntsville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Osceola Branch at Keiser Street, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Osceola:

Marital status in Osceola, AR
  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Osceola:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Osceola
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Religion statistics for Osceola, AR (based on Mississippi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mississippi County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Mississippi County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mississippi County:

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Osceola:

46.5%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Osceola:

42.3%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Osceola:

29.8
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.1%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.8%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Osceola, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 24$106,718$53,3592$633
Firefighters 17$74,741$52,7583$930
Electric Power 14$72,115$61,8130$0
Streets and Highways 12$36,527$36,5270$0
Correction 9$24,760$33,0131$928
Parks and Recreation 8$28,841$43,2623$5,164
Solid Waste Management 7$28,327$48,5610$0
Sewerage 7$26,412$45,2780$0
Financial Administration 5$15,175$36,4201$345
Water Supply 5$21,654$51,9700$0
Other Government Administration 3$29,277$117,1080$0
Judicial and Legal 3$11,554$46,2160$0
Police - Other 2$5,737$34,4220$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,617$55,4040$0
Totals for Government 117$486,454$49,89310$8,000

Osceola government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $369,000 ($55.59)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,605,000 ($2350.86)
    Police Protection: $2,541,000 ($382.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,270,000 ($191.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,046,000 ($157.58)
    Regular Highways: $967,000 ($145.68)
    Water Utilities: $848,000 ($127.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $809,000 ($121.87)
    Financial Administration: $639,000 ($96.26)
    Sewerage: $572,000 ($86.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $486,000 ($73.21)
    Central Staff Services: $422,000 ($63.57)
    Health - Other: $158,000 ($23.80)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $144,000 ($21.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $618,000 ($93.10)
    General - Other: $287,000 ($43.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000 ($26.82)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($5.12)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($3.31)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.51)

Osceola government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,078,000 ($162.40)
    Sewerage: $970,000 ($146.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $217,000 ($32.69)
    Other: $32,000 ($4.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $416,000 ($62.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,126,000 ($169.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $869,000 ($130.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $649,000 ($97.77)
    Rents: $245,000 ($36.91)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $18,166,000 ($2736.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,119,000 ($168.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $882,000 ($132.87)
    General Local Government Support: $143,000 ($21.54)
    Other: $95,000 ($14.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $906,000 ($136.49)
    Property: $497,000 ($74.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $144,000 ($21.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($6.18)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.45)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.30)

Osceola government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,337,000 ($352.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,690,000 ($254.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $647,000 ($97.47)

Osceola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $635,000 ($95.66)

4.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,609 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Craighead County, AR  0.68% ($28,670 average AGI)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.22% ($34,226)
from Shelby County, TN  0.21% ($30,759)


6.42% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Craighead County, AR  1.44% ($52,225 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.32% ($34,578)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.28% ($29,050)
Businesses in Osceola, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Osceola:

  • KOSE (860 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Osceola:

  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBQ (93.5 FM; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBCM (88.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Osceola:

  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Osceola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Osceola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.7mTotal length
  • $356,000Total costs
  • 258,066Total average daily traffic
  • 30,025Total average daily truck traffic
  • 110,769Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Osceola, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Osceola, AR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Osceola, AR)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • City Hall (Lat: 35.703111 Lon: -89.970361), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPNI285,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.943 MHz, 959.943 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2002, Expiration Date: 09/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2012, Phone: (202) 434-4226
  • DRIVER SUB, State Highway 198 (Lat: 35.646278 Lon: -89.970778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQVV412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/19/2025, Certifier: Steve Paquette, Registrant: Entergy Services, LLC, 425 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 377-5609, Email:
  • Osceola, Bnsf Ls1025 Mp 253.799 (Lat: 35.698444 Lon: -89.968222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQXF866,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/23/2026, Certifier: Miles Francis, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • OSCEOLA NSUB, W. Semmes Ave (Lat: 35.707806 Lon: -89.990028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 31.6 m, Call Sign: WQYG744,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2016, Expiration Date: 09/22/2026, Certifier: Steve Paquette, Registrant: Entergy Services, LLC, 425 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 377-5609, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 6 Miles South On Highway 61 (Lat: 35.630611 Lon: -89.984806), Call Sign: KNKB370, Licensee ID: L00063837,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.250 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999, Registrant: Mo-Ark Mobilephone, Inc., 1214 Mitchell St. Box 987, Blytheville, AR 72315

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Osceola Municipal Airport (Lat: 35.691194 Lon: -90.011472), Call Sign: WRLB3325,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.23900 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 01/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2003, Registrant: City Of Osceola, Osceola, AR 72370

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Osceola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 180Z , Serial Number: 30828, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/04/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Henderson Ag Service Inc, 1910 S State Highway 77, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2712G , Serial Number: 14, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick A Warren, 1011 W State Highway 140, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 666MS , Serial Number: D-9004, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 09/08/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Sandy Bayou Planting Co, 1983 S County Road 439, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7612W , Serial Number: 28-1572, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory A Reece, 149 W State Highway 119, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 802MB , Serial Number: 802A-0776, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 04/09/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Henderson Ag Service Inc, 1910 S State Highway 77, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 809KC , Serial Number: 802A-0347, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/20/2018
    Registrant (LLC): H & M Flying Service LLC, Po Box 646, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8367P , Serial Number: 24-3625, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Joe C Thomas, 847 W Semmes Ave, Osceola, AR 72370

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 79. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 122 took place in 2004, and the least - 54 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Osceola, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.6%), and Outside Fires (28.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Osceola, AR
    • 66749.6%Structure Fires
    • 38628.7%Outside Fires
    • 25118.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 423.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Osceola, AR
Most common first names in Osceola, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10169.6 years
Mary9275.6 years
John9070.9 years
Willie7673.1 years
William6969.5 years
Robert5269.7 years
George4275.7 years
Charles4065.2 years
Henry3375.7 years
Annie3279.1 years
Most common last names in Osceola, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7071.9 years
Jones6574.8 years
Smith5973.5 years
Williams4672.8 years
Davis4370.6 years
Brown4173.4 years
Harris3474.2 years
Wilson3167.7 years
White2969.7 years
Jackson2777.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Osceola, AR
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Osceola, AR
  • 55.2%Electricity
  • 44.8%Utility gas


Osceola compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Osceola on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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