Osceola, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 7,320 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
 
Males: 3,732  (51.0%)
Females: 3,588  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72370.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,916 (it was $23,163 in 2000)
Osceola:

$32,916
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,302 (it was $12,406 in 2000)

Osceola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,946 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Osceola:

$76,946
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $96,454; Detached houses: $102,626; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,550; In 2-unit structures: $59,259; Mobile homes: $48,181

Median gross rent in 2013: $671.

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  • Races in Osceola, AR (2013)

    Osceola races chart
    • 4,16254.0%Black alone
    • 3,32143.1%White alone
    • 1471.9%Two or more races
    • 410.5%American Indian alone
    • 270.4%Asian alone
    • 330.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Osceola: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (9.6%), Irish (6.2%), German (4.0%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/12/1853

Elevation: 245 feet

Land area: 7.81 square miles.

Population density: 937 people per square mile   (low).

Osceola,AR real estate house value index trend

Osceola, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Osceola:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Osceola city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $424 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $392 (0.5%)

Osceola satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.70 N, Longitude: 89.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,300 (+30.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,825 (72.2%)

Area code: 870

Osceola household income distribution Osceola home values distribution

Crime rates in Osceola by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1002103103000
per 100,000 11.10.00.024.112.20.038.712.80.038.40.00.00.0
Rapes 83858713811791210
per 100,000 88.934.895.060.297.388.4167.5102.4140.989.6116.9160.1136.4
Robberies 538910101691075713
per 100,000 55.634.895.0108.4121.6126.3206.2115.1128.189.664.993.4177.3
Assaults 5072851049713813313212379888092
per 100,000 555.7834.71,009.91,252.31,179.91,742.41,713.91,688.81,575.51,010.71,142.61,067.51,254.8
Burglaries 11079127131121127155176110151204188134
per 100,000 1,222.6915.81,508.91,577.41,471.81,603.51,997.42,251.81,409.01,931.92,648.72,508.71,827.6
Thefts 283255258237304272237302255322285258229
per 100,000 3,145.52,956.23,065.22,853.73,697.83,434.33,054.13,863.93,266.34,119.83,700.33,442.83,123.3
Auto thefts 1614151818262224181691311
per 100,000 177.8162.3178.2216.7219.0328.3283.5307.1230.6204.7116.9173.5150.0
Arson 23333556511424
per 100,000 22.234.835.636.136.563.164.476.864.0140.751.926.754.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 448.0401.6550.5622.9644.9735.0903.1818.8715.9695.7686.1698.7680.0

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

Crime rate in Osceola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 36 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Arkansas average:

1.99
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -327 (-3.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

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 near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller 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 the city 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 the city 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 Osceola 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) earthquake occurred 222.4 miles away from the city 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 (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Osceola topographic map

Birthplace of: Calvin Frazier - Detroit blues and country blues guitarist, Calvin O'Neal - Football player, Chico Fletcher - Basketball player, Cortez Kennedy - Player of football, 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.

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

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 45.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 9.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.70
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.9%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents)
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

Osceola, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Osceola city (based on Mississippi County data)

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
Mississippi 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.
State:

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
Here:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$25,739$44,1241$1,918
Other Government Administration 4$23,112$69,3368$8,094
Judicial and Legal 3$5,870$23,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$84,603$44,1410$0
Police - Other 4$10,467$31,4011$390
Firefighters 18$56,057$37,3710$0
Correction 10$18,930$22,7161$1,267
Streets and Highways 16$41,804$31,3530$0
Airports 0$0 1$500
Solid Waste Management 9$24,204$32,2720$0
Sewerage 3$13,554$54,2160$0
Parks and Recreation 8$21,747$32,6213$2,310
Water Supply 10$36,060$43,2720$0
Electric Power 15$66,790$53,4320$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,294$41,1760$0
Totals for Government 133$439,231$39,63015$14,479

Osceola government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,552,000 ($1031.69)
    Police Protection: $1,841,000 ($251.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000 ($151.91)
    Regular Highways: $978,000 ($133.61)
    Fire Protection: $738,000 ($100.82)
    Water Utilities: $679,000 ($92.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $592,000 ($80.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000 ($73.91)
    Sewerage: $255,000 ($34.84)
    Central Staff Services: $201,000 ($27.46)
    Financial Administration: $197,000 ($26.91)
    Air Transportation: $104,000 ($14.21)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($17.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($12.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $48,000 ($6.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,412,000 ($602.73)

Osceola government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.41)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $650,000 ($88.80)
    Sewerage: $359,000 ($49.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $143,000 ($19.54)
    All Other: $50,000 ($6.83)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,000 ($1.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $828,000 ($113.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,178,000 ($160.93)
    Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($7.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,648,000 ($1454.64)
    Water Utilities: $957,000 ($130.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $518,000 ($70.77)
    General Support: $213,000 ($29.10)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,610,000 ($219.95)
    Property: $245,000 ($33.47)
    Public Utilities: $81,000 ($11.07)
    NEC: $75,000 ($10.25)

Osceola government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,800,000 ($245.90)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,885,000 ($257.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,710,000 ($233.61)
    Electric Utilities: $1,275,000 ($174.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $525,000 ($71.72)
    Other, NEC: $175,000 ($23.91)

Osceola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $697,000 ($95.22)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $336,000 ($45.90)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

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 Craighead County, AR  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

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 Craighead County, AR  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Osceola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 33m108ftTotal length
  • $64,000Total costs
  • 118,645Total average daily traffic
  • 8,836Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 61960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • City Hall (Lat: 35.703111 Lon: -89.970361), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPNI285
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.943 MHz, 959.943 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2002, Expiration Date: 09/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2012Registrant: 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: 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/19/2025, Certifier: Steve PaquetteRegistrant: Entergy Services, Inc., 425 West Capitol Ave, A-Tcby-20a, Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 377-3608, 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/23/2026, Certifier: Miles FrancisRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, 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 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 01/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2003Registrant: 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:

4
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Henderson Ag Service Inc, 1910 S State Highway 77, Osceola, AR 72370
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 602MD , Serial Number: 602-1254, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Henderson Ag Service Inc, 1910 S State Highway 77, 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Sandy Bayou Planting Co, 1983 S County Road 439, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Joe C Thomas, Po Box 663, Osceola, AR 72370

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Osceola

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Osceola, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Osceola compared to Arkansas state average:

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