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Population in 2012: 5,035 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 

Males: 2,549  (50.6%)
Females: 2,486  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  36.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50213.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,059 (it was $32,701 in 2000)
Osceola:

$40,059
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,088

Osceola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,477 (it was $67,800 in 2000)
Osceola:

$79,477
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,984; Detached houses: $96,509; Mobile homes: $16,546

Median gross rent in 2012: $612.

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  • White alone - 3,964 (80.4%)
  • Hispanic - 866 (17.6%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 28 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Osceola: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (16.3%), English (7.2%), United States (6.2%), Norwegian (2.8%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1866

Elevation: 1139 feet

Land area: 5.84 square miles.

Population density: 863 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Osceola:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Osceola city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

368 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Osceola, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Osceola to the number of sex offenders is 504 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,333 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,142 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (39.3 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (118.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Woodburn, IA (3.0 miles ), Murray, IA (3.1 miles ), Weldon, IA (3.1 miles) , New Virginia, IA (3.2 miles ), Van Wert, IA (3.4 miles ), Truro, IA (3.6 miles ), Le Roy, IA (3.8 miles) , Thayer, IA (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $46,000
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $196,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $281,500

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Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 93.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,373 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,764 (73.0%)

Area code: 641

Osceola household income distribution Osceola home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Osceola by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 020000100111
per 100,000 0.042.80.00.00.00.020.90.00.020.820.220.1
Robberies 011110001010
per 100,000 0.021.421.621.120.80.00.00.021.20.020.20.0
Assaults 505284724242
per 100,000 107.40.0107.842.1166.183.2146.442.685.041.580.740.1
Burglaries 494646282824241330151418
per 100,000 1052.9983.7991.6589.8581.4499.2501.9276.8637.2311.6282.5361.1
Thefts 208165127130147142979786826678
per 100,000 4469.33528.72737.72738.63052.32953.42028.42065.11826.71703.41332.01564.7
Auto thefts 7711425655455
per 100,000 150.4149.7237.184.341.5104.0125.5106.5106.283.1100.9100.3
Arson 224032101111
per 100,000 43.042.886.20.062.341.620.90.021.220.820.220.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 263.9242.3208.4159.0189.7164.3159.0109.8138.0112.1110.2110.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.72

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Osceola, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +459 (+10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Osceola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Osceola city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 tornado 28.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Osceola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from Osceola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clarke County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mark Smith (Iowa politician) - Politician, Dwight Harken - Surgeon.


Hospitals/medical centers in Osceola:

  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 134 WEST JEFFERSON STREET)
  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 800 S FILLMORE ST)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, 209 EAST MCLANE STREET)
  • OSCEOLA LEISURE MANOR (Nursing Home, HIGHWAY 60 NORTH PO BOX 44)
  • SOUTHERN HILLS SPECIALITY CARE (Nursing Home, 444 NORTH WEST VIEW DRIVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Osceola:


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Amtrak station:

OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Osceola:

  • Drake University (about 40 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 51 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 69 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 72 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 76 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Truman State University (about 86 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 104 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)

Public high schools in Osceola:

Public elementary/middle schools in Osceola:

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Library in Osceola:

  • OSCEOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $168,464; Location: 300 S FILLMORE ST; 32,233 books; 856 audio materials; 1,085 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • PLEASE ADD: Osceola United Methodist Church, 130 W Grant St, Osceola to your list of churches. Thanks!
  • Osceola Police Department-Police Protection, Officers: 10
  • Osceola United Methodist Church, 130 West Grant Street (1 block south and 1 block west of the intersection of Highways 34 & 69)

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Notable locations in Osceola: Osceola Country Club (A), Wilkins North Elevator (B), Osceola (C), Osceola Volunteer Fire Department (D), Clarke County Historical Museum (E), Clarke County Courthouse (F), Clarke County Sheriffs Office (G), Osceola Public Library (H), Osceola City Hall (I), Osceola Police Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osceola include: Calvary Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Immanual Lutheran Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Grade Lake (A), Q Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Osceola include: Lions Park (1), Q Pond City Park (2), Siemens Ball Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Motor Inn Motel (221 West McLane Street), AmericInn Osceola (111 Ariel Circle), Days Inn (710 Warren Avenue), Super 8 Motel (720 Warren Avenue), Lakeside Casino Resort (777 Casino Drive), Osceola Days Inn (710 Warren Ave), Best Western Regal Inn (1520 Jeffreys Drive Box 238), Blue Haven Motel (325 South Main Street), Homestyle Inn (702 North Main Street).

Courts: Counties Of-Iowa - Clarke County- Magistrate Court (Courthouse), Counties Of-Iowa - Clarke County- Clerk Of Court (Courthouse).

 
Clarke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.3%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Osceola, IA

People in group quarters in Osceola in 2010:

  • 100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Osceola in 2000:

  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other group homes

Osceola compared to Iowa state average:

Osceola, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Osceola (2011 data):

  • American State Bank: Osceola Branch at 101 North Main, branch established on 1970/12/21; at 1000 Jeffreys Drive, branch established on 1987/04/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.5 mil, Deposits: $107.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Osceola Bancorporation
  • Clarke County State Bank: at 139 S Main Street, branch established on 1935/01/03; Osceola Branch at 1320 Jeffreys Drive, branch established on 1967/01/11. Info updated 2007/01/12: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $90.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: John T. Vucurevich Foundation
  • Great Western Bank: Osceola Branch at 610 West Mclane, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Osceola, Iowa:

  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 111 Ariel Cir, Osceola, IA 50213 , Phone: (641) 342-9400, Fax: (641) 342-7285
  • Super 8 Motel, 720 Warren Ave, Osceola, IA 50213 , Phone: (641) 342-6594, Fax: (641) 342-6594
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Osceola, Iowa

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Osceola travel time to work - commute


Osceola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.91%
Here40.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents27.3%23.8%12.0%11.6%8.5%
Congregations27.8%11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%
NameLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristCommunity Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents5.4%2.3%2.1%2.0%5.0%
Congregations5.6%5.6%5.6%5.6%22.2%
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: 3
Here:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Clarke County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clarke County:

8.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
State:

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

12.8%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$13,083$52,3320$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$36,486$48,6480$0
Police - Other 1$3,043$36,5160$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,888$40,5310$0
Sewerage 5$19,062$45,7490$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,397$37,1910$0
Water Supply 8$26,928$40,3921$1,537
Local Libraries 9$32,425$43,2330$0
Totals for Government 44$160,312$43,7211$1,537

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,171,000 ($828.40)
    Sewerage: $285,000 ($56.60)
    Air Transportation: $105,000 ($20.85)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($1.19)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,323,000 ($262.76)
    Police Protection: $639,000 ($126.91)
    Financial Administration: $615,000 ($122.14)
    Sewerage: $499,000 ($99.11)
    Regular Highways: $480,000 ($95.33)
    General - Other: $407,000 ($80.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $371,000 ($73.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $283,000 ($56.21)
    Air Transportation: $171,000 ($33.96)
    Libraries: $150,000 ($29.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $122,000 ($24.23)
    Central Staff Services: $94,000 ($18.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($14.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000 ($11.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($4.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $392,000 ($77.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $106,000 ($21.05)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($20.26)
    Water Utilities: $66,000 ($13.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $42,000 ($8.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($7.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($6.36)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,416,000 ($281.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $93,000 ($18.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,001,000 ($198.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000 ($38.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($23.83)
    Air Transportation: $67,000 ($13.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $55,000 ($10.92)
    All Other: $16,000 ($3.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($6.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $947,000 ($188.08)
    Interest Earnings: $298,000 ($59.19)
    Rents: $159,000 ($31.58)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($4.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,268,000 ($251.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $546,000 ($108.44)
    Highways: $423,000 ($84.01)
  • Tax - Property: $2,197,000 ($436.35)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $279,000 ($55.41)
    Other Selective Sales: $235,000 ($46.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $39,000 ($7.75)
    Other License: $10,000 ($1.99)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,346,000 ($2650.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,801,000 ($1946.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,800,000 ($1151.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,255,000 ($447.86)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,134,000 ($1416.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $327,000 ($64.95)

7.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  1.45% ($34,735 average AGI)
from Decatur County, IA  0.95% ($28,906)
from Warren County, IA  0.47% ($37,125)


8.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  2.14% ($30,918 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.67% ($30,130)
to Decatur County, IA  0.64% ($25,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Osceola:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Osceola:

  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Osceola:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

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

Osceola, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Osceola fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 1986 12:52 AM, Hwy 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 13, 1976 10:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Osceola)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Osceola, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Osceola)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Osceola)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Osceola


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Osceola, IA

Most common first names in Osceola, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5179.5 years
Mary4978.9 years
William4279.8 years
Charles3378.5 years
Robert3273.1 years
Helen3283.3 years
George3178.6 years
Hazel2485.3 years
James2375.5 years
Donald2273.9 years
Most common last names in Osceola, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3181.9 years
Miller2775.2 years
Johnson2382.0 years
Davis1974.2 years
Brown1980.0 years
Page1776.0 years
Woods1679.0 years
Patterson1678.3 years
Jones1680.3 years
Robins1475.9 years
Businesses in Osceola, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1RadioShack1
Arby's1Super 81
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1

Osceola on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #87 (50213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Larry Pulkrabek (10)
  • Todd Green (3)
  • Gary W. Chew (1)
  • Richard L. Long, Jr. (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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