Osceola, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 5,076 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.0%
 
Males: 2,427  (47.8%)
Females: 2,649  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50213.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,527 (it was $32,701 in 2000)
Osceola:

$48,527
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,053 (it was $17,244 in 2000)

Osceola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,130 (it was $67,800 in 2000)
Osceola:

$123,130
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,058; detached houses: $115,697; mobile homes: $13,463

Median gross rent in 2017: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Osceola: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.6%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 48.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Osceola, IA (2010)
    • 3,96480.4%White alone
    • 86617.6%Hispanic
    • 370.8%Two or more races
    • 280.6%Black alone
    • 230.5%Asian alone
    • 60.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Osceola, Iowa as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Osceola is 420 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Osceola by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
1
(20.2)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(20.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(166.1)
4
(83.2)
7
(146.4)
2
(42.6)
4
(85.0)
2
(41.5)
4
(80.7)
2
(40.1)
10
(197.5)
8
(158.7)
7
(141.4)
6
(120.6)
7
(138.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(581.4)
24
(499.2)
24
(501.9)
13
(276.8)
30
(637.2)
15
(311.6)
14
(282.5)
18
(361.1)
19
(375.2)
23
(456.3)
20
(404.1)
12
(241.2)
26
(514.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
147
(3,052)
142
(2,953)
97
(2,028)
97
(2,065)
86
(1,827)
82
(1,703)
66
(1,332)
78
(1,565)
91
(1,797)
59
(1,170)
85
(1,718)
74
(1,487)
61
(1,208)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(41.5)
5
(104.0)
6
(125.5)
5
(106.5)
5
(106.2)
4
(83.1)
5
(100.9)
5
(100.3)
14
(276.5)
6
(119.0)
11
(222.3)
8
(160.8)
5
(99.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(62.3)
2
(41.6)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.2)
1
(20.8)
1
(20.2)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)205.6178.0172.3119.0149.5121.5119.5120.0159.8120.0229.9113.3135.8

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City-data.com crime index in Osceola, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: American (11.8%), German (11.2%), Irish (8.3%), Dutch (5.1%), English (4.5%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1866

Elevation: 1139 feet

Land area: 5.84 square miles.

Population density: 870 people per square mile   (low).

Osceola, Iowa map

410 residents are foreign born (6.8% Latin America).

This city:

8.1%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,884 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,551 (1.7%)

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)

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 93.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,688 (+33.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,838 (75.0%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Osceola, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Osceola, IA in 2017
Osceola satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $170,500
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 2017: 105 buildings, average cost: $122,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Osceola, IA residents
Average permit cost in Osceola, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Osceola, IA
Historical housing units in Osceola, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +459 (+10.9%).
Most common industries in Osceola, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.2%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.7%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.8%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Food (8.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.4%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Osceola, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Food processing workers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Osceola, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Osceola, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 44.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Osceola-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.1 miles away from Osceola center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 347.5 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 350.9 miles away from the city center
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 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 375.2 miles away from Osceola center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 382.7 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 Clarke County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Osceola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Osceola:

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

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: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 69 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 72 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 76 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Truman State University (about 86 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 104 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public high school 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:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Mark Smith (Iowa politician) - Politician, Dwight Harken - Surgeon.

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Osceola:

Marital status in Osceola, IA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Osceola:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Osceola
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Osceola, IA (based on Clarke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,9116
Evangelical Protestant1,49316
Other5652
Catholic5461
None4,771-
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: 3
Clarke County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clarke County:

26.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clarke County:

12.8%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.4%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Osceola:

42.8%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Osceola:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Osceola:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Osceola:

33.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Osceola:

53.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Osceola:

76.0%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Osceola, IA 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
Police Protection - Officers 11$43,316$47,2540$0
Water Supply 9$29,070$38,7600$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,653$39,9670$0
Sewerage 5$15,396$36,9500$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,775$39,1000$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,849$59,0940$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,617$45,7020$0
Police - Other 1$3,145$37,7400$0
Local Libraries 1$2,769$33,2287$8,330
Totals for Government 39$137,590$42,3357$8,330

Osceola government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,016,000 ($988.18)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($19.90)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($13.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,322,000 ($457.45)
    General - Other: $1,332,000 ($262.41)
    Sewerage: $974,000 ($191.88)
    Police Protection: $957,000 ($188.53)
    Regular Highways: $595,000 ($117.22)
    Financial Administration: $471,000 ($92.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $402,000 ($79.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $377,000 ($74.27)
    Libraries: $184,000 ($36.25)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $153,000 ($30.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000 ($28.76)
    Air Transportation: $141,000 ($27.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $87,000 ($17.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000 ($9.65)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($2.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $355,000 ($69.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $26,000 ($5.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($2.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,772,000 ($349.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($16.15)

Osceola government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,207,000 ($237.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $312,000 ($61.47)
    Air Transportation: $192,000 ($37.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000 ($26.79)
    Other: $102,000 ($20.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($7.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $64,000 ($12.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($6.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $951,000 ($187.35)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,253,000 ($443.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $472,000 ($92.99)
    Other: $235,000 ($46.30)
  • Tax - Property: $2,956,000 ($582.35)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $853,000 ($168.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $247,000 ($48.66)
    Other License: $73,000 ($14.38)

Osceola government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,680,000 ($3483.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,329,000 ($3216.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,452,000 ($286.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,000 ($19.90)

Osceola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,039,000 ($795.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $495,000 ($97.52)

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Polk County, IA  1.01% ($47,583 average AGI)
from Decatur County, IA  0.90% ($33,625)
Businesses in Osceola, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1RadioShack1
Arby's1Super 81
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1

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)
Osceola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Osceola fatal accident list:

Apr 8, 2017 03:20 PM, Us-69 S Main St, Lat: 41.019628, Lon: -93.763728, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Sep 23, 2017 11:00 AM, Us-69 N Main St, Sr-152 Leisure Dr, Lat: 41.059697, Lon: -93.764706, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1986 12:52 AM, Hwy 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • 169,500Total average daily traffic
  • 45,581Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Osceola, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 102010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Osceola, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Osceola)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Osceola, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Osceola)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Osceola)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of fire incidents - 56 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Osceola, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.5%), and Structure Fires (29.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Osceola, IA
    • 20047.5%Outside Fires
    • 12629.9%Structure Fires
    • 7217.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 235.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Osceola, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Osceola, Iowa:

  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 111 Ariel Cir, Osceola, Iowa 50213 , Phone: (641) 342-9400, Fax: (641) 342-7285
  • Super 8 Motel, 720 Warren Ave, Osceola, Iowa 50213 , Phone: (641) 342-6594, Fax: (641) 342-6594
  • QUALITY INN - OSCEOLA - IA, 710 WARREN Ave, Osceola, Iowa 50213 , Phone: (641) 342-6666, Fax: (641) 342-6408
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Osceola, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Osceola, IA
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Osceola, IA
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 38.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Osceola compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Osceola on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 (50213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
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