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Population in 2012: 3,296 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 

Males: 1,488  (45.2%)
Females: 1,808  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46777.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,447 (it was $45,449 in 2000)
Ossian:

$43,447
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,808

Ossian town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,538 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Ossian:

$98,538
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,848; Detached houses: $112,623; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,466; Mobile homes: $30,193

Median gross rent in 2012: $651.

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  • White alone - 3,183 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 46 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ossian: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Ossian, Indiana on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Ossian is mentioned 18 times on our forum:
Cute small towns outside of Fort Wayne  (12 replies)
TRYING to relocate to Wells County possibly South Allen co.  (2 replies)
Conservative City in Indiana?  (34 replies)
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Ancestries: German (39.9%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.9%), United States (9.0%), Swiss (2.9%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,209 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ossian:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ossian town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Ossian, Indiana as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ossian to the number of sex offenders is 300 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $655 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $688 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (13.9 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (146.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Uniondale, IN (2.3 miles ), Zanesville, IN (2.5 miles ), Markle, IN (3.1 miles ), Bluffton, IN (3.1 miles ), Hoagland, IN (3.2 miles ), Roanoke, IN (3.5 miles ), Decatur, IN (3.6 miles ), Vera Cruz, IN (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.88 N, Longitude: 85.17 W

Area code: 260

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Ossian, Indiana accommodation, arts, entertainment & recreation - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +481 (+19.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Ossian, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Ossian-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Ossian town center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ossian-area historical earthquake activity is below Indiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from Ossian center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wells County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Ossian:

  • OSSIAN HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 215 DAVIS RD)
  • OSSIAN HEALTH CARE INC (Nursing Home, 215 DAVIS RD PO BOX 589)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ossian:

  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF BLUFFTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • COOPER COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Ossian, IN

Airports and heliports located in Ossian:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ossian:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 15 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 17 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 17 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 8,540)
  • Taylor University (about 34 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 37 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Ball State University (about 49 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 17,693)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-East Central (about 52 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public high school in Ossian:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ossian:

Private elementary/middle school in Ossian:

  • BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 7545 N 650 E; Grades: KG - 8)
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Notable location: Ossian Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.7. This is about average.
City:

36.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6

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

KOZY KOURT, INC. (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and APR-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2001), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2001 to APR-01-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2000 and DEC-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-01-2000 to APR-01-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ossian, IN

78 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
77 people in nursing homes in 2000

Ossian compared to Indiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Ossian (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ossian Branch at 1102 North State Road One, branch established on 1988/06/20. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Ossian State Bank: at 102 North Jefferson Street, branch established on 1912/10/19. Info updated 2008/01/14: Bank assets: $84.3 mil, Deposits: $73.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ossian Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ossian travel time to work - commute


Ossian mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (28%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ossian town (based on Wells County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.27%
Here60.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of America The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.4%14.5%13.1%5.8%5.5%
Congregations6.7%35.6%4.4%4.4%6.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.5%4.5%4.4%4.2%14.0%
Congregations4.4%4.4%4.4%4.4%24.4%
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: 4
Wells County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wells County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wells County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wells County:

10.3%
State:

14.3%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$3,570
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,070
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,754$40,2100$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,908$35,4480$0
Sewerage 2$5,270$31,6200$0
Water Supply 2$5,610$33,6600$0
Totals for Government 11$33,542$36,5917$5,640

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $815,000 ($247.27)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($109.22)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($102.55)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($66.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($29.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($8.80)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.91)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($49.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $86,000 ($26.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,005,000 ($304.92)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $471,000 ($142.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000 ($32.16)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $118,000 ($35.80)
    Highways: $19,000 ($5.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $39,000 ($11.83)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($4.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($2.73)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $824,000 ($250.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $69,000 ($20.93)
    Highways: $68,000 ($20.63)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • Tax - Property: $262,000 ($79.49)
    Individual Income: $66,000 ($20.02)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($1.82)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.30)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,736,000 ($830.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,612,000 ($792.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $124,000 ($37.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,012,000 ($307.04)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Indiana average:

6.54%

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 Allen County, IN  1.45% ($33,813 average AGI)
from Huntington County, IN  0.77% ($34,538)
from Adams County, IN  0.68% ($31,338)


5.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Indiana average:

6.56%

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 Allen County, IN  1.72% ($31,291 average AGI)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($30,508)
to Adams County, IN  0.56% ($28,414)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ossian:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLYV (1450 AM; 1 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: MIDWEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ossian:

  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, IN; Owner: SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W277AK (103.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • W209AW (89.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ossian:

  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)
  • WSOT-LP (Channel 57; MARION, IN; Owner: SUNNYCREST MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIWU-LP (Channel 51; MARION, IN; Owner: IWU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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

Ossian, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Ossian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,571
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,074
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 17,891

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ossian)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Approx 1/3 Mile Sw Of Intersection Of Cr 1000 N & Sr 1, Bearing 202.8*m (Lat: 40.884444 Lon: -85.168056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KNDN884
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022
    Registrant: Apco-Afc Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 032012, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Corner Of Sr 1 & Davis Rd (Lat: 40.888389 Lon: -85.164694), Call Sign: KNIF330, Licensee ID: L00775778
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2003, Expiration Date: 02/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2013, Certifier: Thomas A Clark
    Registrant: Wells County Ems Inc, 140 W. Spring St., Bluffton, IN 46714, Phone: (260) 827-0166
  • Ossian, Hoover St Rr Crossing At Mp Cf171.50 (Lat: 40.866167 Lon: -85.177167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPVA899, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/10/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • COUNTY LINE RD., Country Line Rd. Rr Crossing @ Rr Mp Cf174.95 (Lat: 40.916389 Lon: -85.177778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQFH836, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2006, Expiration Date: 07/19/2016, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • CR 1050N, Cr 1050n Rr Crossing @ Rr Mp Cf173.48 (Lat: 40.895000 Lon: -85.177500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQFI250, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Bm 7224 East 900 North (Lat: 40.873861 Lon: -85.088750), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTZ562
    Assigned Frequencies: 19280.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 983-6684
  • 1580 Baker Dr (Lat: 40.869056 Lon: -85.173417), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTZ563
    Assigned Frequencies: 17720.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 983-6684
  • HSMS, 1100 E Us 224 (Lat: 40.828000 Lon: -85.201000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQJS553
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff Miller
    Registrant: Northern Wells Community Schools, 312 N Jefferson St, Ossian, IN 46777, Phone: (260) 622-4125, Email:
  • Admin, 312 N Jefferson St. (Lat: 40.882000 Lon: -85.165000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQJS556
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff Miller
    Registrant: Northern Wells Community Schools, 312 N Jefferson St, Ossian, IN 46777, Phone: (260) 622-4125, Email:
  • Ossian Elementary, 213 S Jefferson St (Lat: 40.887000 Lon: -85.165000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQJS560
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff Miller
    Registrant: Northern Wells Community Schools, 312 N Jefferson St, Ossian, IN 46777, Phone: (260) 622-4125, Email:
  • OSSIAN, .5 Mi S Of (Lat: 40.869472 Lon: -85.172167), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WLK942, Licensee ID: L00128090
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2008, Certifier: Michael J Small
    Registrant: Centennial Michiana License Company LLC Dba Centennial Communications

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ossian)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ossian)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Ossian


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ossian, IN

Most common first names in Ossian, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4482.2 years
William3176.9 years
Robert2677.0 years
James2573.3 years
John2472.1 years
Helen1884.1 years
Ruth1782.6 years
Paul1778.2 years
Charles1779.3 years
Edwin1276.2 years
Most common last names in Ossian, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2677.3 years
Johnson2476.8 years
Miller1873.6 years
Werling1378.7 years
Hilsmier1281.3 years
Springer1282.3 years
Archbold1180.7 years
Hunter1186.4 years
Young1078.7 years
Bauermeister1080.7 years

Businesses in Ossian, IN

  • Kincaid: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1


Ossian on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #76 (46777) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bulgarian first ancestries"
  • #90 (46777) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bruce Calvin Ley (6)
  • Paul Nathanael Selking (4)
  • Wesley Allen Kohler (2)
  • Brandon R. Meyer (1)
  • John R. Oakes (1)
  • Paul N. Selking (1)
  • Robert C. Smith (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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