Ossian, Indiana

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 3,326 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 1,492  (44.9%)
Females: 1,834  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46777.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,404 (it was $45,449 in 2000)
Ossian:

$44,404
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,577 (it was $18,925 in 2000)

Ossian town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,965 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Ossian:

$108,965
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $664.

Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Ossian, IN (2010)

    Ossian races chart
    • 3,18396.8%White alone
    • 461.4%Hispanic
    • 331.0%Two or more races
    • 150.5%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ossian: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Ossian, IN forum
Recent posts about Ossian, Indiana on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. Ossian is mentioned 14 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)
Relocating to Indiana, Possibly Fort Wayne Area  (21 replies)
Relocating to Fort Wayne  (4 replies)
Indiana bank ratings  (7 replies)

Latest news from Ossian, IN collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (41.2%), Irish (12.7%), English (8.9%), United States (8.5%), Swiss (3.0%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,229 people per square mile   (low).

Ossian,IN real estate house value index trend

Ossian, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Ossian:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ossian town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

20 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Ossian, Indiana as of July 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ossian to the number of sex offenders is 275 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $515 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $634 (0.5%)

Ossian satellite photo by USGS

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

Ossian household income distribution Ossian home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +481 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Ossian, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ossian, Indiana average temperatures Ossian, Indiana average precipitation Ossian, Indiana humidity Ossian, Indiana wind speed Ossian, Indiana snowfall Ossian, Indiana sunshine Ossian, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ossian-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 82% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% 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 221.7 miles away from the city center
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 Ossian center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from the city 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 202.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Ossian center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 214.3 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 Wells County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ossian topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ossian:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • MARKLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARKLE, IN)
  • RIVERBEND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FORT WAYNE, IN)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MEADOWVALE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • MEADOWVALE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLUFFTON, IN)

Airports and heliports located in Ossian:

See details about Airports and heliports located in Ossian, IN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ossian:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 14 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,320)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 15 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 17 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Taylor University (about 34 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 37 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Ball State University (about 49 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 54 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)

Public high school in Ossian:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ossian:

Private elementary/middle school in Ossian:

See full list of schools located in Ossian

Click to draw/clear town borders

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.444. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.444
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic 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
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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Indiana average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,18830
Mainline Protestant3,25220
Catholic2191
Other61
None15,971-
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: 4
Wells County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ossian:

43.2%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Ossian:

29.1
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ossian:

10.9%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ossian:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Ossian:

54.0%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.0%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ossian, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,649$55,7881$1,993
Other Government Administration 1$2,280$27,3606$2,210
Police Protection - Officers 5$19,040$45,6960$0
Sewerage 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,321$39,8520$0
Water Supply 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,314$31,8840$0
Totals for Government 12$42,132$42,1327$4,203

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $815,000 ($245.04)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($108.24)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($101.62)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($66.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($28.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($8.72)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.90)
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $2,000 ($0.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($49.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $86,000 ($25.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,005,000 ($302.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $471,000 ($141.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000 ($31.87)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $118,000 ($35.48)
    Highways: $19,000 ($5.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $39,000 ($11.73)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($4.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($2.71)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $824,000 ($247.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $69,000 ($20.75)
    Highways: $68,000 ($20.44)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.60)
  • Tax - Property: $262,000 ($78.77)
    Individual Income: $66,000 ($19.84)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($1.80)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.30)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,736,000 ($822.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,612,000 ($785.33)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $124,000 ($37.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,012,000 ($304.27)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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 Allen County, IN  1.33% ($43,720 average AGI)
from Adams County, IN  0.62% ($29,836)
from Huntington County, IN  0.39% ($32,214)


5.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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 Allen County, IN  1.63% ($29,858 average AGI)
to Huntington County, IN  0.56% ($31,295)
to Adams County, IN  0.48% ($27,846)

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.)
Ossian fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

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

See more detailed statistics of Ossian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 3,475Total average daily traffic
  • 142Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,000Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022Registrant: Apco Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 032012 2/8/13 Cec, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2456, 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/03/2003, Expiration Date: 02/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2013, Certifier: Thomas A ClarkRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/10/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/19/2006, Expiration Date: 07/19/2016, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 1100 East Us 224 (Lat: 40.828444 Lon: -85.202083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10.3 m, Overall height: 11.9 m, Call Sign: WQSC284
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2200 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Certifier: Josh KochertRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Lat: 40.867278 Lon: -85.169972, Call Sign: WQVY486
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.962 MHz, 464.162 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 06/15/2025, Certifier: Robert StoneRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Bm 7224 East 900 North (Lat: 40.873861 Lon: -85.088750), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTZ562
    Assigned Frequencies: 19280.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2010Registrant: 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, 19380.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19620.0 MHz, 19620.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz... (+35 more)Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff MillerRegistrant: 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, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz... (+5 more)Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff MillerRegistrant: 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, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz... (+5 more)Grant Date: 12/12/2008, Expiration Date: 12/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff MillerRegistrant: Northern Wells Community Schools, 312 N Jefferson St, Ossian, IN 46777, Phone: (260) 622-4125, Email:
  • MW06549A, Approximately 0.6 Miles Southwest (Lat: 40.870722 Lon: -85.171889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQXA829
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 01/15/2016, Expiration Date: 01/15/2026, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2008, Certifier: Michael J SmallRegistrant: Centennial Michiana License Company LLC Dba Centennial Communications

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (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)

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

KOZY KOURT, INC. (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (36%)
Businesses in Ossian, IN
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Kincaid1U-Haul1

Ossian compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bruce Calvin Ley (6)
  • Paul Nathanael Selking (5)
  • Paul N. Selking (2)
  • Bruce Ley (2)
  • Wesley Allen Kohler (2)
  • Robert C. Smith (1)
  • John R. Oakes (1)
  • Chris Mann (1)
  • Kirk Bennett (1)
  • Brandon R. Meyer (1)

Total of 22 patent applications in 2008-2016.