Ossian, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 835 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 425  (51.0%)
Females: 410  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52161.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,118 (it was $38,214 in 2000)
Ossian:

$59,118
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,119 (it was $16,490 in 2000)

Ossian city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,523 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Ossian:

$119,523
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $128,668; Detached houses: $128,668

Median gross rent in 2012: $435.

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Ossian races chart
  • White alone - 812 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ossian: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.3%), Norwegian (21.7%), Irish (7.2%), United States (5.5%), Czech (2.8%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/10/1876

Elevation: 1220 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 762 people per square mile   (low).

Ossian,IA real estate house value index trend

Ossian, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Ossian:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ossian city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ossian, Iowa as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ossian to the number of sex offenders is 420 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,420 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,702 (1.4%)

Ossian satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (53.3 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (119.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (227.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Castalia, IA (2.2 miles) , Calmar, IA (2.4 miles ), Fort Atkinson, IA (2.9 miles ), Spillville, IA (3.2 miles ), St. Lucas, IA (3.2 miles) , Postville, IA (3.3 miles ), Decorah, IA (3.3 miles ), Clermont, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.15 N, Longitude: 91.76 W

Area code: 563

Ossian household income distribution Ossian home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Ossian, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ossian-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Ossian city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ossian-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 382.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from Ossian center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 274.0 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 361.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Ossian 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 413.6 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 Winneshiek County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ossian topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ossian:

  • OSSIAN SENIOR HOSPICE (114 FISHER STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ossian:

  • MAYO DIALYSIS CENTER - DECORAH (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; DECORAH, IA)
  • WINNESHIEK MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DECORAH, IA)
  • WINNESHIEK MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; DECORAH, IA)
  • WELLINGTON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DECORAH, IA)
  • WINNESHIEK COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DECORAH, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - POSTVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; POSTVILLE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ossian:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 6 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 12 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 22 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Viterbo University (about 53 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 57 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ossian:

Private elementary/middle school in Ossian:

  • DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 414 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ossian

Library in Ossian:

  • OSSIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $42,199; Location: 123 W MAIN ST; 10,931 books; 250 audio materials; 443 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ossian: Ossian (A), Ossian Agri Center Elevator (B), Tri-Township Fire Department (C), Ossian Police Department (D), Ossian Library (E), Ossian Fire Department and Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ossian: Saint Francis De Sales Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ossian Community Cemetery (1), Saint Francis DeSales Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ossian: Ossian City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ossian that have no violations reported:

  • CASTALIA WATER WORKS (Population served: 173, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
38 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
38 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill in 2000

Ossian compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with branches in Ossian (2011 data):

  • Luana Savings Bank: Ossian Branch at 123 East Main Street, branch established on 2003/02/10. Info updated 2009/04/08: Bank assets: $453.2 mil, Deposits: $376.8 mil, headquarters in Luana, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Luana Bancorporation
  • State Bank & Trust Company: Ossian Branch at 106 E. Main Street, branch established on 1880/02/08. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $337.3 mil, Deposits: $279.9 mil, headquarters in New Hampton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Rigler Investment Company

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 (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ossian city (based on Winneshiek County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.83%
Here: 92.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchFriends (Quakers)Baptist General Conference
Adherents48.5%42.8%4.5%1.1%0.8%
Congregations46.5%20.9%9.3%7.0%2.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of God The Evangelical Covenant ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.5%
Congregations2.3%2.3%2.3%2.3%4.7%
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: 7
Winneshiek County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Winneshiek County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winneshiek County:

27.3%
Iowa:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,277$39,3246$275
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$78
Sewerage 1$3,631$43,5720$0
Water Supply 1$3,454$41,4480$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,884
Totals for Government 3$10,362$41,4489$2,237

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $95,000 ($113.77)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $95,000 ($113.77)
    Water Utilities: $74,000 ($88.62)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($59.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($57.49)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($43.11)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($38.32)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($34.73)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($34.73)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($21.56)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($4.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($3.59)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($2.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($49.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($17.96)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($2.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $130,000 ($155.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.40)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $86,000 ($102.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($57.49)
    All Other: $3,000 ($3.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($14.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($16.77)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($4.79)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($107.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $68,000 ($81.44)
    General Support: $14,000 ($16.77)
    All Other: $2,000 ($2.40)
  • Tax - Property: $132,000 ($158.08)
    Total General Sales: $63,000 ($75.45)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($11.98)
    NEC: $3,000 ($3.59)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($41.92)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $751,000 ($899.40)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $100,000 ($119.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $666,000 ($797.60)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($23.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($89.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($131.74)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($17.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($154.49)

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Allamakee County, IA  0.55% ($25,455 average AGI)
from Howard County, IA  0.30% ($26,292)
from Fayette County, IA  0.26% ($21,048)


4.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Allamakee County, IA  0.35% ($30,929 average AGI)
to Fayette County, IA  0.35% ($27,000)
to Howard County, IA  0.30% ($31,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ossian:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDEC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ossian:

  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KLCD (89.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC)

TV broadcast stations around Ossian:

  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Ossian fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2003 08:24 PM, W42, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • LORI DAWSON, 1406 B Hwy 52 (Lat: 43.137694 Lon: -91.735583), Type: 94.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • LORI DAWSON, 1406 B Hwy 52 (Lat: 43.137694 Lon: -91.735583), Type: 94.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Jessie Street (Lat: 43.144972 Lon: -91.765167), Call Sign: KNCA241, Licensee ID: L00042701
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.715 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2001, Expiration Date: 11/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2011
    Registrant: D & J Feed Service Inc, 606 W Iowa St, Monona, IA 52159, Phone: (319) 539-2037
  • Lydia St & Railroad Tracks (Lat: 43.143028 Lon: -91.765444), Call Sign: KJJ360, Licensee ID: L00025463
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.9600 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/1999, Expiration Date: 03/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2004
    Registrant: Reilly Construction Co Inc, 110 Main Street, Ossian, IA 52161, Phone: (563) 532-9211, Fax: (563) 532-9759, Email:
  • 1953 105th St (Lat: 43.146944 Lon: -91.764444), Call Sign: WQFI959
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/27/2006, Expiration Date: 07/27/2016, Certifier: Roger Egeland
    Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5606 C South Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • 1574 205 Ave. (Lat: 43.166056 Lon: -91.803611), Call Sign: WQIH474
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.080 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Jeff Uhlenhake
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • 1731 106th St. (Lat: 43.092250 Lon: -91.741389), Call Sign: WQOD617
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.737 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2011, Expiration Date: 08/22/2021, Certifier: Charles Knutson
    Registrant: Racom Corp., 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OSSIAN, 1406 B Hwy 52 (Lat: 43.137694 Lon: -91.735583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.2 m, Call Sign: WQIQ583
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2008, Expiration Date: 04/15/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0KES
    Grant Date: 04/28/1992, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2004
    Registrant: Albert C Tinderholt, Rr 1 Box 148a, Ossian, IA 52161
  • Call Sign: N0WXR
    Grant Date: 12/21/1993, Expiration Date: 12/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2005
    Registrant: Paul E Buegel, 201 E Brooks, Ossian, IA 52161

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE CORP PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4997L , Serial Number: AA424 PEG, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/2008
    Registrant (Individual): James F Massman, 8323 Hamlet Rd, Ossian, IA 52161
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SR7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5615N , Serial Number: SR7-2563, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas A Egeland, 1701 Centennial Rd, Ossian, IA 52161
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-42 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: U/A CANADA PT6A-41 (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 727PC , Serial Number: 42-8001025, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Reilly Construction Co Inc, 110 E Main St, Ossian, IA 52161

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Ossian, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1781.5 years
Anna1187.2 years
Edward1078.0 years
Mary1081.7 years
Albert976.2 years
Joseph973.7 years
Frank978.8 years
Helen985.1 years
Florence782.0 years
Bertha781.7 years
Most common last names in Ossian, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zweibohmer2176.9 years
Hageman1479.4 years
Johnson1280.2 years
Lansing1280.5 years
Bohr1177.9 years
Moellers1085.7 years
Hemesath1080.9 years
Holthaus978.8 years
Uhlenhake867.5 years
Schroeder883.5 years

Businesses in Ossian, IA

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Ossian on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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