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Osceola County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 6,218 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 7,003 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,032
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,076
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,160
Renter-occupied apartments: 574 (it was 618 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 399 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Osceola County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (73.8%), Educational, health and social services (18.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 67%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Osceola County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,120  (50.2%)
Females: 3,098  (49.8%)
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Osceola County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Osceola County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,891 ($34,274 in 1999)

This county:

$50,891
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $425 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $505)
This county:

$425
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $88,065 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Osceola:

$88,065
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,756 - $143,186
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $877
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

Institutionalized population: 102

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 76
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 60
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $997 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $989 (1.1%)

Osceola County household income distribution in 2009 Osceola County home values distribution Osceola County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.5%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.3%
Osceola County:

8.3%
Iowa:

12.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 9 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Osceola County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sibley, Ocheyedan, Ashton, Melvin, Harris.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Osceola County: Highlake (A), Swan Lake (B), Emmet County Home (C), State Line Co-op Elevator (D), Estherville Golf and Country Club (E), River View Golf Course (F), Maple Hill (G), Peterson Access (H), Peterson Point Historic Farmstead (I), Forest Ridge Camp (J), Ingham Lake Camp (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osceola County include: Immanuel Church (A), Saint John Church (B), Palestine Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwegian Cemetery (1), Swan Lake Village Cemetery (2), High Lake Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4), Lincoln Township Cemetery (5), Saint Patricks Cemetery (6), Mount Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: West Slough (A), Twelvemile Lake (B), North Slough (C), Cunningham Slough (D), Eagle Lake (E), Ingham Lake (F), Iowa Lake (G), Swan Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brown Creek (A), Soldier Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Osceola County include: Okomanpado Lake Historical Marker (1), Anderson Prairie State Preserve (2), Ryan Lake State Game Management Area (3), Cheever Lake State Game Mgt Area (4), Burr Oak Lake Wildlife Management Area (5), West Swan Lake State Game Management Area (6), Cunningham Slough State Game Management Area (7), High Lake State Game Management Area (8), East Swan Lake State Games Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Natrona County, Wyoming , Clay County , Faribault County, Minnesota , Emmet County , Jackson County, Minnesota , Hancock County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 172
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 83 (43% naturalized citizens)

Osceola County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 27
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 28
Note: State values scaled to Osceola County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.8%

Osceola County marital status for males Osceola County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,740
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 98
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 or more: 15
  • Mobile homes: 32

Housing units in Osceola County with a mortgage: 839 (54 second mortgage, 73 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 949

Here:

46.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Osceola County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,86212
Evangelical Protestant9388
Catholic8352
None1,827-
Osceola County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Osceola County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Osceola County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Osceola County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Osceola County:

Average size of farms: 404 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $255,830
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $246.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $200,841
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,245
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.16%
Corn for grain: 111750 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 110098 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Osceola County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2197971.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Osceola County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.6 miles away from Osceola County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from Osceola County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4114: May 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4114, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Iowa FLOODING, Incident Period: April 25, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-259: April 25, 1969, FEMA Id: 259, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa FLOODING, Incident Period: April 22, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-193: April 22, 1965, FEMA Id: 193, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Osceola County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Guatemala (16%)
  • Netherlands (14%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Ireland (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Other Northern Europe (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Osceola County (%):

  • German (54%)
  • Dutch (18%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Osceola County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,402 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 360 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 223 (7%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 304 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Osceola County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Osceola County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,121.

4.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.18% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($13,523 average AGI)
2.15% relocated from other states ($14,946 average AGI)
Osceola County:

2.15%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from O'Brien County, IA  0.74% ($21,474 average AGI)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($18,525 average AGI)
2.75% relocated to other states ($12,611 average AGI)
Osceola County:

2.75%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to O'Brien County, IA  0.99% ($22,577 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.61% ($56,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Osceola County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Osceola County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Osceola County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,335 (1,211 aged, 124 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 56 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Osceola County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (233)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (115)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (80)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (65)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (62)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (30)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (24)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (23)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (22)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,361
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 368
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,742

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,449
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,350
  • In family households: 5,307 (1,489 male householders, 298 female householders)
    1,520 spouses, 1,721 children (1,593 natural, 52 adopted, 76 stepchildren), 61 grandchildren, 35 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 37 other relatives, 108 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,043 (446 male householders (363 living alone)), 449 female householders (419 living alone)), 148 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 112 (102 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 948 2-persons, 312 3-persons, 288 4-persons, 155 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 782 1-person, 92 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,545 married couples with children.
219 single-parent households (67 men, 152 women).

96.9% of residents of Osceola County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,573,000 ($6,416 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $209,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,882,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,853,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,472,000
Federal grants: $4,380,000
Federal procurement contracts: $362,000 ($5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,625,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $229,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $766,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,793,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 401
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 416
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -302
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Osceola County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 15
  • 2000 to 2009: 118
  • 1990 to 1999: 229
  • 1980 to 1989: 132
  • 1970 to 1979: 348
  • 1960 to 1969: 332
  • 1950 to 1959: 426
  • 1940 to 1949: 234
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,113
Note: State values scaled to Osceola population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Osceola County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 195
  • 5 rooms: 355
  • 6 rooms: 415
  • 7 rooms: 432
  • 8 rooms: 404
  • 9+ rooms: 320
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 99
  • 4 rooms: 143
  • 5 rooms: 72
  • 6 rooms: 103
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9+ rooms: 45
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Osceola County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 466
  • 3 bedrooms: 814
  • 4 bedrooms: 626
  • 5+ bedrooms: 190
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 178
  • 3 bedrooms: 159
  • 4 bedrooms: 94
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Osceola County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Osceola County population
  • no vehicle: 96
  • 1 vehicle: 508
  • 2 vehicles: 937
  • 3 vehicles: 388
  • 4 vehicles: 151
  • 5+ vehicles: 80
  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 289
  • 2 vehicles: 173
  • 3 vehicles: 73
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

70% of Osceola County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

Osceola County:

70.2%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,201
  • Northeast: 30
  • Midwest: 1,446
  • South: 70
  • West: 148

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Osceola County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.9%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (38.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.8%)
  • Electricity (21.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 67
Here:

7.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

13.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

16.4%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Osceola County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $232,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,683,000
    Police Protection: $660,000
    Health Services - Other: $504,000
    Financial Administration: $388,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $169,000
    Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Central Staff Services: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $107,000
    General Public Buildings: $105,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $37,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,909,000

Osceola County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $167,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $157,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $52,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,754,000
    General Support: $327,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,969,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $45,000
    NEC: $1,000

Osceola County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,887,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 59
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 8
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 43
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 8
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 29
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 20
Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Osceola County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8077.8 years
Henry6181.2 years
Anna4386.4 years
William4180.4 years
George3681.2 years
Mary3681.9 years
Grace3283.3 years
Fred3180.8 years
Helen2781.9 years
Edward2677.0 years
Most common last names in Osceola County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2982.2 years
Kruger2979.8 years
Graves1983.7 years
Deboer1577.5 years
Kruse1577.9 years
Christians1483.7 years
Hatting1378.6 years
Timmons1386.1 years
Schaa1277.7 years
Seivert1279.2 years
Businesses in Osceola County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1