Ossian, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 3,382 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.9%
 
Males: 1,551  (45.9%)
Females: 1,831  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46777.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,790 (it was $45,449 in 2000)
Ossian:

$55,790
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,509 (it was $18,925 in 2000)

Ossian town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,890 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Ossian:

$131,890
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $163,466; detached houses: $170,516; townhouses or other attached units: $139,235; in 2-unit structures: $103,609; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,939; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,657; mobile homes: $46,432

Median gross rent in 2019: $720.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ossian: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.9%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ossian, IN (2019)
    • 3,18194.0%White alone
    • 1514.5%Hispanic
    • 150.4%Asian alone
    • 110.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Ossian, Indiana as of September 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ossian is 474 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (36.9%), American (14.1%), Irish (8.1%), English (5.7%), Italian (3.6%), Russian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,266 people per square mile   (low).

Ossian, Indiana map

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $606 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $578 (0.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Ossian, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ossian, IN in 2019
Ossian satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

4.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +481 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in Ossian, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Machinery (8.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Ossian, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.4. This is about average.

City:

74.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.447. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.447
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Indiana state average. It is 6% greater 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, 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 the city 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 Ossian center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Ossian 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 Ossian 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 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 (13) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 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:

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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:

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Points of interest:

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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

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
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.

For population 15 years and over in Ossian:

Marital status in Ossian, IN
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ossian:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ossian
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ossian, IN (based on Wells County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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
Here:

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%
State:

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:

47.6%
Indiana:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ossian:

42.1%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Ossian:

29.2
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ossian:

13.6%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ossian:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.2%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
Ossian:

53.3%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.3%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ossian, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6$15,251$30,5020$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,698$50,0941$283
Water Supply 2$6,592$39,5520$0
Sewerage 2$6,499$38,9940$0
Financial Administration 2$10,615$63,6900$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,271$39,2520$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$903
Totals for Government 17$58,926$41,5952$1,187

Ossian government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($34.00)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($11.24)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($2.66)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $732,000 ($216.44)
    Central Staff Services: $528,000 ($156.12)
    Water Utilities: $275,000 ($81.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000 ($65.94)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($33.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($17.45)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($14.49)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($13.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,000 ($88.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($7.39)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($7.10)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($1.77)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($1.48)

Ossian government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,159,000 ($342.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $229,000 ($67.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.18)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($3.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($8.87)
    Rents: $5,000 ($1.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $646,000 ($191.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $350,000 ($103.49)
    General Local Government Support: $70,000 ($20.70)
    Other: $45,000 ($13.31)
  • Tax - Property: $318,000 ($94.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000 ($3.55)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.18)

Ossian government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,728,000 ($1989.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,728,000 ($1989.36)

Ossian government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $787,000 ($232.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,276,000 ($672.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $339,000 ($100.24)

5.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allen County, IN  1.67% ($39,573 average AGI)
from Adams County, IN  0.79% ($38,161)
from Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($39,227)


5.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allen County, IN  1.79% ($46,030 average AGI)
to Adams County, IN  0.69% ($39,247)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($35,567)
Businesses in Ossian, IN
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Kincaid1U-Haul1

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Ossian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.5mTotal length
  • $350,000Total costs
  • 8,315Total average daily traffic
  • 333Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,200Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ossian, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ossian, IN

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ossian, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ossian, IN
    • 15244.1%Structure Fires
    • 11633.6%Outside Fires
    • 4914.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 288.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ossian, IN
  • 74.1%Utility gas
  • 18.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ossian, IN
  • 54.9%Electricity
  • 39.5%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Other fuel


Ossian compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
There are 9 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul Nathanael Selking (6)
  • Bruce Calvin Ley (6)
  • Robert C. Smith (2)
  • Wesley Allen Kohler (2)
  • Paul N. Selking (2)
  • Chris Mann (2)
  • Bruce Ley (2)
  • Caleb Chichester (2)
  • Robert Charles Smith (1)
  • Rhett E. Craig (1)

Total of 27 patent applications in 2008-2022.