Osceola, Indiana

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Osceola, Indiana

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High Points

Osceola strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Osceola Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Osceola People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Osceola, Indiana

Comparing Osceola to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Age of the Population 5 8
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Osceola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County St Joseph
Metro Area South Bend
Standard Zip Codes 46561
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.67
Longitude -86.07

Osceola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GOSHEN 3 W
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
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Osceola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,859 100%
Male 937 50.4%
Female 922 49.6%
Under 18 481 25.9%
18+ 1,378 74.1%
65+ 233 12.5%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,818 97.8%
African-American 8 0.4%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 14 0.8%
Mixed Race 17 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.7%

Estimated Osceola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,811
Growth -48
Growth % -2.6%

Osceola Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29%
US/American 18%
English 9.2%
Irish 8.9%
Polish 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Hungarian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Italian 2.2%
European 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
Welsh 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Belgian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
British 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Portuguese 0.3%
African 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Osceola 1,859 $45,707
Argos 1,613 $41,190
Bristol 1,382 $54,125
Elkhart 51,874 $40,514
Mishawaka 46,557 $41,947
South Bend 107,789 $39,046
Wakarusa 1,618 $50,833
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