Ossian, Indiana

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Ossian, Indiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Ossian Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Ossian People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ossian Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ossian Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Ossian College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ossian Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Ossian, Indiana

Comparing Ossian 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 5

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Ossian Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Wells
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46777
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.88
Longitude -85.166

Ossian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station BLUFFTON 1 N
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Ossian Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,943 100%
Male 1,408 47.8%
Female 1,535 52.2%
Under 18 837 28.4%
18+ 2,106 71.6%
65+ 439 14.9%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.04
White 2,897 98.4%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 13 0.4%
Mixed Race 22 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 1.2%

Estimated Ossian Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,908
Growth -35
Growth % -1.2%

Ossian 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 37.5%
US/American 16%
English 14.5%
Irish 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Swiss 1.9%
Dutch 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
British 0.9%
Romanian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
European 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ossian, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kingsland (46777)
Tocsin (46777)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ossian 2,943 $54,188
Bluffton 9,536 $45,294
Decatur 9,528 $44,722
Markle 1,102 $48,654
Roanoke 1,495 $54,306
Uniondale 277 $48,750
Zanesville 602 $58,375
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Ossian High Schools (2004)

1100 E US 224
Serves 835 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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