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Overview

Introduction to Osceola, Arkansas

Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi county, is 38 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee.

Osceola History

Osceola was named after the Seminole chief. It was incorporated on January 12, 1853. Osceola saw guerilla fighting during the days of the American Civil War. It was in favor of Arkansas seceding from the Union. It also saw racial disharmony. The introduction of the railways and its closeness to river transportation contributed to its growth. The city gradually acquired an industrial base. It is one of the two county seats of Mississippi County, which was established on November 1, 1833, and named after the Mississippi River.

Osceola and nearby Attractions

  • Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Hampson Museum State Park
  • Mississippi County Historical Center
  • Parkin Archeological State Park

Things To Do In Osceola

Osceola offers many recreational facilities for visitors and residents. You can visit the Arts Council of Ritz Civic Center and the Fort Pillow State park. The city also has many houses of worship. One can tour Kingdom Hall, Cavalry Baptist Church, and Pilgrim Rest Church. Book lovers can visit the Osceola Branch Mississippi County Library. Osceola also hosts the annul Heritage Music Festival.

Osceola Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Millington Municipal Airport.

Osceola Higher Education

University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Southwest Tennessee Community College are some of the institutes that provide higher education facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,315
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+2,410
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.3%
Median Earnings25+$23,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,091
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,709

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,054
% Above Poverty Level61%
% Below Poverty Level39%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$80,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.3%
Irish4.1%
German3.5%
English2.8%
Dutch0.7%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Polish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Scottish0.1%
African0.1%
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Osceola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mississippi County
Standard Zip Codes72370
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.7
Approximate Longitude-89.99

Osceola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKEISER
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
StationBLYTHEVILLE
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationKENNETT RADIO KBOA
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bassett243$27,250
Burdette175$55,313
Dell229$50,000
Keiser669$34,375
Luxora884$25,536
Wilson932$54,375

Osceola Hospitals

South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
611 West Lee Avenue
(870) 563-7000

Osceola Public Schools

North Elementary School
1230 W Semmes
ZIP: 72370
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
Osceola Elementary School
138 Franklin
ZIP: 72370
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Osceola High School
2800 W Semmes
ZIP: 72370
High
Total Enrollment 370
Osceola Stem Charter
112 N School St
ZIP: 72370
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
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