Ossian, Iowa

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Ossian, Iowa
City
Location of Ossian, Iowa
Location of Ossian, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°8′47″N 91°45′50″W / 43.14639°N 91.76389°W / 43.14639; -91.76389Coordinates: 43°8′47″N 91°45′50″W / 43.14639°N 91.76389°W / 43.14639; -91.76389
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyWinneshiek
Area[1]
 • Total1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total845
 • Estimate (2012[3])839
 • Density761.3/sq mi (293.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52161
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-59970
GNIS feature ID0459910
 
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Ossian, Iowa
City
Location of Ossian, Iowa
Location of Ossian, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°8′47″N 91°45′50″W / 43.14639°N 91.76389°W / 43.14639; -91.76389Coordinates: 43°8′47″N 91°45′50″W / 43.14639°N 91.76389°W / 43.14639; -91.76389
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyWinneshiek
Area[1]
 • Total1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total845
 • Estimate (2012[3])839
 • Density761.3/sq mi (293.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52161
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-59970
GNIS feature ID0459910

Ossian (pronounced|ˈosh-ain) is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 845 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ossian was platted in 1855.[4] It was named for its founder, John Ossian Porter.[5]

Geography[edit]

Ossian is located at 43°8′47″N 91°45′50″W / 43.14639°N 91.76389°W / 43.14639; -91.76389 (43.146498, -91.763842).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880444—    
1890609+37.2%
1900670+10.0%
1910749+11.8%
1920858+14.6%
1930740−13.8%
1940822+11.1%
1950804−2.2%
1960827+2.9%
1970847+2.4%
1980829−2.1%
1990810−2.3%
2000853+5.3%
2010845−0.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 845 people, 339 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 761.3 inhabitants per square mile (293.9/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 324.3 per square mile (125.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 339 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 853 people, 330 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.7 people per square mile (299.4/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 319.5/sq mi (122.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.65% White, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.

27.8% were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,214, and the median income for a family was $44,306. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,490. About 3.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Alexander, W. E. (1882). History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa. Western Publishing Company. p. 320. 
  5. ^ Bailey, Edwin C. (1913). Past and Present of Winneshiek County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. p. 237. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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