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Osceola, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Osceola had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2016. Osceola ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Osceola is located at latitude 41.1785 and longitude -97.55 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Osceola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,667 feet.

The City of Osceola (GNIS ID: 2396093) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Osceola is located within South Osceola Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Osceola population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Osceola, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 865
Population in Households 829
Population in Familes 675
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 938
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $101,042
Average Home Value $115,019


Median Household Income $53,296
Average Household Income $62,062
Per Capita Income $26,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families 0.48% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Osceola, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Osceola to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 136 77th
Population Density1 # 252 57th
Diversity Index2 # 521 11th
Median Household Income # 194 67th
Per Capita Income # 327 44th

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