Osceola, Indiana

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Osceola is a town in Penn Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,859 at the 2000 census. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The town is named after Seminole fighter, Osceola. Osceola was not an actual chief within the tribes.



Osceola is located at 41°39′49″N 86°4′31″W / 41.66361°N 86.07528°W / 41.66361; -86.07528 (41.663474, -86.075205)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.73% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,859 people, 714 households, and 521 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,361.2 people per square mile (523.9/km²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 541.1/sq mi (208.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.79% White, 0.43% African American, 0.11% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

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