Ossian, Indiana

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Ossian is a town in Jefferson Township, Wells County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,943 at the 2000 census.



Ossian is located at 40°52′50″N 85°10′6″W / 40.88056°N 85.16833°W / 40.88056; -85.16833 (40.880447, -85.168369)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,943 people, 1,130 households, and 807 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,972.0 people per square mile (762.6/km²). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 782.6/sq mi (302.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.44% White, 0.14% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 1,130 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,449, and the median income for a family was $54,188. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $25,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,925. About 3.0% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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