Ossian, Iowa

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Ossian (pronounced /ˈɒʃɨn/) is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 853 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

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.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% 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% who 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.

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