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Ossian, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ossian had a population of 3,327 as of July 1, 2016. Ossian ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ossian is located at latitude 40.8787 and longitude -85.1684 in Wells County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ossian (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wells County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Ossian (GNIS ID: 2396840) 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 Town of Ossian is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wells County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ossian 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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Ossian, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,327
Population in Households 3,315
Population in Familes 2,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 2,328
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,323
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 931
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 381 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $108,862
Average Home Value $124,203


Median Household Income $44,397
Average Household Income $52,906
Per Capita Income $21,538
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.24%
Households 0.44% 0.45%
Families 0.38% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Ossian, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossian to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 167 76th
Population Density1 # 75 89th
Diversity Index2 # 338 50th
Median Household Income # 425 38th
Per Capita Income # 448 34th

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