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Ossian, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ossian had a population of 3,365 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ossian, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,365
Daytime Population: Workers 1,345
Daytime Population: Residents 1,679
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,024
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 3,352
Population in Familes 2,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,355
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,189
Average Household Income $53,721
Per Capita Income $21,798


Total Housing Units 1,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 947 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $111,035
Average Home Value $128,244


Total Households 1,333
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 935
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.37%
Households 0.49% 0.51%
Families 0.39% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 2017 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 Density # 67 90th
Diversity Index # 305 55th
Median Household Income # 463 32nd
Per Capita Income # 478 30th

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