Ossian, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Ossian, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ossian had a population of 3,414 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Ossian, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,414
Population in Households 3,401
Population in Familes 2,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,389
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $49,717
Average Household Income $56,501
Per Capita Income $22,791


Total Housing Units 1,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,040 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $112,909
Average Home Value $129,443


Total Households 1,347
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 945
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.47%
Households 0.55% 0.51%
Families 0.47% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 # 166 76th
Population Density # 65 91st
Diversity Index # 288 58th
Median Household Income # 386 43rd
Per Capita Income # 478 30th

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