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Osakis is a city in Douglas County, in the Alexandria metro area. (The community straddles Douglas and Todd counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Osakis Lake
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Osakis. For links to other places called Osakis, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Osakis is 45.866N. The longitude is -95.151W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,355 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,570.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Osakis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56360 ZIP code.
35% of Osakis residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Osakis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Osakis was $15,212, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Osakis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Osakis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $623.
Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Osakis political report.
The average commute time for Osakis workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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