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Osceola is a city in Polk County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named after Osceola, IA; another says it was named for the Seminole chief.
The latitude of Osceola is 41.179N. The longitude is -97.547W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,667 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 915.
In 1895, a fire destroyed all but two buildings
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40% of Osceola residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Osceola ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Osceola was $17,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Osceola 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 Osceola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $676.
Libraries in Osceola include Osceola Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Osceola political report.
The average commute time for Osceola workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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