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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,737
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Osceola demographic reports
Home of three Nebraska governors - Albinus Nance, John Hopwood Mickey and Ashton Shallenberger

In 1895, a fire destroyed all but two buildings

Local festivals include:
  • Polk County Fair - July 26-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Osceola web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Osceola demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk 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 68651 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

16% of Osceola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Osceola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $676.


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Libraries in Osceola include Osceola Public Library ... View libraries

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Osceola political report.

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The average commute time for Osceola workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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