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Ossian is a town in Livingston County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community was named for the Celtic bard Ossian
The latitude of Ossian is 42.525N. The longitude is -77.782W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,365 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 751.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ossian demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14822 ZIP code.
31% of Ossian residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ossian ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ossian was $20,252, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Ossian residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ossian, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ossian political report.
The average commute time for Ossian workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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