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Ossian is a city in Winneshiek County.
The community was named after the Irish poet Ossian and for John Ossian Porter, settler
The latitude of Ossian is 43.146N. The longitude is -91.764W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,266 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 856.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ossian demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winneshiek 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 52161 ZIP code.
60% of Ossian residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $16,490, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $301. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.
Libraries in Ossian include Ossian Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ossian include Elgin Echo-Fayette Leader-Ossian Bee
Winneshiek County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ossian political report.
The average commute time for Ossian workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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