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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Ossian is a town in Iowa with a population of 873. Ossian is in Winneshiek County. Living in Ossian offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Ossian and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ossian are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$563
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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Working in Ossian

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,000
National
$55,322
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Ossian Reviews

3 reviews
Ossian, Iowa is the town I grew up. The atmosphere in Ossian is accepting and warm. Young and old can enjoy the activities that the local community provides.
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It's a nice little town full of people who really care about each other. There is plenty of parks, schools, and even churches that are open for all people.
It is a small community with many great people. Everyone is friendly and it is just a great place to raise a family.