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Time Zone: Osceola County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Sibley is the Seat for Osceola County.

Osceola County was founded January 15, 1851 and was created by taking area from WoodburyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Osceola had a population of 6,344 people. This is a decrease of 9.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,003 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Osceola represented 0.24% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 94th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,462-7.73%+1.86% since 2009
20096,344-9.41%-1.61% since 2008
20086,448-7.93% 
20076,444-7.98% 
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20007,003The Last Census

More information can be found on the Osceola County Census Page for Osceola County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Osceola County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Osceola County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Sibley   2,5772,7967.83% decrease  
Ocheyedan   48053610.45% decrease  
Ashton   4174619.54% decrease  
Melvin   2272436.58% decrease  
Harris   17620012% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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