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Osceola, Nebraska

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Welcome to Osceola ...

The city of Osceola is located in Polk County and is the County Seat for Polk County.

The pronunciation of Osceola: oh-SEE-oh-lah<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Osceola has a population of 865 people<2> (see below for details).

Osceola is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Osceola: (402) and (531)<4>

The ZIP code for Osceola: 68651<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Osceola had a population of 880 people (which is 16.28% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Osceola the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Osceola represents 0.05% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 880 people, the population of Osceola decreased 4.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 921 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Osceola had an population of 865 people. This is a decrease of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Osceola ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Osceola and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Bellwood   [Map]   418   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benedict   [Map]   232   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarks   [Map]   354   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Polk   [Map]   315   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rising City   [Map]   356   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Osceola.

Communities Also Named Osceola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Osceola - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Osceola.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Osceola. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Osceola. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Osceola. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Osceola:

Websites for Osceola ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Osceola ...

Looking for more information about Osceola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Osceola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Osceola.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Polk County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Osceola:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Osceola. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Osceola.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Osceola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Osceola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Osceola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osceola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osceola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Osceola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1774, Longitude: -97.5481     [Map].

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