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Osceola, Nebraska

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Located in: Polk County (see below)

Pronunciation: oh-SEE-oh-lah   <1>

Time Zone: Osceola lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (402), (531)<2>

ZIP Code: 68651<3>

Elevation: 1,640 feet [499.87 m] above sea level<4>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Osceola)


2017:<5>     865   (1.7% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     880   (4.45% decrease since 2000)
2000:     921

Total Area:<6>   0.92 sq. miles [2.4 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   415

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<8>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Osceola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1774, Longitude: -97.5481     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   41° 10' 38"
Lon:   -97° 32' 53"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<9>   Osceola

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Osceola

GNIS ID:   2396093
FIPS State / Place Code:   31 / 37525

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Osceola)

About Polk County

The city of Osceola is the County Seat for Polk County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Polk)


2017:     5,328   (1.44% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     5,406   (4.13% decrease since 2000)
2000:     5,639

Total Area:   440.6 sq. miles [1,141.3 km²]

Housing Units:   2,731

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Polk

GNIS ID:   835893
FIPS State / County Code:   31 / 143

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Osceola)

About Nebraska

From the US Census


2017:     1,920,076   (5.13% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,826,341   (6.72% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,711,263

Websites for State of Nebraska

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Nebraska

GNIS ID:   1779792
FIPS State:   31

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Osceola. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<8>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Osceola, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<9>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Osceola.

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