Osceola, AR


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Osceola is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 7,233 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Osceola is the 49th largest community in Arkansas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Osceola is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.58% of the Osceola workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Osceola is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osceola who work in office and administrative support (10.56%), sales jobs (9.57%), and healthcare (8.00%).

One of the benefits of Osceola is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.86 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Osceola doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Osceola, just 9.35% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Osceola in 2010 was $15,836, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,344 for a family of four. Osceola also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Osceola is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Osceola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Osceola residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Osceola include German, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Osceola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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