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. 40.02% 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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osceola who work in office and administrative support (10.00%), sales jobs (8.31%), and healthcare (7.14%).
One of the benefits of Osceola is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.38 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.
Osceola is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Osceola is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.03% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Osceola in 2010 was $16,082, 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 $64,328 for a family of four. Osceola also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.86% 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 Japanese.