Osceola is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,949 people and just one neighborhood, Osceola is the 81st largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Osceola is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.97% of the Osceola workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Osceola is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osceola who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), personal care services (10.59%) and food service (8.67%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Osceola has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Osceola has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Osceola than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Osceola may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.62 minutes getting to work every day.