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Osceola, with St. Joe River flowing west to Mishawaka (bottom). Baugo Bay is in the upper right. Elkhart is in the distance.
Osceola, with St. Joe River flowing west to Mishawaka (bottom). Baugo Bay is in the upper right. Elkhart is in the distance.
Location of Osceola in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Location of Osceola in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County St. Joseph
Township Penn
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Land 1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
735 ft (224 m)
 • Total 2,590
 • Density 1,905.81/sq mi (735.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-57114
GNIS feature ID 452723

Osceola is a town in Penn Township, St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,463 at the 2010 Census. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Osceola was platted in 1837. The town was named after Osceola, leader of the Seminole. A post office has been in operation at Osceola since 1854.


Osceola is located at 41°39′49″N 86°4′31″W / 41.66361°N 86.07528°W / 41.66361; -86.07528 (41.663474, -86.075205).

Osceola town hall.

According to the 2010 census, Osceola has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), of which 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2) (or 99.27%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.73%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 129
1930 432
1940 498 15.3%
1950 1,091 119.1%
1960 1,350 23.7%
1970 1,572 16.4%
1980 1,990 26.6%
1990 1,999 0.5%
2000 1,859 −7.0%
2010 2,463 32.5%
2020 2,590 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Located in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Osceola spans both sides of the St. Joseph River, although the majority is on the south side. Osceola is divided once again by the railroad.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,463 people, 905 households, and 672 families living in the town. The population density was 1,811.0 inhabitants per square mile (699.2/km2). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 719.9 per square mile (278.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 905 households, of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.7% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the town was 35.7 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.


Since fall 2009, Interurban Trolley's Bittersweet/Mishawaka route has connected Osceola to the nearby cities of Elkhart and Mishawaka. Riders can transfer to South Bend-Mishawaka region's TRANSPO bus system in Mishawaka and other Interurban Trolley bus routes at Elkhart.


It is in Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. It is zoned to Moran Elementary School in Osceola, Grissom Middle School, and Penn High School.

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