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Osmond, Nebraska
Downtown Osmond: east side of State Street, looking south from 4th Street
Downtown Osmond: east side of State Street, looking south from 4th Street
Location of Osmond, Nebraska
Location of Osmond, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Pierce
Area
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,660 ft (506 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 783
 • Estimate 
(2019)
749
 • Density 939.77/sq mi (362.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68765
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-37595
GNIS feature ID 0831915

Osmond is a city in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 783 at the 2010 census.

History

Osmond was established in 1890 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended to that point. It was likely named for a railroad official.

Geography

Osmond is located at 42°21′33″N 97°35′52″W / 42.35917°N 97.59778°W / 42.35917; -97.59778 (42.359300, -97.597699).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 501
1910 567 13.2%
1920 642 13.2%
1930 750 16.8%
1940 796 6.1%
1950 732 −8.0%
1960 719 −1.8%
1970 883 22.8%
1980 871 −1.4%
1990 774 −11.1%
2000 796 2.8%
2010 783 −1.6%
2019 (est.) 749 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 783 people in 319 households, including 215 families, in the city. The population density was 978.8 inhabitants per square mile (377.9/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 450.0 per square mile (173.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8%.

Of the 319 households 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.5% of households were one person and 16.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age was 43.1 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Points of interest

Osmond is known as the Christmas Capital of Nebraska.

Osmond is featured in a song and music video by Tom Roth, titled "My Favorite Little Town."

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