Osage County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Lyndon and the largest city is Osage City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.osageco.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,936 and the 2010 census population was 16,295. The land area is 705.52 square miles and there are 23.1 persons per square mile.
96.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,000, there are 6,558 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,789, the median household income is $50,205, and 10.6% of the persons in Osage County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,278. Retail sales (in $1000) were $70,601, and sales per capita were $4,327. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.5%.
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