Community Profile

If you are reading this, we know that you are interested in what Osage City has to offer as a community. As the data in this report will show, we are a bedroom community to some of the best communities in Kansas.

We are proud that so many people choose to commute to these communities on a daily basis. We believe the reason we have so many commuters is we have something to offer that larger cities can’t – a sense of community. People come here to belong, to raise their children in a safe setting, and to send them to good schools.

Osage City is the largest community in Osage County, which has a population of 16,712. Osage City has:
  • A population of 2,846
  • A median age of 38.6 years old
  • A housing occupancy of rate of 94.6% and a rental vacancy rate of 7.2%
  • An average home value of $72,500
The Best of Both Worlds
Osage City offers the best of small town life while still allowing for a taste of the big city whenever one so chooses. Over the past few years several major projects have been completed in the city including:
  • An $11 million improvement to the public schools that included the addition of a new high school, a new performing arts auditorium, and renovation of the old high school into a middle school.
  • The opening of Norseman Plastics manufacturing plant in January 2005 after a $6 million investment in equipment and renovation of the old Hallmark manufacturing facility.
  • Renovation of the Santa Fe Depot to include meeting space and a railroad museum.
  • A $2 million aquatic center that includes a zero depth entry pool, sprayground, and water slide.
  • A Medical Arts Plaza that includes a new clinic run by Stormont Vail.