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Osceola is located at 35°42'8" North, 89°58'33" West (35.702276, -89.975807).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,875 people, 3,183 households, and 2,314 families residing in the city. The population density is 438.8/km² (1,135.9/mi²). There are 3,551 housing units at an average density of 175.6/km² (454.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.39% White, 51.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,183 households out of which 38.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% are married couples living together, 25.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $23,163, and the median income for a family is $26,588. Males have a median income of $27,526 versus $18,788 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,406. 29.5% of the population and 26.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.0% of those under the age of 18 and 25.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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