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Population in 2012: 11,555 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 

Males: 5,631  (48.7%)
Females: 5,924  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  35.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52577.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,235 (it was $34,490 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$35,235
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,265

Oskaloosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,674 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$94,674
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,631; Detached houses: $102,364; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,874; In 2-unit structures: $73,737; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,675,839; Mobile homes: $19,799

Median gross rent in 2012: $570.

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  • White alone - 10,544 (91.7%)
  • Two or more races - 327 (2.8%)
  • Hispanic - 288 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 164 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 134 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oskaloosa: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.1%), Irish (16.2%), Dutch (14.4%), English (9.7%), United States (5.4%), Norwegian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/4/1875

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 6.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,684 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oskaloosa:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oskaloosa city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

280 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:  2.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Oskaloosa, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oskaloosa to the number of sex offenders is 231 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,428 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,365 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (54.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (175.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (259.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: University Park, IA (1.2 miles ), Beacon, IA (1.5 miles ), Keomah Village, IA (2.4 miles) , Leighton, IA (2.8 miles) , Eddyville, IA (3.1 miles ), Rose Hill, IA (3.1 miles ), New Sharon, IA (3.5 miles ), Fremont, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $170,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,066 (+9.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,358 (64.3%)

Area code: 641

Oskaloosa household income distribution Oskaloosa home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Oskaloosa by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.7
Rapes 114244646693
per 100,000 9.19.236.418.236.136.454.136.354.354.281.926.0
Robberies 173332446213
per 100,000 9.164.127.327.227.118.236.136.354.318.19.126.0
Assaults 91611171321242314162818
per 100,000 82.1146.4100.2154.3117.4191.1216.5208.5126.8144.4254.8156.2
Burglaries 12559839810461566273564559
per 100,000 1140.6540.0756.1889.5939.0555.1505.2562.0661.2505.6409.5512.0
Thefts 208350289258360294250223248211166200
per 100,000 1898.03203.42632.82341.63250.32675.42255.32021.22246.41904.81510.51735.7
Auto thefts 23121819151916231717814
per 100,000 209.9109.8164.0172.4135.4172.9144.3208.5154.0153.572.8121.5
Arson 423593322124
per 100,000 36.518.327.345.481.327.327.118.118.19.018.234.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 205.8238.4236.6230.9276.2240.4242.6225.9241.6208.4221.4198.8

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Crime rate in Oskaloosa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Iowa average:

1.72

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Oskaloosa, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+1.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Oskaloosa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Oskaloosa city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 37.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mahaska County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oskaloosa topographic map

Birthplace of: Eddie Anderson (American football coach) - Football player and coach, Bernard A. Clarey - Navy admiral, Dulah Marie Evans - Painter, Jim Van Engelenhoven - Politician, Al Swearengen - Pimp, Alfred Balk - Non-fiction writer, Cecil W. Stoughton - Photographer, Chester Conklin - Actor, Frank Friday Fletcher - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Jesse Sanders - Martial artist.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Oskaloosa: Frank Friday Fletcher.

Main business address for: MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GROUP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), HORIZON FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Oskaloosa:

  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 212 NORTH MARKET STREET)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1225 C AVENUE EAST)
  • IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES (Hospital, 1208 SOUTH 11TH STREET)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1229 C AVENUE EAST)
  • MAHASKA HOSPICE (Hospital, 1229 C AVENUE EAST)
  • CRYSTAL HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1514 HIGH AVENUE WEST)
  • GEORGIAN COURT OF OSKALOOSA (Nursing Home, 1302 HIGH AVENUE WEST)
  • MAHASKA MANOR (Nursing Home, 914 NORTH 12TH STREET)
  • NORTHERN MAHASKA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 2401 CRESTVIEW DRIVE)
  • OSKALOOSA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 605 HIGHWAY 432)
  • SIESTA PARK MANOR (Nursing Home, 1302 HIGH AVENUE WEST)

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Airports and heliports located in Oskaloosa:


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Local government website: www.oskaloosaiowa.org

College/University in Oskaloosa:

  • William Penn University (Full-time enrollment: 1,784; Location: 201 Trueblood Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmpenn.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oskaloosa:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 22 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Drake University (about 57 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 59 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • University of Iowa (about 63 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 67 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Iowa State University (about 73 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Truman State University (about 77 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)

Public high school in Oskaloosa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oskaloosa:

Private elementary/middle school in Oskaloosa:

  • OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 726 N E ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Oskaloosa:

  • OSKALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $610,754; Location: 301 S MARKET; 53,968 books; 3,796 audio materials; 4,393 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 227 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • In January 2005 Oskaloosa Public Schools closed all older elementary buildings and combined all public school students in grades k-5 in one new building.
  • Note Oskaloosa boasts a new public elementary opening in January of 2005. Oskaloosa elementary (k-5) 1800 orchard with 1046 students there, the middle school is grades 6-8 High school grades 9-12. added by oskymom
  • NOte Oskaloosa now has one public elementary. Oskaloosa elementary (k-5) 1800 orchard with 1046 students there, the middle school is grades 6-8 High school grades 9-12 added by oskymom

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Notable locations in Oskaloosa: Iowa Union College (A), Quad-County Grain Incorporated Elevator (B), Oskaloosa (C), Southern Iowa Fairgrounds (D), Southern Iowa Speedway (E), Oskaloosa Bandstand (F), Edmundson Golf Course (G), Elmhurst Country Club (H), Oskaloosa City Hall (I), Heating and Physical Plant (J), Ron Randleman Fitness Center (K), McGrew Fine Arts Center (L), Indian Hills Center (M), Eltse Hall (N), Twin Townhouses (O), Lewis Hall (P), Dana M Atkins Memorial Union (Q), Penn Hall (R), Watson Hall (S), Industrial Technology Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Heartland Square Mall (1), Penn Central Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oskaloosa include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Christian Science Church (B), Saint Paul Congregational United Church of Christ (C), Oskaloosa United Methodist Church (D), Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Park Church of Christ (F), Wesleyan Church (G), Grace Lutheran Church (H), Saint James Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Cemetery (1), Old Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oskaloosa include: Chief Mahaska Statue (1), Edmundson Park (2), Frederick Logan Historical Marker (3), City Square Park (4), Keating Jaycee Park (5), Hewitt Jaycee Park (6), Dragoon Trail Historical Marker (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mahaska County Historical Society (Museums; 2294 Oxford Avenue), Nelson Pioneer Farm & Crafts Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2294 Oxford Avenue), Oskaloosa Tennis Club (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1305 12th Avenue East).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (2401 A Ave W), Oskaloosa Super 8 Motel (306 S 17th St), Budget Inn (1210 A Avenue East), Red Carpet Inn (2278 Highway 63), Rodeway Inn Mahaska Motel (1315 A Ave E).

Courts: Mahaska County - Oskaloosa- Judicial Magistrate Court (106 South 1st Street), Mahaska County - Oskaloosa- Juvenile Court Service (106 South 1st Street).

 
Mahaska County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oskaloosa and their reported violations in the past:

BEACON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 518, Purch_groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-19-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-23-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUN-01-2004 and DEC-19-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-23-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oskaloosa that have no violations reported:

  • BUSSEY WATER SUPPLY (Address: PO BOX 208, Population served: 792, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.5% for Black residents, 75.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 84.9% for other race residents, 74.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oskaloosa, IA

People in group quarters in Oskaloosa in 2010:

  • 351 people in college/university student housing
  • 199 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Oskaloosa in 2000:

  • 252 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Oskaloosa compared to Iowa state average:

Oskaloosa, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Oskaloosa (2011 data):

  • MidWestOne Bank: Oskaloosa - Branch 01 at 124 S 1st Street, branch established on 1934/01/01; Oskaloosa Motor Bank - Branch 03 at 222 First Avenue East, branch established on 1967/04/08. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.
  • Valley Bank: Horizon Bank Branch at 301 First Ave East, branch established on 2008/04/25; Knoxville Branch at 509 A Avenue West, branch established on 2008/04/25. Info updated 2008/08/11: Bank assets: $629.4 mil, Deposits: $477.0 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Iowa: Oskaloosa Branch at 1710 Third Avenue East, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Oskaloosa (Hy-Vee) Branch at 110 South D Street Office 100, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • First National Bank Midwest: at South Market Street And 2nd Avenue East, branch established on 1937/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $100.0 mil, Deposits: $88.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: It&S Of Iowa, Inc.
  • State Bank of Bussey: Oskaloosa Branch at 209 Cornerstone Drive, Suite A, branch established on 2006/06/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.2 mil, Deposits: $47.2 mil, headquarters in Bussey, IA, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Twin Cedars Bancorp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oskaloosa, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 306 S 17th St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 , Phone: (641) 673-8481, Fax: (641) 672-2514
  • Comfort Inn, 2401 A Ave, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 , Phone: (641) 672-0375, Fax: (641) 673-8527
  • America's Best Value Inn Of Oskaloosa, 1315 A Avenue E, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 , Phone: (641) 673-8351, Fax: (641) 673-0704
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oskaloosa travel time to work - commute


Oskaloosa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oskaloosa city (based on Mahaska County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.03%
Here48.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents21.1%13.4%11.9%10.0%8.6%
Congregations17.5%12.5%2.5%2.5%5.0%
NameReformed Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents8.3%6.3%3.4%2.7%14.2%
Congregations5.0%5.0%2.5%2.5%45.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Mahaska County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mahaska County:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,714$52,2841$930
Other Government Administration 1$7,180$86,1609$4,351
Police Protection - Officers 16$57,690$43,2680$0
Firefighters 8$30,429$45,64416$1,873
Streets and Highways 8$26,090$39,1350$0
Sewerage 8$29,123$43,6850$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,274$49,6445$2,617
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$17,688$42,4510$0
Local Libraries 7$19,747$33,8526$3,201
Other and Unallocable 7$23,550$40,3711$372
Totals for Government 64$228,485$42,84138$13,344

Oskaloosa government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($20.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000 ($7.96)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $1,520,000 ($131.54)
    Police Protection: $1,309,000 ($113.28)
    General - Other: $1,250,000 ($108.18)
    Water Utilities: $1,070,000 ($92.60)
    Regular Highways: $877,000 ($75.90)
    Sewerage: $756,000 ($65.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000 ($53.48)
    Libraries: $596,000 ($51.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000 ($23.37)
    Financial Administration: $181,000 ($15.66)
    Central Staff Services: $174,000 ($15.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $165,000 ($14.28)
    Air Transportation: $96,000 ($8.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000 ($5.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($2.94)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($2.34)
    Health - Other: $26,000 ($2.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $532,000 ($46.04)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $151,000 ($13.07)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($4.41)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($3.38)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($2.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($1.56)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($0.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.43)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.17)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,372,000 ($291.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($1.47)

Oskaloosa government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,493,000 ($129.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $226,000 ($19.56)
    All Other: $59,000 ($5.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,042,000 ($90.18)
    All Other: $470,000 ($40.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $163,000 ($14.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $399,000 ($34.53)
    Interest Earnings: $307,000 ($26.57)
    Rents: $183,000 ($15.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $45,000 ($3.89)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($0.95)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,399,000 ($121.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $924,000 ($79.97)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.30)
  • Tax - Property: $4,497,000 ($389.18)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $845,000 ($73.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $303,000 ($26.22)
    Other License: $83,000 ($7.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($7.18)

Oskaloosa government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000 ($1196.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,225,000 ($1057.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,806,000 ($242.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,205,000 ($104.28)

Oskaloosa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,512,000 ($650.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($11.25)

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wapello County, IA  0.78% ($29,194 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.58% ($33,130)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.41% ($30,303)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, IA  0.66% ($36,887 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.60% ($39,354)
to Wapello County, IA  0.56% ($32,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oskaloosa:

  • KBOE (740 AM; 0 kW; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oskaloosa:

  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIGC (88.7 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: WILLIAM PENN COLLEGE)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oskaloosa:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Oskaloosa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oskaloosa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oskaloosa, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oskaloosa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oskaloosa)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 83
  • Hazardous Condition: 73
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Oskaloosa


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oskaloosa, IA

Most common first names in Oskaloosa, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13179.5 years
Mary12280.8 years
William11676.8 years
James8375.1 years
Robert8373.7 years
Helen8181.5 years
Charles6974.6 years
George6378.1 years
Harold5874.5 years
Ruth5881.2 years
Most common last names in Oskaloosa, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7376.5 years
Johnson4880.1 years
Davis4576.9 years
Jones3479.8 years
Brown2980.6 years
Williams2976.0 years
Moore2677.6 years
White2681.8 years
Miller2578.7 years
Phillips2479.7 years
Businesses in Oskaloosa, IA
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
GameStop1Slumberland1
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular4
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
MasterBrand Cabinets4Vans1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Oskaloosa, IA


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  • #35 (52577) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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