Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 11,568 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 5,691  (49.2%)
Females: 5,877  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52577.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,227 (it was $34,490 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$37,227
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,901 (it was $18,721 in 2000)

Oskaloosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,252 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$95,252
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $596.

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  • Races in Oskaloosa, IA (2013)

    Oskaloosa races chart
    • 10,59991.2%White alone
    • 3382.9%Black alone
    • 2632.3%Hispanic
    • 1831.6%Asian alone
    • 1881.6%Two or more races
    • 100.09%American Indian alone
    • 100.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Oskaloosa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oskaloosa: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.4%), Irish (16.4%), Dutch (13.4%), English (9.1%), United States (5.3%), Norwegian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/4/1875

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 6.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,686 people per square mile   (low).

Oskaloosa,IA real estate house value index trend

Oskaloosa, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Oskaloosa:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oskaloosa city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

235 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Oskaloosa, Iowa as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oskaloosa to the number of sex offenders is 193 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,626 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,392 (1.4%)

Oskaloosa satellite photo by USGS

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: +935 (+8.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,256 (59.7%)

Area code: 641

Oskaloosa household income distribution Oskaloosa home values distribution

Crime rates in Oskaloosa by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013
Murders 000000000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.08.78.6
Rapes 142446466936
per 100,000 9.236.418.236.136.454.136.354.354.281.926.051.9
Robberies 733324462132
per 100,000 64.127.327.227.118.236.136.354.318.19.126.017.3
Assaults 161117132124231416281840
per 100,000 146.4100.2154.3117.4191.1216.5208.5126.8144.4254.8156.2345.7
Burglaries 5983981046156627356455965
per 100,000 540.0756.1889.5939.0555.1505.2562.0661.2505.6409.5512.0561.8
Thefts 350289258360294250223248211166200157
per 100,000 3,203.42,632.82,341.63,250.32,675.42,255.32,021.22,246.41,904.81,510.51,735.71,357.0
Auto thefts 1218191519162317178148
per 100,000 109.8164.0172.4135.4172.9144.3208.5154.0153.572.8121.569.1
Arson 235933221240
per 100,000 18.327.345.481.327.327.118.118.19.018.234.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.8) 238.4236.6230.9276.2240.4242.6225.9241.6208.4221.4198.8240.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oskaloosa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+1.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Oskaloosa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oskaloosa-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Oskaloosa-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from Oskaloosa center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 345.5 miles away from Oskaloosa center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 320.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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 Recipients

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 in Oskaloosa:

  • IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES (1208 SOUTH 11TH STREET)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1229 C AVENUE EAST)
  • MAHASKA HOSPICE (1229 C AVENUE EAST)

Home Health Centers in Oskaloosa:

  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE (212 NORTH MARKET STREET)
  • MAHASKA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY HEALTH (1225 C AVENUE EAST)

Nursing Homes in Oskaloosa:

  • CRYSTAL HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (1514 HIGH AVENUE WEST)
  • GEORGIAN COURT OF OSKALOOSA (1302 HIGH AVENUE WEST)
  • MAHASKA MANOR (914 NORTH 12TH STREET)
  • NORTHERN MAHASKA NURSING AND REHAB (2401 CRESTVIEW DRIVE)
  • OSKALOOSA CARE CENTER (605 HIGHWAY 432)
  • SIESTA PARK MANOR (1302 HIGH AVENUE WEST)

Airports and heliports located in Oskaloosa:

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College/University in Oskaloosa:

  • William Penn University (Full-time enrollment: 1,548; 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: 4,034)
  • Drake University (about 57 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 58 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • University of Iowa (about 63 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 67 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Iowa State University (about 73 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Truman State University (about 77 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)

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)
See full list of schools located in Oskaloosa

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

Main business address in Oskaloosa include: MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GROUP INC (A), HORIZON FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (B). 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: 504, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and 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)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BUSSEY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 422, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.0%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.8% for Black residents, 64.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.3% for other race residents, 69.4% 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

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, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Oskaloosa compared to Iowa state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Oskaloosa travel time to work - commute Oskaloosa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,49720
Evangelical Protestant4,03926
Catholic1,0401
Other3552
None12,450-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Mahaska County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,329$49,9740$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,683$70,0989$4,438
Police Protection - Officers 16$73,097$54,8230$0
Police - Other 2$5,360$32,1600$0
Firefighters 7$29,061$49,81916$3,180
Streets and Highways 8$30,082$45,1231$1,672
Sewerage 7$28,419$48,7180$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$890
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,713$44,5562$3,543
Local Libraries 7$22,063$37,8224$2,389
Other and Unallocable 2$5,920$35,5200$0
Totals for Government 54$217,727$48,38433$16,112

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($20.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000 ($7.95)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $1,520,000 ($131.40)
    Police Protection: $1,309,000 ($113.16)
    General - Other: $1,250,000 ($108.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,070,000 ($92.50)
    Regular Highways: $877,000 ($75.81)
    Sewerage: $756,000 ($65.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000 ($53.42)
    Libraries: $596,000 ($51.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000 ($23.34)
    Financial Administration: $181,000 ($15.65)
    Central Staff Services: $174,000 ($15.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $165,000 ($14.26)
    Air Transportation: $96,000 ($8.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000 ($5.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($2.94)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($2.33)
    Health - Other: $26,000 ($2.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $532,000 ($45.99)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $151,000 ($13.05)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($4.41)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($3.37)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($2.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($1.56)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($0.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.86)
    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 ($291.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($1.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,493,000 ($129.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $226,000 ($19.54)
    All Other: $59,000 ($5.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,042,000 ($90.08)
    All Other: $470,000 ($40.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $163,000 ($14.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $399,000 ($34.49)
    Interest Earnings: $307,000 ($26.54)
    Rents: $183,000 ($15.82)
    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 ($120.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $924,000 ($79.88)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.30)
  • Tax - Property: $4,497,000 ($388.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $845,000 ($73.05)
    Public Utilities Sales: $303,000 ($26.19)
    Other License: $83,000 ($7.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($7.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000 ($1195.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,225,000 ($1056.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,806,000 ($242.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,205,000 ($104.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,512,000 ($649.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($11.24)

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wapello County, IA  0.85% ($35,377 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.63% ($28,157)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.50% ($26,927)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IA  0.74% ($39,917 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.55% ($34,089)
to Wapello County, IA  0.44% ($29,917)

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 - 2013 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
Chevrolet1New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GameStop1Subway2
Goodwill1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1

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  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #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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