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Mahaska County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 22,273 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 22,335 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,865
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,519
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,310
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,591 (it was 2,570 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mahaska County: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.7%), Educational, health and social services (22.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mahaska County, IA (2019)
    • 20,62193.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5122.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3551.6%Asian alone
    • 2991.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2821.3%Two or more races
    • 590.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 520.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 11,232  (50.4%)
Females: 11,041  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Mahaska County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,883 ($37,314 in 1999)
This county:

$55,883
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $506 (lower quartile is $363, upper quartile is $664)
This county:

$506
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,959 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Mahaska:

$123,959
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,704 - $191,913
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 215

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 52
  • Auto thefts: 8
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $244,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mahaska, IA residents
Average permit cost in Mahaska, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,882 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,702 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Mahaska, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mahaska, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mahaska, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
Mahaska County:

13.3%
Iowa:

11.2%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.8 years old, Black residents: 28.3 years old, American Indian residents: 68.8 years old, Asian residents: 36.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.0 years old, Other race residents: 44.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mahaska County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oskaloosa, New Sharon, Eddyville, Fremont, University Park, Beacon, Rose Hill, Barnes City, Leighton, Keomah Village.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mahaska County: Wheling (A), Copper Spring (B), Star (C), Fairmont (D), Dunreath (E), Howell Station Campground Lake Red Rock (F), Wallashuck Campground Lake Red Rock (G), North Overlook Campground (H), English Settlement (I), Caloma (J), Flagler (K), Marion County Historical Village (L), Tracy (M), Otley (N), Columbia Fire Department (O), Clay Township Fire and Rescue (P), Indiana Township Fire Department (Q), Red Rock Visitor Center (R), Pella Police Department (S), Vermeer Museum and Global Pavilion (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mahaska County include: Tracey Church (A), Zion Church (B), Eden Church (C), Fair View Church (D), Saint Josephs Church (E), Saint Paul Church (F), Belinda Church (G), Olive Chapel (H), Concord Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Asbury Cemetery (1), Overton Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (5), Brecke Ridge Cemetery (6), Porter Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spires Lake (A), Waller Lake (B), Thomas Lake (C), Knoxville Pond (D), Roberts Creek (E), Lake Red Rock (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ballard Creek (A), Brush Creek (B), Teter Creek (C), Butcher Creek (D), Calhoun Creek (E), Campetine Creek (F), Carruthers Creek (G), Coon Creek (H), Sugar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mahaska County include: Governor William Stone Historical Marker (1), Designer of the Iowa Flag Historical Marker (2), The Dragoon Trail in Marion County Historical Marker (3), Centennial Elm Planted in 1876 Historical Marker (4), 1865 Memorial for "40 Boys" Historical Marker (5), Memorial for President George Washington Historical Marker (6), Marion County Park (7), Paul Todd Wildlife Area (8), Wilcox Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clarke County , Dallas County , Guthrie County , Lorain County, Ohio , Keokuk County , Monroe County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Mahaska, IA
County total employment by year in Mahaska, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Mahaska, IA

Current college students: 1,000
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 460 (43.0% naturalized citizens)

Mahaska County:

2.1%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 432000 to 2009
  • 551990 to 1999
  • 1041980 to 1989
  • 361970 to 1979
  • 42Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.1%

Mahaska County marital status for males Mahaska County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,879
  • One, attached: 32
  • Two: 235
  • 3 or 4: 520
  • 5 to 9: 229
  • 10 to 19: 159
  • 20 to 49: 164
  • 50 or more: 84
  • Mobile homes: 582

Housing units in Mahaska County with a mortgage: 3,449 (72 second mortgage, 213 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,778

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mahaska County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,49720
Evangelical Protestant4,03926
Catholic1,0401
Other3552
None12,450-
Mahaska County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Mahaska County:

Average size of farms: 315 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $127,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $241.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,953
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,229
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.57%
Corn for grain: 116121 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 100829 harvested acres
Vegetables: 42 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mahaska County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 3785855.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/2008, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mahaska County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 201% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from Mahaska County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 409.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 321.1 miles away from the county 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 305.4 miles away from the county 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 332.0 miles away from Mahaska County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mahaska County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mahaska

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,845 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 554 (6.4%)
  • Bus: 55 (0.6%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 20 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 109 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 60 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 489 (5.6%)
  • Worked at home: 547 (6.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Japan (43%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mahaska County


  • Dutch (19%)
  • German (16%)
  • American (13%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mahaska County, Iowa in 2000:

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

People in group quarters in Mahaska County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 351 people in college/university student housing
  • 199 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,123.

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.20% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($29,305 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($8,788 average AGI)
Mahaska County:

1.15%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wapello County, IA  0.87% ($37,243 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.77% ($33,855)
from Polk County, IA  0.35% ($33,464)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.33% ($31,000)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.31% ($31,560)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.74% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($36,378 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($12,819 average AGI)
Mahaska County:

1.72%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IA  0.99% ($40,568 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.70% ($44,702)
to Polk County, IA  0.68% ($92,268)
to Keokuk County, IA  0.32% ($37,692)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.29% ($40,375)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Mahaska County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Mahaska County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mahaska County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,015 (3,480 aged, 535 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 283 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mahaska County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (456)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (319)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (273)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (158)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (133)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (96)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (93)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (35)
  • Unspecified dementia (26)
  • Congestive heart failure (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,343
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 221
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61,309

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,172
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 899
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,273
  • Male householders: 4,748 (1,130 living alone), Female householders: 4,327 (1,370 living alone)
  • 4,696 spouses (4,673 opposite-sex spouses), 552 unmarried partners, (552 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,015 children (5,358 natural, 207 adopted, 462 stepchildren), 226 grandchildren, 148 brothers or sisters, 188 parents, 0 foster children, 57 other relatives, 647 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 625

Size of family households: 3,089 2-persons, 1,226 3-persons, 945 4-persons, 549 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,513 1-person, 434 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 38 5-persons.

3,517 married couples with children.
1,488 single-parent households (385 men, 1,103 women).

97.1% of residents of Mahaska speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $120,999,000 ($5,451 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,388,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,725,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,499,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,201,000
Federal grants: $25,627,000
Federal procurement contracts: $952,000 ($10,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,994,000 ($28,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $639,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,745,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,460
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,104
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -412
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mahaska County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • 3102014 or later
  • 702010 to 2013
  • 7892000 to 2009
  • 7331990 to 1999
  • 6461980 to 1989
  • 1,5441970 to 1979
  • 7651960 to 1969
  • 1,0571950 to 1959
  • 4731940 to 1949
  • 3,5831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • 21 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 993 rooms
  • 5944 rooms
  • 1,1465 rooms
  • 1,1016 rooms
  • 1,3067 rooms
  • 8248 rooms
  • 1,1279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • 611 room
  • 932 rooms
  • 5193 rooms
  • 6094 rooms
  • 5625 rooms
  • 4866 rooms
  • 2147 rooms
  • 1938 rooms
  • 1119+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • 2no bedroom
  • 1371 bedroom
  • 1,5392 bedrooms
  • 2,9603 bedrooms
  • 1,2424 bedrooms
  • 3305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
  • 76no bedroom
  • 5651 bedroom
  • 1,0512 bedrooms
  • 7333 bedrooms
  • 3084 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 157no vehicle
  • 1,1731 vehicle
  • 2,7452 vehicles
  • 1,0863 vehicles
  • 6694 vehicles
  • 4265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 477no vehicle
  • 1,1431 vehicle
  • 7952 vehicles
  • 2073 vehicles
  • 1964 vehicles
  • 435+ vehicles

85.0% of Mahaska County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

Mahaska County:

85.0%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,494
  • Other state: 4,207
  • Northeast: 193
  • Midwest: 2,255
  • South: 805
  • West: 959
Year householders moved into unit in Mahaska County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mahaska County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 320
Here:

13.1%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

9.8%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 559
Here:

56.9%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mahaska County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $51,208,000
    Other: $659,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $147,000
    General - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $53,711,000
    Regular Highways: $5,833,000
    General - Other: $3,222,000
    Health - Other: $1,230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,179,000
    Police Protection: $1,082,000
    Central Staff Services: $758,000
    Parks and Recreation: $554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $552,000
    Financial Administration: $403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Libraries: $109,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $19,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $865,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,553,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,030,000
    Interest Earnings: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $627,000
    Regular Highways: $338,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,773,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Other: $1,113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,865,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $961,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $472,000
    Other License: $49,000

Mahaska County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $51,208,000
    Other: $659,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $147,000
    General - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $53,711,000
    Regular Highways: $5,833,000
    General - Other: $3,222,000
    Health - Other: $1,230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,179,000
    Police Protection: $1,082,000
    Central Staff Services: $758,000
    Parks and Recreation: $554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $552,000
    Financial Administration: $403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Libraries: $109,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $19,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $865,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,553,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,030,000
    Interest Earnings: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $627,000
    Regular Highways: $338,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,773,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Other: $1,113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,865,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $961,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $472,000
    Other License: $49,000

Mahaska County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $51,208,000
    Other: $659,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $147,000
    General - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $53,711,000
    Regular Highways: $5,833,000
    General - Other: $3,222,000
    Health - Other: $1,230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,179,000
    Police Protection: $1,082,000
    Central Staff Services: $758,000
    Parks and Recreation: $554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $552,000
    Financial Administration: $403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Libraries: $109,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $19,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $865,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,553,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,030,000
    Interest Earnings: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $627,000
    Regular Highways: $338,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,773,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Other: $1,113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,865,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $961,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $472,000
    Other License: $49,000

Mahaska County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $51,208,000
    Other: $659,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $147,000
    General - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $53,711,000
    Regular Highways: $5,833,000
    General - Other: $3,222,000
    Health - Other: $1,230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,179,000
    Police Protection: $1,082,000
    Central Staff Services: $758,000
    Parks and Recreation: $554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $552,000
    Financial Administration: $403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $168,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Libraries: $109,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $19,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $865,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,553,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $607,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,030,000
    Interest Earnings: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $627,000
    Regular Highways: $338,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,773,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Other: $1,113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,865,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $961,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $472,000
    Other License: $49,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 443
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 412
  • Number of recipients under 18: 66
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 310
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 67
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 159
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 194
Most common first names in Mahaska County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18378.6 years
William16077.4 years
Mary15981.3 years
James11875.7 years
Robert11672.9 years
Helen10181.2 years
Charles10074.8 years
George8979.0 years
Harold8873.9 years
Ruth8081.7 years
Most common last names in Mahaska County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10975.5 years
Johnson7880.3 years
Davis7176.2 years
Williams5879.0 years
Miller5177.5 years
Jones4980.7 years
Brown3977.8 years
Phillips3978.4 years
Moore3675.3 years
Wymore3179.5 years
Businesses in Mahaska County, 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. Cellular5
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1
McDonald's1