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County population in 2014: 22,370 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mahaska County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

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Races in Mahaska County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,246  (50.3%)
Females: 11,124  (49.7%)
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Mahaska County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mahaska County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,055 ($37,314 in 1999)

This county:

$48055
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $354, upper quartile is $568)
This county:

$478
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,011 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Mahaska:

$103,011
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,015 - $159,796
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $966
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,559 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,378 (1.4%)

Mahaska County household income distribution in 2009 Mahaska County home values distribution Mahaska County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 53.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.6% for other race residents, 51.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
Mahaska County:

15.1%
Iowa:

12.7%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Black residents, 48.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.4% for other race residents, 46.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 12 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 11 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,000
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 350 (31% naturalized citizens)

Mahaska County:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 149
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1985 to 1989: 55
  • 1980 to 1984: 49
  • 1975 to 1979: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 35

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: 7,382
  • One, attached: 68
  • Two: 334
  • 3 or 4: 375
  • 5 to 9: 286
  • 10 to 19: 143
  • 20 or more: 238
  • Mobile homes: 704
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Mahaska County with a mortgage: 2,800 (158 second mortgage, 214 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,950

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mahaska County

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 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 321.0 miles away from Mahaska 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 the county 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 194.5 miles away from the county 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 346.7 miles away from Mahaska County 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 321.6 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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1737): January 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 5, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1727): September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1191): November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • IowaFlooding, Incident Period: May 8, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1121): June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (17%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mahaska County (%):

  • Dutch (25%)
  • German (19%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Mahaska County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,256 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,362 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 275 (3%)
  • Other means: 91 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 630 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $51,391.

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.
4.11% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,902 average AGI)
1.77% relocated from other states ($9,287 average AGI)
Mahaska County:

1.77%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Polk County, IA  0.31% ($33,320)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.27% ($30,909)
from Jasper County, IA  0.15% ($34,083)
from Monroe County, IA  0.15% ($53,000)


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.
4.29% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,732 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($10,918 average AGI)
Mahaska County:

1.57%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.31% ($29,320)
to Keokuk County, IA  0.30% ($25,667)
to Jasper County, IA  0.25% ($33,250)
to Johnson County, IA  0.17% ($19,214)

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 2014: 9.9

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 live births in Mahaska County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mahaska County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mahaska County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (363)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (258)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (242)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (156)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (143)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (129)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (109)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (97)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Unspecified dementia (73)

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: 6342.630
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 220.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61309.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1171.530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 898.770
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.83
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.07

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.41

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,722
  • In family households: 18,205 (4,614 male householders, 1,430 female householders)
    4,883 spouses, 6,159 children (5,585 natural, 216 adopted, 358 stepchildren), 247 grandchildren, 108 brothers or sisters, 107 parents, 119 other relatives, 469 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,517 (1,410 male householders (1,129 living alone)), 1,521 female householders (1,331 living alone)), 586 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 659 (215 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,993 2-persons, 1,194 3-persons, 1,046 4-persons, 535 5-persons, 195 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,460 1-person, 385 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,353 married couples with children.
1,077 single-parent households (296 men, 781 women).

96.6% of residents of Mahaska County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $120,999,000 ($5451 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:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 132
  • 2000 to 2004: 619
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,044
  • 1980 to 1989: 779
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,957
  • 1960 to 1969: 888
  • 1950 to 1959: 908
  • 1940 to 1949: 549
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,858
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 92
  • 4 rooms: 748
  • 5 rooms: 1,463
  • 6 rooms: 1,336
  • 7 rooms: 1,094
  • 8 rooms: 761
  • 9+ rooms: 787
  • 1 room: 53
  • 2 rooms: 200
  • 3 rooms: 479
  • 4 rooms: 639
  • 5 rooms: 537
  • 6 rooms: 318
  • 7 rooms: 121
  • 8 rooms: 132
  • 9+ rooms: 91
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 176
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,795
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,988
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 215
  • no bedroom: 85
  • 1 bedroom: 654
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,019
  • 3 bedrooms: 592
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 45
Cars and other vehicles available in Mahaska County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 1,409
  • 2 vehicles: 2,977
  • 3 vehicles: 1,238
  • 4 vehicles: 333
  • 5+ vehicles: 214
  • no vehicle: 470
  • 1 vehicle: 1,121
  • 2 vehicles: 686
  • 3 vehicles: 233
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

58% of Mahaska County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Iowa.

Mahaska County:

58.3%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 18080
  • Northeast: 232
  • Midwest: 2151
  • South: 586
  • West: 853

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mahaska County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.1%)
  • Electricity (6.1%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (52.8%)
  • Electricity (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 322
Here:

12.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 147
Here:

10.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 389
Here:

43.6%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mahaska County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,298,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $23,300,000
    Regular Highways: $4,222,000
    Health - Other: $2,453,000
    Police Protection: $1,708,000
    Financial Administration: $1,175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $462,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Central Staff Services: $258,000
    General Public Buildings: $127,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $117,000
    Correctional Institutions: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $45,000
    Libraries: $44,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,068,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,888,000

Mahaska County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,154,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $156,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,723,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,063,000
    General Local Government Support: $401,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,642,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Other License: $32,000

Mahaska County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,923,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,933,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,147,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $157,000

Mahaska County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,006,000

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
Mahaska County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mahaska County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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