Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 11,546 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 5,794  (50.2%)
Females: 5,752  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52577.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,181 (it was $34,490 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$51,181
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,370 (it was $18,721 in 2000)

Oskaloosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,682 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Oskaloosa:

$117,682
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $630.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oskaloosa: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for other race residents, 70.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oskaloosa, IA (2017)
    • 10,68891.5%White alone
    • 3092.6%Hispanic
    • 2732.3%Asian alone
    • 2251.9%Black alone
    • 1161.0%Two or more races
    • 70.06%American Indian alone
    • 40.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Oskaloosa, Iowa as of September 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oskaloosa is 284 to 1.


Crime rates in Oskaloosa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(36.4)
6
(54.1)
4
(36.3)
6
(54.3)
6
(54.2)
9
(81.9)
3
(26.0)
6
(51.9)
7
(60.6)
8
(68.8)
4
(34.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(18.2)
4
(36.1)
4
(36.3)
6
(54.3)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.1)
3
(26.0)
2
(17.3)
2
(17.3)
7
(60.2)
3
(26.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(191.1)
24
(216.5)
23
(208.5)
14
(126.8)
16
(144.4)
28
(254.8)
18
(156.2)
40
(345.7)
40
(346.4)
34
(292.4)
39
(338.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(555.1)
56
(505.2)
62
(562.0)
73
(661.2)
56
(505.6)
45
(409.5)
59
(512.0)
65
(561.8)
91
(788.0)
70
(602.1)
58
(503.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
294
(2,675)
250
(2,255)
223
(2,021)
248
(2,246)
211
(1,905)
166
(1,510)
200
(1,736)
157
(1,357)
188
(1,628)
219
(1,884)
175
(1,518)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(172.9)
16
(144.3)
23
(208.5)
17
(154.0)
17
(153.5)
8
(72.8)
14
(121.5)
8
(69.1)
10
(86.6)
13
(111.8)
9
(78.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(27.3)
3
(27.1)
2
(18.1)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.0)
2
(18.2)
4
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.0)
1
(8.6)
2
(17.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)232.5234.6218.4233.6201.5214.1192.2232.2250.2258.0205.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (17.1%), Dutch (15.7%), American (13.6%), Irish (10.9%), English (6.1%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/4/1875

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 6.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,682 people per square mile   (low).

Oskaloosa, Iowa map

366 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.1%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,716 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,985 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +490 (+4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,193 (56.3%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Oskaloosa, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oskaloosa, IA in 2017
Oskaloosa satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $203,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Oskaloosa, IA residents
Average permit cost in Oskaloosa, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Oskaloosa, IA
Historical housing units in Oskaloosa, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+1.8%).
Most common industries in Oskaloosa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Machinery (8.6%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (14.1%)
  • Machinery (13.6%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Oskaloosa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

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 Oskaloosa 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 Oskaloosa 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 the city 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 Oskaloosa 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oskaloosa topographic map

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:

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Library in Oskaloosa:

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

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • 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
  • 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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Oskaloosa:

Marital status in Oskaloosa, IA
  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Oskaloosa:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oskaloosa
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oskaloosa, IA (based on Mahaska County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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.
State:

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
Here:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahaska County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oskaloosa:

49.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oskaloosa:

45.0%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Oskaloosa:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oskaloosa:

33.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Oskaloosa:

76.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oskaloosa, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$79,203$55,9080$0
Streets and Highways 9$37,289$49,7190$0
Local Libraries 8$24,793$37,1905$2,770
Firefighters 7$34,107$58,46912$1,676
Financial Administration 3$14,351$57,4040$0
Sewerage 3$12,577$50,3080$0
Other Government Administration 2$14,997$89,9829$4,700
Police - Other 2$4,708$28,2480$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,858$41,1480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,143$49,7160$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,439$41,2680$0
Totals for Government 55$236,465$51,59226$9,146

Oskaloosa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,205,000 ($190.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $794,000 ($68.77)
    Sewerage: $554,000 ($47.98)
    Water Utilities: $419,000 ($36.29)
    Parking Facilities: $91,000 ($7.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($1.39)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($0.95)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,713,000 ($148.36)
    Police Protection: $1,632,000 ($141.35)
    General - Other: $1,344,000 ($116.40)
    Regular Highways: $1,062,000 ($91.98)
    Sewerage: $991,000 ($85.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $762,000 ($66.00)
    Libraries: $643,000 ($55.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000 ($36.90)
    Central Staff Services: $379,000 ($32.83)
    Financial Administration: $285,000 ($24.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $282,000 ($24.42)
    Air Transportation: $164,000 ($14.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $100,000 ($8.66)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($7.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($5.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($5.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($4.33)
    Health - Other: $43,000 ($3.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $213,000 ($18.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $201,000 ($17.41)
    Other - Police Protection: $30,000 ($2.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $195,000 ($16.89)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($9.87)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($5.02)
    Police Protection: $53,000 ($4.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($2.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($1.30)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.43)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($0.43)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,697,000 ($320.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($12.73)

Oskaloosa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,171,000 ($188.03)
    Other: $81,000 ($7.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($5.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.09)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $320,000 ($27.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $209,000 ($18.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,893,000 ($163.95)
    Rents: $236,000 ($20.44)
    Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($5.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($4.50)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($2.60)
    Special Assessments: $22,000 ($1.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,535,000 ($219.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,424,000 ($123.33)
    General Local Government Support: $188,000 ($16.28)
    Other: $9,000 ($0.78)
  • Tax - Property: $4,541,000 ($393.30)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,089,000 ($94.32)
    Other License: $650,000 ($56.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $133,000 ($11.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000 ($9.96)

Oskaloosa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,155,000 ($1052.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,923,000 ($859.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,820,000 ($504.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,589,000 ($310.84)

Oskaloosa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,748,000 ($238.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,575,000 ($1089.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $143,000 ($12.39)

5.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


6.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
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

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oskaloosa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 390ft / 119mTotal length
  • 80,120Total average daily traffic
  • 12,529Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,420Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oskaloosa, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oskaloosa, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oskaloosa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oskaloosa, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (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: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oskaloosa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oskaloosa)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 62. The highest number of fire incidents - 89 took place in 2005, and the least - 12 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Oskaloosa, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (37.5%), and Structure Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oskaloosa, IA
    • 39537.5%Outside Fires
    • 31930.3%Structure Fires
    • 18817.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 15214.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oskaloosa, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oskaloosa, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 306 S 17th St, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 , Phone: (641) 673-8481, Fax: (641) 672-2514
  • Everspring Inn and Suites, 2401 A Ave, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 , Phone: (641) 672-0375, Fax: (641) 673-8527
  • America's Best Value Inn Of Oskaloosa, 1315 A Avenue E, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 , Phone: (641) 673-8351, Fax: (641) 673-0704
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oskaloosa, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oskaloosa, IA
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oskaloosa, IA
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy


Oskaloosa compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 27 pilots and 19 other airmen in this city.
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