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Population (year 2000): 10,938. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,026 (+0.8% change)
Males: 5,326 (48.7%), Females: 5,612 (51.3%)

Mahaska County

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Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $34,490 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,700 (year 2000)

Oskaloosa, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oskaloosa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (19.3%), Dutch (14.4%), Irish (11.2%), English (10.1%), United States (8.6%), Swedish (2.7%).

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Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Oskaloosa,

For population 25 years and over in Oskaloosa

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oskaloosa city

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2.1% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

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



Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Moines, IA Des (70.2 miles pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, MO Kansas (201.9 miles pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (343.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, IA (1.9 miles University IA (2.8 miles Beacon, Keomah Village, IA (7.4 miles) , IA Eddyville, (9.4 miles Leighton, IA (10.3 miles) , Sharon, IA (12.1 miles New Hill, IA (12.6 miles Rose IA (14.1 miles Kirkville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 29 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 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

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 92.64 W

Area code: 641


Oskaloosa, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.1%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +468 (+4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,672 (54.5%)


 

Crime in Oskaloosa by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 1 1 4 2 4
    per 100,000 18.3 9.1 9.1 36.6 18.3 36.6
Robberies 2 1 7 3 3 3
    per 100,000 18.3 9.1 64.0 27.4 27.4 27.4
Assaults 5 9 16 11 17 13
    per 100,000 45.7 82.3 146.3 100.6 155.4 118.9
Burglaries 92 125 59 83 98 104
    per 100,000 841.1 1142.8 539.4 758.8 896.0 950.8
Thefts 269 208 350 289 258 360
    per 100,000 2459.3 1901.6 3199.9 2642.2 2358.7 3291.3
Auto thefts 8 23 12 18 19 15
    per 100,000 73.1 210.3 109.7 164.6 173.7 137.1
185.0 195.7 226.6 214.9 217.6 255.8


Average climate in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oskaloosa,

Oskaloosa-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.2 miles away from the Oskaloosa city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1956, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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


Hospital/medical center in Oskaloosa:
  • MAHASKA COUNTY HOSPITAL (1229 C AVENUE EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oskaloosa:
  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 21 miles; PELLA, IA)
  • MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; ALBIA, IA)
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 25 miles; OTTUMWA, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oskaloosa:
  • OTTUMWA INDUSTRIAL (about 20 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; ID: OTM)
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 72 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 77 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; ID: CID)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oskaloosa:
  • OSKALOOSA MUNI (about 13 miles; OSKALOOSA, IA; ID: OOA)
  • SIG FIELD (about 19 miles; MONTEZUMA, IA; ID: 7C5)
  • PELLA MUNI (about 22 miles; PELLA, IA; ID: PEA)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2 $7,488 $44,928 1 $819
Streets and Highways 10 $26,940 $32,328 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $25,928 $38,892 18 $2,247
Police - Other 2 $4,351 $26,106 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 17 $51,183 $36,129 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $12,022 $36,066 0 $0
Local Libraries 7 $16,133 $27,656 7 $3,531
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $13,928 $33,427 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $10,045 $40,180 5 $179
Sewerage 8 $24,188 $36,282 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,048 $48,288 8 $2,112
Totals for Government 68 $200,254 $35,338 39 $8,889


College/University in Oskaloosa:
  • WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,341; Location: 201 TRUEBLOOD AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wmpenn.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oskaloosa:
  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,744)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 5,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 81 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
Public high school in Oskaloosa:
  • OSKALOOSA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 1816 N 3RD EXTENSION; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oskaloosa:
  • OSKALOOSA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 602; Location: 1704 N 3RD ST; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 508 S 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 715 B AVE EAST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 601 S B ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 911 B AVE WEST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 604 N B ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Oskaloosa:
  • OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 726 NORTH E STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Oskaloosa:
  • OSKALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $478,321; Location: 301 S MARKET; 54,316 books; 3,219 audio materials; 2,320 video materials; 198 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Oskaloosa: Southern Iowa Speedway (A), Southern Iowa Fairgrounds (B), Edmundson Golf Course (C), Elmhurst Country Club (D), Iowa Union College (E), Quad-County Grain Incorporated Elevator (F), Oskaloosa (G), Oskaloosa Bandstand (H), George Daily Community Auditorium (I), McGrew Fine Arts Center (J), Oskaloosa Public Library (K), Oskaloosa Police Department (L), Oskaloosa Fire Department (M), Oskaloosa City Hall (N), Ron Randleman Fitness Center (O), Rock Island Passenger Railroad Station (P), Indian Hills Center (Q), Athletic complex (R), Industrial Technology Center (S), Heating and Physical Plant (T).

Shopping Centers: Heartland Square Mall (1), Penn Central Mall (2).

Churches in Oskaloosa include: Evangelical Church (A), Oskaloosa United Methodist Church (B), Oskaloosa Free Methodist Church (C), Oskaloosa Community Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (D), Oskaloosa Community Church (E), Oskaloosa Church of Christ (F), Landmark Church of God (G), Fellowship Bible Church (H).

Cemeteries: Center Grove Cemetery (1), Old Cemetery (2), Forest Cemetery (3).

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

Post office: (A).  


Oskaloosa compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.

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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

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)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oskaloosa:
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • 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)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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