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Oskaloosa is a township in Jefferson County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Oskaloosa. For links to other places called Oskaloosa, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oskaloosa is 39.216N. The longitude is -95.31W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,102 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,142.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oskaloosa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66097 ZIP code.
24% of Oskaloosa residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oskaloosa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oskaloosa was $16,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Oskaloosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oskaloosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $337. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oskaloosa political report.
The average commute time for Oskaloosa workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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