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Oskaloosa is a city in Jefferson County, in the Topeka metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Oskalossa, IA
[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 39.215N. The longitude is -95.312W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,119 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,157.
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 66066 ZIP code.
27% of Oskaloosa residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $15,677, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Libraries in Oskaloosa include Oskaloosa Public Library ... View libraries
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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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