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Oskaloosa is a city in Mahaska County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the wife of Chief Osceola.

The latitude of Oskaloosa is 41.296N. The longitude is -92.644W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,037.


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Median household income
Local
$34,490
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oskaloosa demographic reports
A Quaker settlement and long-time coal town.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Southern Iowa Fair - July 23-29, 2007
  • Nelson Pioneer Farm Fall Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oskaloosa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Keomah State Park
Historic sites and museums: Nelson Pioneer Farm Museum, Oskaloosa Historic Bandstand
Colleges and universities: William Penn University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oskaloosa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mahaska 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 52577 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oskaloosa was $18,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Oskaloosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Oskaloosa include Oskaloosa City Square Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oskaloosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $622.


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Libraries in Oskaloosa include Oskaloosa Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oskaloosa include Oskaloosa Herald

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Politics

Mahaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oskaloosa political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Oskaloosa workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Oskaloosa include Americas Best Value Inn, Comfort Inn Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa Super 8 Motel, Red Carpet Inn Oskaloosa.

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