Oskaloosa, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oskaloosa, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Oskaloosa had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2016. Oskaloosa ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oskaloosa is located at latitude 39.216 and longitude -95.3137 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oskaloosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Oskaloosa (GNIS ID: 2396095) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oskaloosa is located within Township of Oskaloosa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oskaloosa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oskaloosa, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,121
Population in Households 1,086
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 1,101
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $118,254
Average Home Value $129,790


Median Household Income $46,320
Average Household Income $60,616
Per Capita Income $24,608
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.23%
Households 0.22% 0.32%
Families 1.21% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oskaloosa, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oskaloosa to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 186 72nd
Population Density1 # 224 67th
Diversity Index2 # 554 17th
Median Household Income # 368 45th
Per Capita Income # 359 47th

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