Oskaloosa, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oskaloosa, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Oskaloosa had a population of 1,127 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Oskaloosa, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,127
Daytime Population: Workers 729
Daytime Population: Residents 517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,246
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 1,093
Population in Familes 901
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 1,107
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $47,766
Average Household Income $62,241
Per Capita Income $25,168


Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $130,797
Average Home Value $139,095


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.28%
Households 0.31% 0.4%
Families 1.09% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

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, 2017 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 # 184 73rd
Population Density # 222 67th
Diversity Index # 566 16th
Median Household Income # 389 42nd
Per Capita Income # 394 41st

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