Oskaloosa is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,113 people and just one neighborhood, Oskaloosa is the 182nd largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Oskaloosa was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Oskaloosa real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Oskaloosa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Oskaloosa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oskaloosa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oskaloosa who work in office and administrative support (18.61%), sales jobs (9.31%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.73%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Oskaloosa is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oskaloosa’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.