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. Oskaloosa has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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
Unlike some cities, Oskaloosa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oskaloosa are a mix of both white- and blue-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
Because of many things, Oskaloosa is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oskaloosa a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oskaloosa has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.