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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oskaloosa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oskaloosa really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oskaloosa perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.