Oskaloosa, IA


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Oskaloosa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 11,607 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oskaloosa is the 32nd largest community in Iowa.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oskaloosa who work in office and administrative support (13.25%), sales jobs (8.92%), and management occupations (7.10%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oskaloosa spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.95 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Oskaloosa are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.44% of adults in Oskaloosa having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oskaloosa in 2010 was $23,590, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,360 for a family of four. However, Oskaloosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oskaloosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oskaloosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oskaloosa include Dutch, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Oskaloosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.

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