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Welcome to Oskaloosa ...
When the people of Oskaloosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oskaloosan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oskaloosa has a population of 11,811 people<3> (see below for details).
Oskaloosa was established in 1835.
The community of Oskaloosa is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Oskaloosa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Oskaloosa is within the (641) area code.
The ZIP code for Oskaloosa: 52577<5>
Websites for Oskaloosa ...
Official Website: www.oskaloosaiowa.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.oskaloosachamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oskaloosa had an population of 11,811 people. This is an increase of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.98% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oskaloosa had a population of 11,463 people (or 51.22% of the total population of Mahaska County). This makes Oskaloosa the county's most populous community.
The population of Oskaloosa represents 0.38% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 11,463 people, the population of Oskaloosa increased 4.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,938 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oskaloosa.
Communities Also Named Oskaloosa ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oskaloosa - they are located in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oskaloosa.
Communities near Oskaloosa ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oskaloosa.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oskaloosa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oskaloosa.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oskaloosa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oskaloosa.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oskaloosa. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oskaloosa.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oskaloosa ...
Looking for more information about Oskaloosa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Oskaloosa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oskaloosa.
Adding Oskaloosa to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Oskaloosa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oskaloosa was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.
We also found Oskaloosa in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oskaloosa on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Oskaloosa: www.oskaloosaiowa.org/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022