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Welcome to Oskaloosa ...

The city of Oskaloosa is located in Mahaska County and is the County Seat for Mahaska County.

When the people of Oskaloosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oskaloosan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Oskaloosa has a population of 11,426 people<2> (see below for details).

Oskaloosa was established in 1835.

The community of Oskaloosa is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oskaloosa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oskaloosa lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Oskaloosa: 52577<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oskaloosa had a population of 11,463 people (which is 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 (with a count of 10,938 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Oskaloosa had an population of 11,426 people. This is a decrease of 0.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.46% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Oskaloosa ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oskaloosa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oskaloosa. Our list includes 31 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Oskaloosa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Pella   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Oskaloosa

Located in Marion County

New Sharon   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Oskaloosa

Eddyville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Oskaloosa

Located in Wapello County

Hedrick   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Oskaloosa

Located in Keokuk County

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Oskaloosa

What Cheer   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Oskaloosa

Located in Keokuk County

Lovilia   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oskaloosa

Located in Monroe County

Bussey   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oskaloosa

Located in Marion County

Delta   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Oskaloosa

Located in Keokuk County

Harvey   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Oskaloosa

Located in Marion County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oskaloosa.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mahaska County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oskaloosa:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oskaloosa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oskaloosa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oskaloosa.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oskaloosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oskaloosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oskaloosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oskaloosa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oskaloosa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oskaloosa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oskaloosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2963, Longitude: -92.6451     [Map].

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