Oskaloosa, IA

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Population

22,301

0.103% decline

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$50,568

1.95% growth

Number of Employees

10,897

0.52% decline

Median Property Value

$110,100

0.917% growth

About

In 2017, Oskaloosa, IA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $50,568. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oskaloosa, IA declined from 22,324 to 22,301, a -0.103% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,599 to $50,568, a 1.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oskaloosa, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.52%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%). N/A% of the people in Oskaloosa, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oskaloosa, IA are William Penn University (310 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Oskaloosa, IA is $110,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Oskaloosa, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oskaloosa, IA is 2 cars per household.

Oskaloosa, IA borders Newton, IA, Ottumwa, IA, and Pella, IA.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Oskaloosa, IA employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Oskaloosa, IA are Manufacturing (2,719 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,669 people), and Retail Trade (1,222 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,500), Wholesale Trade ($46,587), and Public Administration ($45,167).

Median household income in Oskaloosa, IA is $50,568. Males in Oskaloosa, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Oskaloosa, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,568

2017 value

± $1,801

1.95%

1 Year Growth

± 6.27%

Households in Oskaloosa, IA have a median annual income of $50,568, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,599 in 2016, which represents a 1.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oskaloosa, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oskaloosa, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $83,990, followed by Polk County, IA and Linn County, IA, with respective values of $68,291 and $64,103.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oskaloosa, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oskaloosa, IA (3.12k out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,914 ± 316

  2. Hispanic

    131 ± 110

  3. Black

    70 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oskaloosa, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.9k

2017 Value

± 544

-0.52%

1 Year decline

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oskaloosa, IA declined at a rate of -0.52%, from 11k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oskaloosa, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,411 people), Production Occupations (1,172 people), and Management Occupations (1,019 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oskaloosa, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oskaloosa, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,411 people), Production Occupations (1,172 people), and Management Occupations (1,019 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oskaloosa, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.86 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oskaloosa, IA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,850), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,773), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.9k

2017 Value

± 544

-0.52%

1 Year decline

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oskaloosa, IA declined at a rate of -0.52%, from 11k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oskaloosa, IA, are Manufacturing (2,719 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,669 people), and Retail Trade (1,222 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oskaloosa, IA, though some of these residents may live in Oskaloosa, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oskaloosa, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,719 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,669 people), and Retail Trade (1,222 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oskaloosa, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.13 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.46 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oskaloosa, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,500), Wholesale Trade ($46,587), and Public Administration ($45,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.9% of the population of Oskaloosa, IA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Oskaloosa, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Oskaloosa, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.1%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oskaloosa, IA declined by 22.4% from 5.29% to 4.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oskaloosa, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

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Diversity

Oskaloosa, IA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.27% of Oskaloosa, IA residents were born outside of the country (506 people).

In 2017, there were 61.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Oskaloosa, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 White (Hispanic) and 334 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oskaloosa, IA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Oskaloosa, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Oskaloosa, IA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

506 people

1.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

423 people

As of 2017, 2.27% of Oskaloosa, IA residents (506 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oskaloosa, IA was 1.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Oskaloosa, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oskaloosa, IA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oskaloosa, IA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    20.9k ± 9

  2. White (Hispanic)

    338 ± 62

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    334 ± 46

In 2017, there were 61.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Oskaloosa, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 White (Hispanic) and 334 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Oskaloosa, IA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    507 ± 105

  2. Korea

    178 ± 55

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    159 ± 66

Oskaloosa, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Oskaloosa, IA awarded 310 degrees. The student population of Oskaloosa, IA is skewed towards men, with 705 male students and 646 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oskaloosa, IA are White (208 and 71.5%), followed by Black or African American (40 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (23 and 7.9%), and Unknown (10 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Oskaloosa, IA by number of degrees awarded are William Penn University (310 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oskaloosa, IA are General Business Administration & Management (36 and 11.6%), Elementary Education & Teaching (30 and 9.68%), and Organizational Leadership (28 and 9.03%).

The median tuition costs in Oskaloosa, IA are $24,270 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oskaloosa, IA was Nursing Practice with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oskaloosa, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

310 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,270

Median Private

In 2017, the Oskaloosa, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Penn University with 310 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

136

Degrees Awarded to Men

174

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oskaloosa, IA, which is 0.782 times less than the 174 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    208 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oskaloosa, IA were to White students. These 208 degrees mean that there were 5.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 40 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oskaloosa, IA was $110,100 in 2017, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,100 to $110,100, a 0.917% increase. The homeownership rate in Oskaloosa, IA is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oskaloosa, IA have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oskaloosa, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,100

2017 Median

± $5,585

$109,100

2016 Median

± $4,915

In 2017, the median property value in Oskaloosa, IA grew to to $110,100 from the previous year's value of $109,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oskaloosa, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oskaloosa, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$50,568

Median Household Income

± $1,801

8.96k

Number of Households

± 477

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.96k households in Oskaloosa, IA grew to $50,568 from the previous year's value of $49,599.

The following chart displays the households in Oskaloosa, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oskaloosa, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oskaloosa, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Oskaloosa, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oskaloosa, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oskaloosa, IA have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Oskaloosa, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oskaloosa, IA was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oskaloosa, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oskaloosa, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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