Oskaloosa, Kansas

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Oskaloosa is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,165 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jefferson County[3]. Oskaloosa is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Oskaloosa is located at 39°12′57″N 95°18′50″W / 39.21583°N 95.31389°W / 39.21583; -95.31389 (39.215849, -95.313800)[4]. It is at the intersection of U.S. Route 59 and K-92, approximately 15 miles north of Lawrence. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,165 people, 439 households, and 291 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,281.5 people per square mile (494.3/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 525.8/sq mi (202.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.03% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population.

There were 439 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

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