Mahaska County

Mahaska County, Iowa

106 S 1st St Mahaska Courthouse
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Phone: (641) 673-7786
Fax: (641) 672-1256

In south-central IA, northwest of Ottumwa; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Mahaska (1784-1834), a chief of the Iowa tribe, whose name means 'white cloud.' the county seat was named for one of his wives

Area (sq mi):: 573.40 (land 570.87; water 2.53) Population per square mile: 39.20
Population 2005: 22,364 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 22,335 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,232; median household $37,314; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,650-$25,222
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Oskaloosa County seat (10,945)

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    The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals that will enable the Department of Human Services (Agency), in collaboration with the Juvenile Court Services for the Eighth Judicial District (JCS) and Mahaska Wapello Decategorization Project to select the most qualified contractor to continue to provide life skills services for Hispanic youth and their families primarily residing in Mahaska County and Wapello County.
    East of Warren County on State Highway 92 in Marion County to the Mahaska county line (including Knoxville).
    DTN's Russ Quinn won a second place award in the breaking-news category for his column, "Rust Test Narrowed to Mahaska County.