Mahaska County

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Mahaska County, Iowa

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

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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