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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    During this study we day checked a total of 232 buildings, including 202 barns, six corn cribs, and 24 sheds (29 in Decatur County, 15 in Lucas County, 29 in Madison County, 44 in Mahaska County, 30 in Marion County, and 85 in Van Buren County).
    The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors newly sanctioned its own ballot language to provide 40% of its penny tax to go for the rec and child care project.
    The mining town of Buxton, in Mahaska County, Iowa, which housed workers of the Consolidation Coal Company, saw six black newspapers appear between 1900 and 1925, the year the mines closed.
    DTN's Russ Quinn won a second place award in the breaking-news category for his column, "Rust Test Narrowed to Mahaska County.
    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.
    Construction of the Mahaska County "Fiber to the World" network is currently underway in Oskaloosa and will link the community and surrounding area businesses and residents to a broadband communication network system that will provide a cost effective, more complete set of services than are currently available in the community.