Mahaska County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Oskaloosa and the largest city is Oskaloosa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mahaskacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,370 and the 2010 census population was 22,381. The land area is 570.86 square miles and there are 39.2 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 90.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $100,900, there are 9,073 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,788, the median household income is $47,967, and 15.9% of the persons in Mahaska County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,977. Retail sales (in $1000) were $242,911, and sales per capita were $10,995. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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