Livability Score

79
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities D-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Entertainment (4) F
Penn Central Theatre
Cinema
Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
George Daily Community Auditorium
Theatre Arts
McGrew Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Nelson Pioneer Farm Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (14) D-
Rock Island Tap
Bar
KFC
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
CB Liquor
Alcohol
Wendy's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
Taco John's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Udders
Sweets
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (4) C-
Fareway
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Wigg's
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (15) A+
City Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Keating Jaycee Park
Park
Hewitt Jaycee Park
Park
Edmundson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Vanderbilt Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (22) D-
Penn Central Mall
Mall
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Slumberland
Furniture
Headquarters Salon & Spa
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Signature Salon
Hairdresser
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
RadioShack
Electronics
The Shoe Dept.
Clothing
Shoe Department
Shoes
Malcom Lumber
Home Improvement
Malcom Lumber
Home Improvement
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Sears
Department Store
Murphy USA
Convenience Store
Bobzilla's Bicycle Werks
Bicycle
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Oskaloosa.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Oskaloosa is 83/100 - which is 7% lower than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime C

Oskaloosa crime rates are 1,612 per 100k, which is equal to Iowa
Property Crime
1,176 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
436 crimes per 100k
D
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employment C-

The median income in Oskaloosa is $49,856 - which is 9% lower than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$49,856
F
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
A-
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (14)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Oskaloosa Fire Department
Fire Station
Mahaska County Sheriffs Office
Police
Oskaloosa Police Department
Police
Town Square Dental Care
Dentist
Central Vision Center
Doctor
Oskaloosa Vision Center
Doctor
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Mahaska Drug
Pharmacy
Mahaska Drug
Pharmacy
Medical Group
Doctor
Mahaska Health Partnership
Hospital
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walmart Vision Center
Doctor
Oskaloosa Care Center
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A

Oskaloosa home prices are $93,000 - which is 30% lower than Iowa
Home Price
$93,000
F
Home Appreciation Rate
-3%
C-
Home Affordability
1.9x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools B-

The Oskaloosa graduation rate is 85% - which is 3% lower than Iowa
School Test Scores
64%
C
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (3) F
Oskaloosa Christian School
Oskaloosa Middle School
Oskaloosa Elementary School
High Schools (1) F
Oskaloosa High School
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ratings A+

Oskaloosa has an overall rating of 100% from 1 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (0)
From AreaVibes
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Oskaloosa, Iowa - My Hometown! 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) I grew up in Oskaloosa and came back here after attending college and I wouldn't have it any other way. This is a family friendly community with several different things to do, no matter what time of the year it is.

With this being in the mid-west we get a taste for all four o
...Read More f the seasons. Summertime is especially grand here as we have a parade and fireworks in July, several street festivals with lots of music, and a carnival comes to town too! We have several different parks for the kids to spend the day playing at, or camping locations where you can hike and fish as well if you choose.

The school district here is great and the teachers really listen to the parents concerns and goals for their children. And the job market is expanding no matter what type of job you are looking for.

Living here is really great, it's a happy, friendly place that I am very proud to call home! Read Less
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D- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Oskaloosa? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

City Square Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Keating Jaycee Park
Hewitt Jaycee Park
Edmundson Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Penn Central Theatre
Amphitheatre
George Daily Community Auditorium
McGrew Fine Arts Center
Nelson Pioneer Farm Museum

Food & Drink

Rock Island Tap
KFC
KFC
CB Liquor
Wendy's
Wendy's
Taco Bell
McDonald's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Oskaloosa? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Oskaloosa.
Drive to Work
79%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
6%

4% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Oskaloosa a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Oskaloosa Care Center
Mahaska Health Partnership

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Mahaska Drug
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Mahaska Drug

Doctors

Central Vision Center
Medical Group
Oskaloosa Vision Center
Walmart Vision Center

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