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Oskaloosa
Oskaloosa
Iowa
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Oskaloosa is a city in and the county seat of Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, it was a national center of bituminous coal mining. The population was 11,463 in the 2010 census, an increase from 10,938 in the 2000 census.

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Small community with a lot of agriculture. Many retired individuals, but also a blending of all ages, new grade school, lots of community activities. Historic square with band music on Thursday nights, Alive at 5 concerts on the square on Friday nights. Local university bring in diversity. Home of Musco lighting. Active churches in
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There are 3 old schools that were remodeled and turned into beautiful apartments for the elderly. There are four nursing homes. Other than that I can't think of anything that's very age friendly.
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I live in a high rise where most people are over 70 The women are friendly and eager to help each other with housework or transportation

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How did Iowa earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Iowa has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Iowa does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Iowa has an effective property tax rate of 1.50%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Iowa earned its state tax grade of C.

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