Keomah Village

Keomah Village

Keomah Village is located on the eastern shore of Lake Keomah. The City of Keomah Village was incorporated in 1973 from a lakeside plat consisting of 150 lots laid out for summer cabins. Residents wanted to live here permanently so they remodeled their existing cabins or built new homes. The lake is part of the DNR managed Lake Keomah State Park. The homes provide residents with beautiful vistas of the area. Most homes have a view of the 80+ acre lake allowing residents to interact with nature right outside their back door. This gives you unlimited access to the State Park hiking trails, camp ground and ample opportunities to fish. The city is an all residential community with water from Mahaska Rural Water, electric and natural gas from Mid-American Energy. MCG provides high speed internet to the community. The community has street lights, hard surface roads and a city owned sewer system. Residents feel the quiet neighborhood, surrounded by nature and the amenities of a larger town make Keomah Village a great please to live. If you are looking for a great place to raise children or want a quiet place for retirement check out this hidden jewel of Mahaska County.


(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010)

Population: 84
Total Area (in square miles): 0.03
Land Area (in square miles): 0.03
Water Area (in square miles): 0

Housing Units

Total Housing Units: 48
Occupied Housing Units: 39
Vacant Housing Units: 9
Seasonal, Recreational, or occasional use: NA

Mahaska County Labor Force (Source:Iowa Workforce Development)
May 2016 (April 2016 in parenthesis)
Not seasonally adjusted - Benchmark: 2014

Resident Civilian Labor Force 11,920 (11,950)
Resident Unemployed: 430 (440)
Percent Unemployed: 3.6 (3.7)
Resident Total Employed: 11,480 (11,500)

(Note: Labor Force Statistics are only available county-wide through IWD)

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Government Information

Type of Government

Contact Information
Mayor: Mark De Jong 
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City Clerk: Carol Schiller
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Meeting Notices
The City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact the City Clerk for agenda information.

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Community Information

Who to call for phone, cable, trash removal, utilities -- Hookups and Problems:
Contact your service providers. The City Council has contracted with KAL Services as the sole provider of weekly curbside garbage pickup and weekly curbside recycling. Do not contact other haulers to come into the city limits.

Who to contact for licenses and permits:
The City Council handles this during regular monthly meetings. Keomah Village does not have commercial, industrial, or agricultural property or businesses in the city.

Synopsis of pertinent city ordinances:

Snow Removal - This city services is contracted to Troy De Money Grass Mowing.

Grass mowing - Residents are responsible for their own mowing. The City contracts the mowing of city property.

Leash Law - Pet owners are to keep their pets on a leash at all times. If stray animals are found, call Mahaska County Animal Shelter, 641.673.3991.

Sanitary Sewers - The City contracts management of the Sanitary Sewer System to Mahaska Rural Water. Residents are responsible for the sanitary sewer starting at the cit main and into their home. They need to maintain their sanitary sewers as to comply with the National Plumbing Code specifications. The City recommends each resident install a check valve to reduce potential risks to their home of back flow of the system.

Halloween Trick or Treat Night: Always October 31 between 6 and 8 p.m.