Oshkosh, WI
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Oshkosh is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 66,555 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Oshkosh is the eighth largest community in Wisconsin.

Oshkosh is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oshkosh is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oshkosh who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), sales jobs (11.76%), and food service (9.71%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Oshkosh, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Oshkosh provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oshkosh spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Oshkosh overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Oshkosh, 24.44% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2010 was $22,202, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,808 for a family of four. However, Oshkosh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oshkosh home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oshkosh residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oshkosh include Irish, Polish, English, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Oshkosh is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.