Oshkosh, WI
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Living in Oshkosh


Oshkosh is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 66,665 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 (13.99%), sales jobs (11.73%), and food service (7.62%).

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.

Not only is Oshkosh a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Oshkosh a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the benefits of Oshkosh is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.49 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Oshkosh is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.46% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2010 was $23,204, 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 $92,816 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 German, Irish, Polish, English, and Norwegian.

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