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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oshkosh is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

Oshkosh is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Oshkosh enrolled in college, Oshkosh has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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 education level of Oshkosh citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.44% of adults in Oshkosh 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.