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, Oshkosh isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oshkosh are a mix 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 (14.07%), sales jobs (11.52%), and food service (9.55%).

In addition, Oshkosh is a college town. There are a lot of students in Oshkosh attending college, and as a result Oshkosh provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Oshkosh is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.56 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.

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, 24.75% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2010 was $22,367, 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 $89,468 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 French .

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