Oshkosh is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 66,729 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oshkosh who work in office and administrative support (13.24%), sales jobs (11.46%), and management occupations (7.81%).
Also of interest is that Oshkosh has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.75 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Oshkosh is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2010 was $26,456, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,824 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 Polish and Spanish.