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 66,579 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 (13.59%), sales jobs (12.45%), and food service (8.74%).

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 18.75 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Oshkosh is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Oshkosh, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Oshkosh are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.48% of adults in Oshkosh having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2010 was $22,598, 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 $90,392 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.