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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 65,948 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Oshkosh is the ninth largest community in Wisconsin.

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.

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.

Not only is Oshkosh a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 19.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Oshkosh who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.17% of adults in Oshkosh have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2018 was $27,353, 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 $109,412 for a family of four. However, Oshkosh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oshkosh is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.