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 67,004 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oshkosh who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), sales jobs (11.79%), and management occupations (7.34%).

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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Oshkosh a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the benefits of Oshkosh is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.40 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 overall education level of Oshkosh is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.58% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oshkosh in 2018 was $24,949, 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 $99,796 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.