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, 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, 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.
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.
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 very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Oshkosh is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Oshkosh a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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 18.40 minutes getting to work every day.
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.