11 reviews
  1. Town in Wisconsin
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$670
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,608
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

    Algoma Reviews

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    When people think Wisconsin, they think of the snow in the winter, and if someone is looking at Oshkosh to live, they should be aware that winters are very harsh. The four seasons are in full effect here. Because I grew up with the seasons, I have learned to enjoy them and you only hear people complain about the winter. Living on a hill, I do not have a problem with flooding, but I know many people in this area do. Weather is not too difficult to deal with, the occasional severe thunderstorm can do damage, but we do not have many tornados and no earthquakes.
    With so much construction as of recent, driving can be very difficult for Oshkosh residents. The many one-way streets downtown can also be very confusing even for those who have lived in Oshkosh for awhile. I think that this city is not to difficult to drive in unless someone is unaware of conditions or not used to driving here, then it can be very difficult. I know many people who get confused driving here or need a GPS for changing road construction.
    The local businesses in Oshkosh are very diverse, downtown stores are mostly privately owned, well-known stores while in the city, there are also many widely known stores such as Target, Walmart, JC Penney, etc. There is also an outlet mall. You can get most anything you want in Oshkosh, however with Appleton close-by, it offers more options. I know there are plans to add more big stores to Oshkosh, and I look forward to it.