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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
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  12. Commute
    A-
Oshkosh is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 66,649. Oshkosh is in Winnebago County. Living in Oshkosh offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oshkosh there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Oshkosh and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oshkosh are above average.
About Oshkosh...
Population
66,649

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Oshkosh Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    187.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,674.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Oshkosh

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,708
National
$55,322
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I really enjoy living of the city of Oshkosh. They have plenty of activities throughout the year; such as three huge concert festivals,fishing tournaments, bowling allies, an ice rink, and a outstanding community events. The city of Oshkosh has provided me with an amazing job and educational opportunities. Although, one of the big things i would like to see change with the city of Oshkosh is renovations to schools and public buildings. Oshkosh is run down and it would be nice to see some areas get fixed up. Overall, Oshkosh is a great place to live and go to school.
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I grew up in Oshkosh and heard stories growing up about my parents and grandparents growing up here too. I guess you could say we are a family of Oshkonians, at least that’s what my mother calls us. It is here that I have bonded with family and friends, partaking in snowboarding, soccer, and running. Oshkosh isn't the most exciting town but it hosts some of the biggest concerts and shows including Rock USA, Country USA, and EAA. The prices are low and the people are really friendly here. Some downsides of living here are the nightlife and diversity. I have been fortunate enough to have excellent teachers throughout my education years and to have the broad array of opportunities through school to expand my interests and perspectives that have shaped me to who I am today and has formed who I want to become.
Oshkosh has become a new home for me. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is very accommodating to student needs, provides a variety of resources, and my professors have all communicated well and have been very easy to contact and ask for some help! Most people are very friendly, polite, and social. The cost of living here is fairly cheap compared to many places, and downtown Oshkosh is beautiful! Main Street in Oshkosh is home to stunning, aged, brick buildings, amazing small businesses, great night life, and Farmer's Market! I find that I don't typically run out of things to do here.