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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$671
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Oshkosh Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    159
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291
    500
  • Theft
    1,814
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,960
National
$55,322
Children
15%
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%
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When moving to this area I befriended so many people. Everyone is super friendly. Oshkosh is slowly growing and becoming more diverse. I would say overall it’s a nice little city to raise a family . Crime wise it is a very safe little city. People may say that crime has gone way up etc. but u need to remember when population goes up statistics go up and with social media every little incident is broadcasted . Oshkosh is known as event city and they definitely have tons of events throughout the warm months and even in the winter months . Winter time here is pretty boring unless u r a hunter/fisherman, enjoy winter recreational activities or love the night life . If u love the night life then u will love Oshkosh. Oshkosh has many bars throughout including some neighborhood bars . Oshkosh is pet and kid friendly. Super affordable and conveniently located. Oshkosh is close enough to Green Bay , Milwaukee, Madison and even close enough to Chicago and the twin cities (3-4 hours drive)
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Oshkosh is a great place to live, especially with children as Oshkosh has a lot of great playgrounds and museums for kids. There is also a lot of great places to shop like the Outlet Mall. The only thing that sucks is all the construction that seems to be everywhere you turn, but that comes with pretty much anywhere you live!
I like the diversity in Oshkosh, it is a college town so I have met so many people while living here. There are job opportunities here and also the opportunity to apprentice. I love the outlet mall here because they offer affordable pricing for children clothing. Besides shopping there are lots of places to socialize and meet new people. They have events such as RockUSA, CountryUSA and the EAA Airventure shows that happen every summer. Menomonee Park has a man-made beach along with a free zoo for the kids. During the summer Menomonee Park hosts Ribfest, Sawust Days and the 4th of July fireworks celebration. It is by far the best place to raise a family.