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
    B+
  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
$114,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$671
National
$928
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
    180
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    45
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    385
    1
  • Theft
    1,779
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,650
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • 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
    11%
    13%
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Oshkosh Reviews

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Oshkosh Is a wonderful place that is very connected through the means of family and friends. Oshkosh is very close to several cities, small towns, and attractions, which provides an array of engaging activities suited for all. There are many job and career opportunities located within a close range. I am currently enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh which has a wonderful diverse community and very educated professors that are devoted to helping student succeed in more than just classes. There is honestly nothing I would like to change about Oshkosh and overall I would rate Oshkosh as a 5/5.
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Wonderful city! Great opportunities and schools with plenty to do! During the summer, enjoy Rock USA, Country USA, and EAA. Spend some time enjoying the beach and the zoo at Menominee Park, or visit the historic Paine Art Museum. There is always something to do in Oshkosh!
When I attended the University of Oshkosh for my Bachelor's degree I immediately fell in love with the city. It reminded me of home; which was Whitefish Bay. The draw bridges and quaint downtown area with many boutiques quickly drew me in. Over the years I have enjoyed the many festivities including Country USA, Rockfest, Lifest and EAA. Now, I am excited about the the new basketball stadium going in on South Main street. Oshkosh has a big city approach with a small town appeal. It has been the perfect place to raise my family and I am happy I stayed.