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Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

Oshkosh is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Oshkosh.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Winnebago County at latitude 44.0247 and longitude -88.5426. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Oshkosh (see map) encompass a land area of 25.59 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oshkosh: Algoma, Athens, Brooklyn, Oskosh, Sawdust City.

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Oshkosh, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oshkosh to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 25 97th
Diversity Index2 # 146 81st
Median Household Income # 538 31st
Per Capita Income # 492 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Oshkosh, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 66,525
Population in Households 59,520
Population in Familes 40,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,005
Population Density1 2,600
Diversity Index2 24
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,680
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 14,155
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,838 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,841 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,104 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $123,623
Average Home Value $140,074
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,076
Average Household Income $54,421
Per Capita Income $22,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.34%
Households 0.48% 0.48%
Families 0.54% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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