Oshkosh, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Oshkosh is the 9th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 66,500 as of July 1, 2016. Oshkosh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oshkosh is located at latitude 44.0232 and longitude -88.5623 in Winnebago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oshkosh (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The City of Oshkosh (GNIS ID: 1583876) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oshkosh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Oshkosh, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 66,500
Population in Households 59,547
Population in Familes 40,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,953
Population Density1 2,592
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 26,621
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 14,115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,657 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,964 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,065 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $118,827
Average Home Value $143,096


Median Household Income $42,431
Average Household Income $55,356
Per Capita Income $23,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.13%
Households 0.29% 0.24%
Families 0.32% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Oshkosh, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oshkosh to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 144 82nd
Median Household Income # 598 23rd
Per Capita Income # 554 29th

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