Introduction to Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago county, is 75 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is conveniently located inside the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area. There are an estimated 62,916 people in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh History

The first European settlers to arrive in Oshkosh were French fur traders. It was named after Oshkosh, a Menominee Chief. The development of the local lumber industry led to the rapid development of the town. It was officially incorporated in 1853. Oshkosh is also the county seat of Winnebago County.

Oshkosh and nearby Attractions

  • Utica Golf Course
  • Morgan House
  • Menominee Park
  • Paine Art Center and Gardens
  • Far Vu Golf Club
  • Southview Park

Things To Do In Oshkosh

Boating and fishing can be enjoyed at Lake Winnebago. The Bill Miller Park and Memorial Park are accessible from Oshkosh as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Far Vu Golf Course and the Utica Golf Course.

Oshkosh Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Oshkosh Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is the local university. Others in the neighborhood include Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College and Saint Norbert College.


Total Population 66,582
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 32,241
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,089
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,151
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,481


Median Family Income $59,327
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 35.9%
Median Gross Rent $671
Median House Value $114,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 9.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oshkosh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 75 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54901, 54902, 54904
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54903
Company Zip Codes 54906
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.024
Longitude -88.542

Oshkosh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Menasha 17,546 $61,440
Neenah 25,781 $66,765
North Fond du Lac 5,003 $60,439
Omro 3,543 $60,741
Stockbridge 765 $68,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oshkosh Public Libraries

Oshkosh Public Library
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(920) 236-5210

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Oshkosh Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(920) 236-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(920) 456-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 4

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