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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population66,713
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+32,855
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%
Median Earnings25+$34,577
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,904

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,103
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$671
Median House Value$116,900

Ancestry

German48.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
Irish9.5%
Polish6.7%
English5.2%
Norwegian3.9%
French Except Basque3.6%
Italian3.5%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1%
Russian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Oshkosh Almanac

CategoryValue
County Winnebago County
Standard Zip Codes54901, 54902, 54904
P.O. Box Zip Codes54903
Company Zip Codes54906
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.06
Approximate Longitude-88.54

Oshkosh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOSHKOSH
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationAPPLETON
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches
StationNEW LONDON
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Menasha17,930$62,793
Neenah25,849$67,568
North Fond du Lac5,020$54,308
Omro3,556$66,792
Stockbridge746$75,000
Winneconne2,382$71,855

Oshkosh Public Libraries

Oshkosh Public Library
106 WASHINGTON AVE.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
(920) 236-5210

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Oshkosh Hospitals

Aurora Med Ctr Oshkosh
(Non-profit)
855 N Westhaven Drive
(920) 456-6000
Mercy Med Ctr Of Oshkosh
(Non-profit)
500 S Oakwood Rd
(920) 223-2000

Oshkosh Public Schools

Accelerated Advanced Learning Program
108 W New York Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0177
Middle
Total Enrollment 47
E Cook Elementary
1600 Hazel St
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0152
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Jackson Street School
4311 Jackson St
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0113
Merrill Elementary
108 W New York Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0420
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Merrill Middle
108 W New York Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0177
Middle
Total Enrollment 478
North High
1100 W Smith Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1237
Oaklawn Elementary
112 Viola Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0170
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
1730 Snell Rd
ZIP: 54901
(920) 231-4010
High
Total Enrollment 2
Read Elementary
1120 Algoma Blvd
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0172
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Washington Elementary
929 Winnebago Ave
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0190
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
Webster Stanley Elementary
915 Hazel St
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0460
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Webster Stanley Middle
915 Hazel St
ZIP: 54901
(920) 424-0442
Middle
Total Enrollment 378
Franklin Elementary
1401 W 5th Ave
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0078
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Jacob Shapiro Brain Based Instruction Laboratory School
1050 W 18th Ave
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0164
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Jefferson Elementary
244 W 11th Ave
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0165
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
Lakeside Green Meadow Elementary
4991 S Us Highway 45
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0131
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Ready 4 Learning School
325 S Eagle St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-1004
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Roosevelt Elementary
910 N Sawyer St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0411
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Smith Elementary
1745 Oregon St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0174
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
South Park Middle
1551 Delaware St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0431
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Tipler Middle
325 S Eagle St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-0320
Middle
Total Enrollment 311
West High
375 N Eagle St
ZIP: 54902
(920) 424-4090
High
Total Enrollment 1647
Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School
1225 N Oakwood Rd
ZIP: 54904
(920) 424-0315
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Traeger Elementary
3000 W 20th Ave
ZIP: 54904
(920) 424-0221
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Traeger Middle
3000 W 20th Ave
ZIP: 54904
(920) 424-0065
Middle
Total Enrollment 522

Oshkosh Private Schools

Martin Luther Lutheran School
1526 Algoma Blvd
ZIP: 54901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Oshkosh Christian School/valley Christian Hs
3450 Vinland St
ZIP: 54901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 200
St Frances Cabrini Elementary School
619 Merritt Ave
ZIP: 54901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
Trinity Lutheran School
819 School Ave
ZIP: 54901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Grace Lutheran School
913 Nebraska St
ZIP: 54902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
Lourdes High School
110 N Sawyer St
ZIP: 54902
Secondary
Total Enrollment 223
St Elizabeth Ann Seton School
1207 Oregon St
ZIP: 54902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
St John Neumann Middle School
110 N Sawyer St
ZIP: 54902
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 165
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