City population of nearly 67,000 | Urban population of more than 95,000 within a 1.3 million northeastern population
Males 52%
Females 48%
Median resident age 34 years

Area and Altitude

24.24 square miles at 767 feet

Drive Distance

In Wisconsin
Green Bay – 55 miles
Milwaukee – 80 miles
Madison – 82 miles
Wisconsin Dells – 82 miles
Door County – 93 miles

Out of State
Chicago – 174 miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul – 270 miles
Toronto, Ontario – 684 miles
Detroit – 453 miles


Average Annual Temperature 46 F
Average January Temperature 18 F
Average July Temperature 72 F
Average Annual Precipitation 31.5"
Average Annual Snowfall 36"

10 Largest Employers

(Information provided by the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation)

Oshkosh Corporation Specialized trucks  2,800
Bemis (all Oshkosh locations) Packaging tape/plastic film  2,300
UW Oshkosh Education  1,327
Oshkosh Area School District Education  1,290
US Bank (all Oshkosh locations) Financial institution  1,144
Winnebago County Government  1,018
Aurora Medical Center & Aurora Medical Group Health care  870
4imprint Advertising specialties  729
Winnebago Mental Health Institute Health care  702
Affinity – Mercy Medical Center Health care  688



Settled in 1836 after the Menominee Nation of Native Americans ceded land to the U.S. government. Named after Menominee Chief Oshkosh.


Oshkosh is ranked #2 for best places in the country for millennials to move by Reviews.org.

Oshkosh ranks #4 on the list of Most Livable Small Cities in the U.S. by SmartAsset.

ZipRecruiter ranked Oshkosh #3 on its list for The Best Job Markets for 2018.

Oshkosh Ranked #3 for the 10 under-the-radar cities with great tech career opportunities in CIO Magazine, a publication tailored to technology professionals.

WalletHub ranked Wisconsin #6 Best in their 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family list.

Oshkosh ranked as one of the greenest cities in Wisconsin by Insurify.

Pete’s Garage – 10 Best Neighborhood Bars in WI

Bar 430 – 10 Best Brunch Spots in WI


5.0% Sales tax

Living Here

Median household income is $42,650 and the median home price is $115,000. Oshkosh’s schools boast some of the highest educational test scores in the nation. The city and surrounding areas are served by multiple national award-winning health care systems.


Oshkosh is served by the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and the Appleton International Airport, located less than 30 minutes away in Appleton.


940 total rooms are available in Oshkosh from 12 hotels, motels or bed and breakfasts, plus multiple scenic campsites.

City on the Water

Located in Northeast Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh is banked by the Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts. Both lakes provide the perfect opportunity for water sports, such as boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, ice fishing, and sturgeon spearing. Many of the area’s restaurants offer picturesque outdoor dining along the riverwalk while numerous events are held outdoors, such as events at the Leach Amphitheater.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh is located within walking distance of Downtown Oshkosh and is home away from home to more than 13,500 students.