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Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Menominee chief.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Oshkosh. For links to other places called Oshkosh, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oshkosh is 44.024N. The longitude is -88.542W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 63,237.


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Median household income
Local
$37,636
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oshkosh demographic reports
Oshkosh is on Lake Winnebago.
Former and merged names include:
· Athens
Public transportation: Oshkosh Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 122. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Jo to Go, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Winnebago County Fair - Aug. 7-12, 2007
  • Sawdust Days - July 3-7, 2007
  • Autumn Fest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Winter Carnival - Feb. 23-28, 2007
  • Festival of Spring - May 19, 2007
  • Dragon Boat Race & Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oshkosh web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wiouwash State Trail
Historic sites and museums: EAA Air Adventure Museum, Oshkosh Public Museum, Paine Art Center & Gardens
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 50

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oshkosh demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winnebago County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Appleton-Oshkosh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54985 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

44% of Oshkosh residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oshkosh ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oshkosh was $18,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Oshkosh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Oshkosh include Oshkosh State Normal School Historic District, Paine Lumber Company Historic District, Washington Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oshkosh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.


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Libraries

Libraries in Oshkosh include Oshkosh Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oshkosh include Oshkosh Northwestern

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRST-FM.

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Politics

Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oshkosh political report.

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Oshkosh restaurants taking online reservations include Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant & Brewery ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Oshkosh workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oshkosh between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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