Urban population of 95,000 within a 1.3 million northeastern population
24.24 square miles at 767 feet
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 45.4 F
Average January Temperature 16.2 F
Average July Temperature 69.7 F
Average Annual Precipitation 30.5″
Average Annual Snowfall 46.0″
|Oshkosh Corporation||Specialized trucks||2,712|
|Bemis||Packaging tape/Plastic film||1,580|
|Oshkosh Area School District||Education||1,440|
|University of Wisconsin Oshkosh||Education||1,344|
|Aurora Medical Center and Aurora Medical Group||Health care||1,079|
|Silver Star Brands||Mail order distribution||863|
|Winnebago Mental Health Institute||Health care||700|
|City of Oshkosh||Government||600|
Oshkosh is home to five major health care providers:
Persons under 5 years old 5.4%
Persons under 18 years old 20.7%
Persons 65 years old and over 13.1%
Settled in 1836 after the Menominee nation of Native American’s ceded land to the U.S. government. Named after Menominee Chief Oshkosh.
The Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Oshkosh “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in its 2010 survey of cities.
Oshkosh ranked 132 among the top 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the recent Policom Economic Strength Study.
IndustryWeek’s Expansion Management rated Oshkosh MSA as a “5-Star Quality of Life” metro area.
Forbes Magazine ranked Oshkosh 79th in its annual list of “Best Places for Business and Careers.”
Of 162 small cities in the U.S., Entrepreneur.com ranked the Oshkosh-Appleton metro area as the 24th “Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurs.”
The Milken Institute, a non-profit, independent economic think tank, included the Oshkosh MSA in its annual list of “Best Performing Cities.”
The Oshkosh-Neenah MSA was ranked 20th by Expansion Management Magazine, which graded the nation’s largest 362 metropolitan areas, in terms of the quality of public education.
CQ Press, a division of Sage Publications, ranked the Oshkosh-Neenah MSA the 18th safest place to live of the 344 metropolitan areas in the United States.
5.0% Sales tax
Median family income is $54,270 and the median price of a family home is $118,000. Oshkosh’s schools boast the highest educational test scores in the nation. The city and surrounding areas are served by multiple national award-winning health care systems.
981 total rooms are available in Oshkosh from 13 hotels, motels or bed and breakfasts, plus multiple scenic campsites.
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.