Oshkosh 85 Exceptional
Oshkosh Livability #57 ranked city in Wisconsin#1,336 ranked city in the USARanks better than 95% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Oshkosh Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Oshkosh Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Wisconsin
8911% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oshkosh cost of living
B Oshkosh Crime Total crime is 7% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
1,88224% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5424% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Oshkosh crime
D+ Oshkosh Employment Household income is 20% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$43,96021% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,59824% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%31% lower than the US average
Oshkosh employment
B Oshkosh Housing Home value is 30% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$116,90037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67129% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Oshkosh real estate or Oshkosh rentals
D+ Oshkosh Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Oshkosh K-12 schools
A+ Oshkosh User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Oshkosh
Overall user rating
87% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Oshkosh, WI

      Located in the state of Wisconsin, Oshkosh is a mid-sized city with a population of 66,713 residents. According to the most recent Census, 91% of Oshkosh residents are White, 4% Black and 3% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Oshkosh. With average one way commute time of only 17 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. To help you find the best places to live in and around Oshkosh, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, employment, housing and more.

      Oshkosh has a livability score of 77/100 and is ranked #59 in Wisconsin and #3,393 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Oshkosh could be a great choice! For each of the livability categories, we know that Oshkosh ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (B) and housing (B). Oshkosh does not do well for the following: weather (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Oshkosh has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Oshkosh: EAA Air Adventure Museum, Paine Art Center and Gardens, and Oshkosh Public Museum.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Oshkosh can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Oshkosh. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Oshkosh are affordable. The median home price for Oshkosh homes is $116,900, which is 30% lower than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Oshkosh, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 12.9% lower than the Wisconsin average.

      Oshkosh transportation information

      Average one way commute17min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.9%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.5%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.6%1.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.8%3.3%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%4.2%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Oshkosh, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).