Demographics and Statistical Data

The U.S. Census provides many quick facts on Oshkosh’s demographics. While the facts are valuable, they don’t tell the entire story of Oshkosh and its urban area.  The Oshkosh Chamber has invested in a valuable tool that provides up-to-date demographic information in a specific geographic region.  If you are looking for specific reports regarding the greater Oshkosh area, email Economic Development Director Colan Treml or call him at (920) 303-2265, ext. 20

Oshkosh Demographics at a Glance


Unemployment rates in the Oshkosh area have historically ranked lower than the national average. Both the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the U.S. Department of Labor reports statistics on the latest unemployment rates.


Even through the housing boom, housing prices in and around Oshkosh are among the lowest in the nation. Housing has enjoyed steady growth in both number of homes built and home values throughout the years. The Winnebago Home Builders Association keeps statistics on home sales and provides important links to other housing and building statistics.

Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems

Oshkosh Water System

  • Supplier – City of Oshkosh
  • Source – Lake Winnebago System Capacity – 16 million gallons/day
  • Average Consumption – 6 million gallons/ day Peak
  • Treatment Type – Conventional water treatment plant, ozonation, carbon filter and chlorine added

Wastewater System

  • Supplier – City of Oshkosh System
  • Capacity – 20 million gallons/day
  • Average Load – 12.9 million gallons/day
  • Peak Load – 38.29 million gallons/day
  • Treatment Type – Activated sludge plant with phosphorus and nitrogen removal
  • Solid Waste Disposal – Regional


Wisconsin State Taxes

  • Corporate Income – 7.9%
  • Tax on Machinery and Equipment – exempt
  • Tax on Inventory – exempt
  • Retail Sales – 5%

Winnebago County

City of Oshkosh

  • 2024 Property Tax Rate – $12.5029