Oshkosh, Wisconsin Population 2021

67,408
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Oshkosh is a city located in Wisconsin. With a 2020 population of 67,408, it is the 9th largest city in Wisconsin and the 559th largest city in the United States. Oshkosh is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 2.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,083 in 2010. Oshkosh reached it's highest population of 67,408 in 2021. Spanning over 28 miles, Oshkosh has a population density of 2,498 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oshkosh is $61,145 with a poverty rate of 17.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $752 per month, and the median house value is $125,000. The median age in Oshkosh is 33.9 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.4 males.

Oshkosh Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oshkosh was:

  • White: 90.73%
  • Black or African American: 3.69%
  • Asian: 3.35%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Oshkosh, Wisconsin is 67,408, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 66,802.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,083.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021173,9651,0290.59%
2020172,9361,0290.60%
2019171,9071,0290.60%
2018170,8784840.28%
2017170,3947650.45%
2016169,6293830.23%
2015169,246-78-0.05%
2014169,324410.02%
2013169,2837580.45%
2012168,5251,0320.61%
2011167,4934200.25%
2010167,0730.00%

Oshkosh Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,58490.73%
Black or African American2,4613.69%
Asian2,2403.35%
Two or More Races9161.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native2490.37%
Some Other Race2140.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1090.16%
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Oshkosh Population by Race

Oshkosh Population Pyramid 2021

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Oshkosh Median Age

33.9


Total

33.3


Male

34.7


Female

Oshkosh Adults

There are 54,950 adults, (9,429 of whom are seniors) in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Age Dependency

46.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Oshkosh Sex Ratio

Female

32,833

49.17%

Male

33,940

50.83%

Oshkosh Population by Age

Oshkosh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oshkosh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All55%45%
Male52%48%
Female42.2%57.8%
Non Family38.6%61.4%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oshkosh Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6342.2355
Non Family12,9401.4538.6
Married9,8732.9480.3
Female2,658342.2
Male1,1632.9752

2.86

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Oshkosh Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0672.50%
9th to 12th Grade2,7406.43%
High School Graduate14,52734.10%
Some College9,11321.39%
Associates Degree4,26010.00%
Bachelors Degree8,03718.86%
Graduate Degree2,8606.71%
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Oshkosh Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oshkosh Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White37,99335,46410,269
Hispanic1,5511,162176
Black1,46196787
Asian1,192870319
Multiple Races20615730
Native American1571473
Other Race1357913
Islander5823

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.03%.

Oshkosh Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,916$44,520$32,701
Less Than High School$32,379$31,863$33,000
High School Grad$33,399$38,343$28,139
Some College$37,426$44,632$29,124
Bachelors Degree$43,948$50,147$40,223
Graduate Degree$60,674$64,515$57,411

$38,916

Average Earnings

$44,520

Average Male

$32,701

Average Female

Oshkosh Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oshkosh Language by Age

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Oshkosh Language

93.45% of Oshkosh residents speak only English, while 6.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.74% of the population.

Oshkosh Language

Oshkosh Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White52,7138,35415.85%
Black1,31863548.18%
Asian2,18142819.62%
Hispanic2,18936216.54%
Multiple73221329.10%
Islander109109100.00%
Other2145023.36%
Native13032.31%

17.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.04%

Male Poverty Rate

17.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oshkosh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oshkosh is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oshkosh is Native, with 2.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.20%.

Oshkosh Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.06%
High School12.04%
Some College9.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Oshkosh Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.91%
Male Unemployed44.23%
Female Employed12.97%
Male Employed10.86%

Oshkosh Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oshkosh Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,892$61,145
Families$69,113$77,056
Married Families$79,715$88,177
Non Families$33,370$42,112
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Income by Household Type

Oshkosh Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Oshkosh Married by Age and Sex

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Oshkosh Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oshkosh Marital Status by Race

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Oshkosh Marital Status

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3,661

Number of Veterans

3,379

Male Veterans

282

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam975
First Gulf War842
Second Gulf War753
Korea383
World War II128

Oshkosh Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,118
75+923
65 to 74749
55 to 64438
18 to 34433

Oshkosh Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5887.11%
Hispanic311.67%
Black241.24%
Hawaiian2339.66%
Asian161.02%
Indian63.43%
2 or More40.80%

Oshkosh Veterans by Race

Oshkosh Veterans by Education

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9.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oshkosh Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Oshkosh Employment by Age

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Oshkosh Employment by Race

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Oshkosh Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.18%

Born in Wisconsin

96.62%

Native Born

3.38%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.62% of Oshkosh residents were born in the United States, with 77.18% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oshkosh Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202167,4082020.30%
202067,2062020.30%
201967,0042020.30%
201866,802970.15%
201766,705710.11%
201666,634-50-0.07%
201566,684-112-0.17%
201466,796-147-0.22%
201366,943810.12%
201266,8625020.76%
201166,360320.05%
201066,3283,4120.53%
200062,9167,9101.35%
199055,0065,3861.04%
198049,620-3,462-0.67%
197053,0827,9721.64%
196045,1104,0260.94%
195041,0841,9950.50%
194039,089-1,019-0.26%
193040,1086,9461.92%
192033,1621000.03%
191033,0624,7781.57%
190028,2845,4482.16%
189022,8367,0883.79%
188015,7483,0852.20%
187012,6636,5777.60%
18606,0860.00%

Oshkosh Population by Year