Oshkosh, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oshkosh, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Oshkosh had a population of 889 as of July 1, 2017. Oshkosh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oshkosh is located at latitude 41.408 and longitude -102.3452 in Garden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oshkosh (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garden County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,389 feet.

The City of Oshkosh (GNIS ID: 2396094) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oshkosh is located within Lost Creek Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oshkosh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oshkosh, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 889
Daytime Population: Workers 788
Daytime Population: Residents 466
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,254
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 653
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,329
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $40,789
Average Household Income $52,967
Per Capita Income $25,436


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $77,451
Average Home Value $101,199


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% -0.14%
Households 0.14% -0.1%
Families 0.18% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Oshkosh, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oshkosh to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 129 78th
Population Density # 141 76th
Diversity Index # 335 42nd
Median Household Income # 494 15th
Per Capita Income # 438 25th

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