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Oshkosh is a city located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,916. The city is located adjacent to and partially within the Town of Oshkosh.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 62,916 people, 24,082 households, and 13,654 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,028.0/km² (2,662.2/mi²). There are 25,420 housing units at an average density of 415.3/km² (1,075.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.73% White, 2.19% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 3.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 24,082 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% are non-families. 32.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 18.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $37,636, and the median income for a family is $48,843. Males have a median income of $33,750 versus $24,154 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,964. 10.2% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Oshkosh is probably best known as the home of the world's largest airshow, held by the Experimental Aircraft Association, which is particularly dedicated to home-built and -restored aircraft. During the time of the airshow, air traffic at Wittman Regional Airport exceeds that of any other airport in the world.
Additionally, Oshkosh is home to the Oshkosh Truck Corporation , one of the world's leading manufacturers of emergency, utility and military vehicles, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the third-largest university in the state.
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