The Greater Oshkosh Area Located less than 90 miles north of Milwaukee and 50 miles south of Green Bay, Oshkosh is a progressive and participative community that offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests.


The Greater Oshkosh region is centrally located in the state and northeast Wisconsin. Oshkosh is located on the western shore of Lake Winnebago and banked by the Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County. Our proximity to major metro areasprovides the area with ample accessibility to many main transportation vessels.

The Oshkosh-Neenah Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a Population of 171,730 according to the U.S. Census reports from 2020. The MSA also has a Civilian Labor Force Size of 93,109, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021).



Green Bay – 55 miles
Milwaukee – 80 miles
Madison – 82 miles
Wisconsin Dells – 82 miles
Door County – 93 miles


Chicago – 174 miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul – 270 miles
Toronto, Ontario – 684 miles
Detroit – 453 miles


One of the best cities to find a job? Check. Great community for working parents? Check. A top-notch city for home buyers? Check.

There’s a little something for everyone in the greater Oshkosh area.


Over the last few years, the greater Oshkosh area has become known nationally as an excellent place to establish roots. Strong industry, affordable living and abundant natural resources have made the area we call home the ideal place for businesses, families and job-seekers.


SmartAsset’s Best Places to Work in Manufacturing – 2020 Edition ranks Oshkosh 19th of 378 MSAs.

SmartAsset’s The Best Places for Retirees to Live and Work in 2020 ranks Oshkosh 19th in a comparison of 525 cities.

Oshkosh ranked 6th in Most Livable Small Cities in the U.S. by SmartAsset in 2020.

Oshkosh ranked 6th in Most Livable Small Cities in the U.S. by SmartAsset in 2020.