Oshkosh, Nebraska

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Oshkosh is a city in Garden County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 887 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Garden County[3].


Oshkosh is located at 41°24′31″N 102°20′47″W / 41.40861°N 102.34639°W / 41.40861; -102.34639 (41.408570, -102.346391)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 887 people, 413 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,316.8 people per square mile (511.2/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 726.0/sq mi (281.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.44% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 413 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,135, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $22,303 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,292. About 9.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.





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