VITAL SIGNS
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation presents Vital Signs, a data-based snapshot of 10 key indicators Winnebago County's economic health.



With Vital Signs, we hope to answer these questions:
  • What are the issues facing our communities?
  • How are we responding to the emerging needs?
  • Can we make a difference?
The data in Vital Signs include 10 indicators of our communities' wellbeing as collected on a monthly or annual basis by experts at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Each indicator references a section of the 2008 Winnebagoland Focus on LIFE report, an extensive analysis of factors keying on quality of life in our region. A new LIFE Study of Southern Winnebago County is expected to be released in September 2011. The 2011 report will be the first of its kind completed as a collaborative analysis of the Fox Valley Region, including Brown, Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties individually and as a whole.

The Community Foundation hopes that with this information we can gauge the quality of life in Winnebago County, identify trends where needs are unmet and effectively respond. We also expect to see positive trends — the reasons why the Oshkosh area is a great place to live — and celebrate our achievements.

Armed with a clear vision, we can transform our communities, for good, for ever.

Printable Snapshot of all areas

BadgerCare Plus Enrollment
BadgerCare Plus adult and child participation in Winnebago County, tracked quarterly.

Food Stamp/Food Share
Food Stamp and Food Share program participation in Winnebago County compared to Wisconsin, tracked quarterly.

Home Sales
Home sales in Winnebago County compared to Milwaukee and Dane counties, tracked quarterly.

Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate in Winnebago County as compared to Wisconsin, tracked quarterly.

W-2 Enrollment
W-2 programs provide a variety of resources to help Wisconsin residents find and maintain employment.

Crime Rate
Number of property crimes and violent crimes in Winnebago County, tracked annually.

Graduation Rate
High school graduation rate in Winnebago County, tracked annually.

Median Home Prices
Median home prices in Winnebago County as compared to Dane and Milwaukee counties, tracked annually.

Median Family Income
Median family income for Winnebago County as compared to Wisconsin, tracked annually.

Student Achievement (Reading)
WKCE(Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination) scores for fifth graders in Winnebago County showing proficiency in reading and mathematics, tracked annually.

Student Achievement (Math)
WKCE(Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination) scores for fifth graders in Winnebago County showing proficiency in reading and mathematics, tracked annually.

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