Today, Wittman Field is the home of the Air Venture Air Show and Expo (formerly the EAA up to 1998). By 1969, the EAA had grown too big for Rockford Municipal Airport, and the convention voted on moving to Oshkosh.The EAA was founded in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Paul Poberezny. During the Airshow, Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world with more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes attending Air Venture each year..There were 25,420 housing units at an average density of 1,075.6 per square mile (415.3/km²).The racial makeup of the city was 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.The many structures which make up the city's historic areas are largely a result of the capital and materials generated by the lumber and associated wood manufacturing industries. Route 45 travels north to New London, Wisconsin and travels south to Fond du Lac along Lake Winnebago.Oshkosh had six historic districts as of October 2011. US 45 is partly or entirely along Fond du Lac Rd., Main St., Algoma Blvd. (Southbound), Jackson St., Murdock St., and Algoma Blvd.Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west. The city is located adjacent to and partially within the Town of Oshkosh.
It has 6 exits serving the Oshkosh area at: WIS 26/Hwy N Waupun Rd. Wittman Field did have commercial service on United Airlines and American Airlines until the mid-1980s.The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.90. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 18.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older.The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.Oshkosh reached the NBL's championship finals five times.The city has a total of 33 listings on the National Register of Historic Places.At one time, Oshkosh was known as the "Sawdust Capital of the World" due to the number of lumber mills in the city, 11 by 1860.