Community Profile

Welcome to Oscoda! The sandiest beaches in Northern Michigan, more nature than you can imagine, and unmatched industry in the region. Job opportunities and endless recreation awaits you.

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Oscoda, population 6,844, is located on the northeastern edge of Iosco County on Lake Huron in the northeast corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula.


Oscoda is home to the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, which is now owned by the Township’s airport authority. Its runways currently land 747s and 777s being brought in for repair at Kalitta Air. Its proximity to Lake Huron and existing NASA quality launch pad make it an ideal location as a potential future commercial space port.


The community is served primarily by US-23 and Business Loop US-23 as well as M-65. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, US-23 through downtown has an annual average daily traffic count of 16,758 cars per day.

Top Employers

Kalitta Air

Cooper Standard

Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport Authority

Alpena Community College

Alcona Health Center

U.S. Veterans Administration

Goyette Mechanical


Oscoda Engines

Instacoat Premium Products

Oscoda Plastics

P&L Development

Phoenix Composites

U.S. Forest Service


STS Technical Group