Oswego County NY Information


Oswego County Subdivisions

Oswego County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 123,565
Population in Households 118,596
Population in Familes 93,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,969
Population Density1 130
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 46,989
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 31,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,224 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,765 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,025 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $92,579
Average Home Value $116,130


Median Household Income $47,256
Average Household Income $61,411
Per Capita Income $24,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.07%
Households 0.2% 0.08%
Families 0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Oswego County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 63rd
Population Density1 # 28 56th
Diversity Index2 # 53 16th
Median Household Income # 46 27th
Per Capita Income # 48 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.