Oswego, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Oswego, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Oswego had a population of 18,546 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 43.4581 and longitude -76.5037 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oswego (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.61 sq. miles and a water area of 3.61 sq. miles. Oswego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Oswego (GNIS ID: 979325) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oswego population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oswego: Chonaquen, Choneguen, Choueguen, Sowego.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 18,546
Population in Households 17,641
Population in Familes 11,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 905
Population Density1 2,436
Diversity Index2 22
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,659
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,929
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,757 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,902 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 659 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $88,109
Average Home Value $112,683
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,839
Average Household Income $53,422
Per Capita Income $23,342
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.17%
Households 0.37% 0.18%
Families 0.14% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -1.8%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 98 92nd
Population Density1 # 350 71st
Diversity Index2 # 613 49th
Median Household Income # 1112 7th
Per Capita Income # 962 20th

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