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The City of Oswego had a population of 17,468 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 43.4553 and longitude -76.5105 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oswego 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Oswego: Chonaquen, Choneguen, Choueguen, Sowego.
|Total Population||17,468 (100%)|
|Population in Households||16,594 (95.0%)|
|Population in Families||10,850 (62.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||874 ( 5.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,782|
|Average Household Income||$66,618|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,841|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||8,140 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,776 (46.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,499 (43.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||865 (10.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$91,333|
|Average Home Value||$116,466|
|Housing Affordability Index3||174|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.56%|
|Per Capita Income||1.36%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.62%|
The table below compares Oswego to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 107||91st|
|Population Density||# 376||69th|
|Median Household Income||# 1126||6th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 643||54th|
|Per Capita Income||# 845||29th|
|Diversity Index||# 612||49th|
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