Oswayo, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 77  (55.0%)
Females: 64  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 16915

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,042 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Oswayo:

$38,042
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,020 (it was $12,018 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,648 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Oswayo:

$82,648
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $515.

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  • Races in Oswayo, PA (2010)

    Oswayo races chart
    • 13597.1%White alone
    • 32.2%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oswayo: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.0%), German (17.6%), Irish (14.4%), English (7.0%), French Canadian (4.8%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/08/1901

Elevation: 1704 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile   (very low).

Oswayo, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Oswayo:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswayo borough:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 0.7%
  • Divorced: 5.4%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oswayo, Pennsylvania as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oswayo to the number of sex offenders is 140 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,039 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $834 (1.1%)

Oswayo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (78.3 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (80.2 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (200.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Alma, NY (3.0 miles ), Shinglehouse borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Coudersport borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Willing, NY (3.3 miles ), Sweden Valley, PA (3.5 miles ), Roulette, PA (3.5 miles ), Stannards, NY (3.5 miles ), Bolivar, NY (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.92 N, Longitude: 78.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Oswayo household income distribution Oswayo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Information (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Oswayo, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oswayo-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Oswayo borough center caused $200,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the borough center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Oswayo-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Oswayo center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from Oswayo center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Potter County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oswayo topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Smith (third baseman) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Oswayo:

  • HEWITT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHINGLEHOUSE, PA)
  • HIGHLAND PARK REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WELLSVILLE, NY)
  • JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WELLSVILLE, NY)
  • WELLSVILLE MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WELLSVILLE, NY)
  • PORT ALLEGANY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PORT ALLEGANY, PA)
  • PSA HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; PORT ALLEGANY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oswayo:

  • St Bonaventure University (about 26 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,286)
  • Alfred University (about 26 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 27 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 50 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Corning Community College (about 51 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 3,036)
  • Lock Haven University (about 62 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 62 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,520)

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Potter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  88.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Oswayo compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Oswayo travel time to work - commute Oswayo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Coal or coke (22%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oswayo borough (based on Potter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,27020
Evangelical Protestant2,15423
Catholic1,8765
None11,157-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Potter County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Potter County:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Potter County:

30.8%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$64
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$64
Totals for Government 0$0 2$128

Oswayo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($141.84)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($21.28)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.09)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($42.55)

Oswayo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($14.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($49.65)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($28.37)

Oswayo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $49,000 ($347.52)

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKean County, PA  0.72% ($21,553 average AGI)
from Tioga County, PA  0.51% ($27,848)
from Allegany County, NY  0.31% ($30,700)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKean County, PA  0.69% ($27,356 average AGI)
to Tioga County, PA  0.63% ($29,561)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.21% ($18,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oswayo:

  • WFRM (600 AM; 1 kW; COUDERSPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSV (790 AM; 1 kW; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEM (1250 AM; 3 kW; EMPORIUM, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oswayo:

  • WJQZ (103.5 FM; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFRM-FM (96.7 FM; COUDERSPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHKS (94.9 FM; PORT ALLEGANY, PA; Owner: L-COM INC.)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WCID (89.1 FM; FRIENDSHIP, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPIG (95.7 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WOLN (91.3 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WQRM (106.3 FM; SMETHPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDDH (97.5 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: LAUREL MEDIA, INC.)
  • W213BC (90.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMXO (101.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WCOG-FM (100.7 FM; GALETON, PA; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WQKY (98.9 FM; EMPORIUM, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 487Total average daily traffic
  • 17Total average daily truck traffic
  • 578Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
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