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Population in 2012: 140 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 

Males: 73  (52.5%)
Females: 67  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 16915

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,080 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Oswayo:

$33,080
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,704

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,340 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Oswayo:

$83,340
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,800; Detached houses: $98,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 135 (97.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oswayo: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.5%), United States (22.5%), Irish (20.0%), English (4.5%), French Canadian (3.5%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/08/1901

Elevation: 1704 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Oswayo:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswayo borough:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oswayo, Pennsylvania as of September 30, 2014.
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 2012: $1,125 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $850 (1.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (19%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Oswayo-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 34% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Oswayo center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jack Smith (third baseman) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; WELLSVILLE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oswayo:

  • Saint Bonaventure University (about 24 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,154)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 26 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 50 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,919)
  • Corning Community College (about 50 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Lock Haven University (about 62 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 4,769)
  • SUNY at Geneseo (about 62 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 64 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,816)

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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 2012: 28.7%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oswayo, PA

Oswayo compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oswayo travel time to work - commute


Oswayo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Coal or coke (27%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.11%
Here37.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents31.7%22.6%7.8%6.5%6.2%
Congregations13.0%30.4%6.5%6.5%6.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents6.0%5.8%4.0%3.4%6.1%
Congregations2.2%8.7%4.3%4.3%17.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This 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.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.8%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Potter County:

14.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$85
Totals for Government 0$0 2$85

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($142.86)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($21.43)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.14)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($42.86)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($14.29)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($50.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($28.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $49,000 ($350.00)

5.83% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tioga County, PA  0.82% ($48,667 average AGI)
from McKean County, PA  0.55% ($35,556)
from Allegany County, NY  0.40% ($23,308)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tioga County, PA  0.77% ($27,784 average AGI)
to McKean County, PA  0.55% ($28,833)
to Allegany County, NY  0.41% ($28,926)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 487
Total average daily truck traffic: 17
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 578

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