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Population in 2013: 32,174 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +141.4%
Males: 16,009  (49.8%)
Females: 16,165  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60543.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $89,342 (it was $71,502 in 2000)
Oswego:

$89,342
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,671 (it was $27,204 in 2000)

Oswego village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $210,097 (it was $170,800 in 2000)
Oswego:

$210,097
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $274,649; Detached houses: $291,271; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,518; In 2-unit structures: $225,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,289

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,586.

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Oswego races chart
  • White alone - 23,638 (78.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3,132 (10.3%)
  • Black alone - 1,722 (5.7%)
  • Asian alone - 975 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 793 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 19 (0.06%)

Races in Oswego detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oswego: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (7.0%), English (6.0%), Swedish (3.2%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/08/1881

Elevation: 646 feet

Land area: 6.58 square miles.

Population density: 4,888 people per square mile   (average).

Oswego,IL real estate house value index trend

Oswego, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Oswego:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswego village:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

1,878 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This village:  6.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Oswego, Illinois as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oswego to the number of sex offenders is 2,262 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,347 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,711 (2.1%)

Oswego satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, IL (5.3 miles , pop. 142,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (35.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Boulder Hill, IL (1.2 miles ), Montgomery, IL (1.6 miles ), Aurora, IL (2.3 miles ), Yorkville, IL (2.5 miles ), Sugar Grove, IL (2.8 miles ), Prestbury, IL (2.8 miles ), North Aurora, IL (2.9 miles ), Plainfield, IL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 308 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 1998: 391 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1999: 401 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2000: 513 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2001: 439 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 356 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2003: 649 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2004: 620 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2005: 734 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2006: 679 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2007: 421 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2008: 149 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2009: 136 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2010: 116 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2011: 112 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2012: 115 buildings, average cost: $140,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 88.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,915 (-22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,457 (15.1%)

Area code: 630

Oswego household income distribution Oswego home values distribution

Crime rates in Oswego by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0011
per 100,000 0.00.07.55.8
Rapes 0533
per 100,000 0.037.522.517.3
Robberies 3111
per 100,000 22.57.57.55.8
Assaults 16251919
per 100,000 120.1187.6142.6109.8
Burglaries 42712525
per 100,000 315.2532.8187.6144.4
Thefts 187185273273
per 100,000 1403.31388.32048.61577.1
Auto thefts 8788
per 100,000 60.052.560.046.2
Arson 4255
per 100,000 30.015.037.528.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 327.4) 120.0176.0172.7133.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oswego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 58 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +9,090 (+214.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Oswego: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oswego, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oswego, Illinois average temperatures Oswego, Illinois average precipitation Oswego, Illinois humidity Oswego, Illinois wind speed Oswego, Illinois snowfall Oswego, Illinois sunshine Oswego, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Oswego-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Oswego village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oswego-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 199.9 miles away from Oswego center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.9 miles away from Oswego center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 214.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kendall County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oswego topographic map

Birthplace of: Alex Magee - Football player, Julianne Sitch - Association footballer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Oswego: Robinson B. Murphy.

Hospitals and medical centers in Oswego:

  • FMC - OSWEGO (1051 STATION DR.)
  • COMMUNITY ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH (ONE MERCHANTS PLAZA, STE 202)
  • HOME TOUCH HEALTHCARE, INC (2015 US HIGHWAY 34, STE 1)
  • TILLERS NSG AND REHAB CTR (4390 ROUTE 71)

Airports located in Oswego:

Amtrak stations near Oswego:

  • 11 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)
  • 12 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

College/University in Oswego:

  • Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 106; Location: 5460 Rte 34; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hairpros.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oswego:

  • Aurora University (about 5 miles; Aurora, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,596)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 10 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • North Central College (about 12 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • Benedictine University (about 15 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 5,694)
  • Lewis University (about 15 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 16 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 17 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)

Public high schools in Oswego:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oswego:

See full list of schools located in Oswego, School District: OSWEGO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 308

Library in Oswego:

  • OSWEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,877,961; Location: 32 WEST JEFFERSON STREET; 149,540 books; 11,810 audio materials; 5,808 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 228 print serial subscriptions; 10 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Oswego: Fox Bend Golf Course (A), Oswego Fire Protection District Station 2 (B), Oswego Fire Protection District Station 1 (C), Oswego Village Hall (D), Oswego Public Library (E), Little White School Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Townes Crossing Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oswego include: Christian Church of Oswegoland (A), Church of the Good Shepherd (B), Oswego Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Annes Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pearce Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Waubonsie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Oswego include: Heritage Park (1), Jaycee Park (2), Northampton Park (3), Stonegate Park (4), Civic Center Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: 1st Place Travel (Tours & Charters; 1234 Douglas Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Americinn Lodge & Suites (1050 Douglas Road) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2055 Wiesbrook Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Kendall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.4. This is about average.

City:

84.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.55. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oswego that have no violations reported:

  • HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH WELL 1 (Population served: 1,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH WELL 2 (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  3.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  80.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
77 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Oswego, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Oswego compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Oswego (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Oswego-Orchard Road Banking Center B, Route 34 & 5th Street Banking Center, Oswego Dominicks Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TCF National Bank: Route 34 And Orchard Jewel #2365 Bra at 3795 Orchard Road, branch established on 2008/05/07; Oswego Jewel Branch #2305 at 2540 U.S. Route 30, branch established on 1999/10/07. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Oswego Branch at 6601 Rt 34, branch established on 2006/04/17; Oswego Mobile Branch at 6601 Route 34, branch established on 2006/08/15. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Oswego Banking Center Branch at 2660 Us Highway 34, branch established on 2008/07/11; Douglas Square Branch at One Merchants Plaza, branch established on 1990/01/08. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Oswego Community Bank: Monroe Drive-In Facility at 36 Monroe Street, branch established on 1979/05/18; at 10 North Madison Street, branch established on 1958/08/30. Info updated 2008/11/20: Bank assets: $188.5 mil, Deposits: $174.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc.
  • West Suburban Bank: Oswego Branch at 2830 Route 34, branch established on 2002/06/21; Oswego West Branch at 1071 Station Drive, branch established on 2007/03/01. Info updated 2011/02/23: Bank assets: $1,927.7 mil, Deposits: $1,744.7 mil, headquarters in Lombard, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: West Suburban Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Harris Bank Townes Crossing Branch at 220 Douglas Road, branch established on 1996/09/16. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Bridgeview Bank Group: Bridgeview Bank/Oswego at 1531 Douglas Road, branch established on 1999/09/01. Info updated 2011/03/16: Bank assets: $1,295.3 mil, Deposits: $1,172.3 mil, headquarters in Bridgeview, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Bridgeview Bancorp, Inc.
  • Old Second National Bank: Oswego Branch at 1200 Douglas Road, branch established on 1997/04/14. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,939.3 mil, Deposits: $1,741.1 mil, headquarters in Aurora, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Old Second Bancorp, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, Illinois:

  • Us 30 Motel, 1776 Hwy 30, Oswego, IL 60543 , Phone: (630) 554-1120
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-oswego, 2055 Weisbrook Dr, Oswego, IL 60543 , Phone: (630) 844-4700
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1050 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543 , Phone: (630) 554-9090, Fax: (630) 554-3007
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (98%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oswego village (based on Kendall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.70%
Here: 43.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents40.9%9.8%8.1%6.8%5.2%
Congregations6.0%16.0%6.0%10.0%8.0%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of VasiloupulisPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents5.0%4.2%3.6%2.4%13.8%
Congregations2.0%4.0%2.0%4.0%42.0%
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
Kendall County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Kendall County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Kendall County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kendall County:

25.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

14.5%
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 6$29,938$59,8760$0
Other Government Administration 18$91,237$60,8256$3,480
Police Protection - Officers 48$350,582$87,6460$0
Police - Other 10$35,555$42,6665$4,370
Water Supply 21$93,739$53,5651$1,045
Totals for Government 103$601,051$70,02512$8,895

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,490,000 ($77.39)
    Water Utilities: $2,335,000 ($72.57)
    Regular Highways: $1,023,000 ($31.80)
    Financial Administration: $819,000 ($25.46)
    Sewerage: $512,000 ($15.91)
    General - Other: $249,000 ($7.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($6.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000 ($14.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $505,000 ($15.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,251,000 ($101.04)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $776,000 ($24.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,944,000 ($60.42)
    Interest Earnings: $360,000 ($11.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,426,000 ($106.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,753,000 ($85.57)
    Highways: $518,000 ($16.10)
  • Tax - NEC: $952,000 ($29.59)
    Property: $689,000 ($21.41)
    Public Utilities: $593,000 ($18.43)

Oswego government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,807,000 ($335.89)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $830,000 ($25.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,012,000 ($311.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,625,000 ($50.51)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $406,000 ($12.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,895,000 ($152.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($0.71)

7.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($355 average AGI)
Kendall County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kane County, IL  1.75% ($38,969 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.61% ($52,329)
from Will County, IL  1.11% ($54,509)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Kendall County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kane County, IL  1.51% ($37,225 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  1.20% ($47,198)
to Cook County, IL  0.79% ($42,536)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oswego:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oswego:

  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Oswego:

  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Oswego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 38 meters (125ft)
Total costs: $532,000
Total average daily traffic: 137,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,378

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oswego, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$193,84939$198,669315$205,9604$71,7101$2,845,6908$136,6191$257,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$201,0172$248,84526$214,8381$2,6700$01$90,5700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$213,1263$201,49772$223,0628$50,3010$02$295,8650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$190,6454$195,96555$206,3092$70,7550$01$206,4500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$265,5300$016$230,6990$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8901.00 , 8903.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$229,9889$248,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$314,8204$245,828
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$273,8154$213,103
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$185,1502$313,280
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$149,9801$204,370

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8901.00 , 8903.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 102
  • Hazardous Condition: 110
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Oswego

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oswego, IL
Most common first names in Oswego, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5670.9 years
Robert5271.3 years
William4876.8 years
Mary4382.9 years
James4269.1 years
Charles2977.1 years
Helen2685.4 years
Donald2570.3 years
Richard2573.0 years
Edward2474.5 years
Most common last names in Oswego, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2073.1 years
Smith1581.5 years
Miller1373.9 years
Brown1366.7 years
Anderson1280.3 years
Olson1081.0 years
Schmidt874.4 years
Collins879.6 years
Ode883.4 years
Burkhart778.3 years
Businesses in Oswego, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's3
AmericInn1Meijer1
Arby's1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike5
Burger King1OfficeMax1
Chipotle1Old Navy1
Circle K1Olive Garden1
Cricket Wireless1Panda Express1
Curves1Panera Bread1
Discount Tire1Payless1
Domino's Pizza1PetSmart1
DressBarn1Popeyes1
Dressbarn1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Safeway1
FedEx7Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop1Subway4
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
IHOP1Target1
Jewel-Osco2U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1UPS6
Just Tires1Vons1
Justice1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart1
LA Fitness1White Castle1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1

Oswego on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s)"
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  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations:"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #37 (60543) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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