Oswego, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 34,833 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +161.4%
Males: 17,631  (50.6%)
Females: 17,202  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60543.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $102,756 (it was $71,502 in 2000)
Oswego:

$102,756
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,971 (it was $27,204 in 2000)

Oswego village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $260,591 (it was $170,800 in 2000)
Oswego:

$260,591
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $265,318; detached houses: $284,683; townhouses or other attached units: $178,822; in 2-unit structures: $317,851; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $67,736

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,331.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oswego: 101.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.4%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oswego, IL (2017)
    • 23,73970.6%White alone
    • 5,19015.4%Hispanic
    • 2,0576.1%Black alone
    • 1,7685.3%Asian alone
    • 7892.3%Two or more races
    • 400.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Oswego, Illinois as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oswego is 2,208 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Oswego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(38.9)
5
(19.6)
9
(34.3)
4
(13.8)
9
(28.6)
9
(28.7)
5
(16.4)
5
(16.2)
10
(31.2)
11
(33.7)
11
(32.6)
7
(20.2)
13
(36.9)
8
(22.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(17.3)
2
(7.8)
6
(22.9)
7
(24.1)
6
(19.0)
17
(54.3)
15
(49.3)
1
(3.2)
3
(9.4)
3
(9.2)
3
(8.9)
5
(14.4)
4
(11.3)
2
(5.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(69.2)
23
(89.9)
8
(30.5)
17
(58.6)
26
(82.5)
2
(6.4)
2
(6.6)
10
(32.4)
5
(15.6)
12
(36.8)
12
(35.5)
13
(37.5)
5
(14.2)
7
(19.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
56
(242.1)
92
(359.7)
49
(186.7)
55
(189.6)
45
(142.8)
35
(111.7)
54
(177.4)
50
(162.0)
49
(152.9)
40
(122.7)
33
(97.7)
27
(77.9)
23
(65.2)
10
(28.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
380
(1,643)
439
(1,717)
487
(1,855)
560
(1,930)
427
(1,355)
435
(1,388)
404
(1,327)
448
(1,451)
402
(1,254)
453
(1,390)
418
(1,238)
353
(1,018)
319
(904.4)
284
(800.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(17.3)
5
(19.6)
7
(26.7)
6
(20.7)
6
(19.0)
3
(9.6)
3
(9.9)
4
(13.0)
8
(25.0)
5
(15.3)
7
(20.7)
9
(26.0)
11
(31.2)
4
(11.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.3)
4
(15.6)
3
(11.4)
8
(27.6)
3
(9.5)
11
(35.1)
3
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.2)
6
(18.4)
1
(3.0)
3
(8.7)
1
(2.8)
2
(5.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)142.8131.4129.8122.1117.2104.6102.190.893.7102.593.876.279.058.6

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City-data.com crime index in Oswego, IL

Crime rate in Oswego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 57 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (13.6%), Polish (7.1%), Italian (6.2%), Irish (4.8%), American (4.8%), Norwegian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/08/1881

Elevation: 646 feet

Land area: 6.58 square miles.

Population density: 5,292 people per square mile   (average).

Oswego, Illinois map

2,741 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This village:

7.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,028 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,816 (2.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 88.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,376 (-21.3%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 3,310 (19.1%)

Area code: 630

Distribution of median household income in Oswego, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oswego, IL in 2017
Oswego satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 226 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2014: 119 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2015: 70 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2017: 52 buildings, average cost: $227,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oswego, IL residents
Average permit cost in Oswego, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Oswego, IL
Historical housing units in Oswego, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +9,090 (+214.6%).
Most common industries in Oswego, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Machinery (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Oswego, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Engineers (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)

Average climate in Oswego, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oswego, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.3. This is about average.

City:

84.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.853. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.853
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.5

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 Oswego 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 Oswego 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oswego topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oswego:

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

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:

  • OSWEGO EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,010, Location: 1525 HARVEY RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • OSWEGO GOAL (Students: 1,561, Location: 61 FRANKLIN ST, Grades: 8-12)
  • KENDALL CO OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 61 FRANKLIN ST STE A, Grades: PK-12)
  • OSWEGO HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 4250 STATE ROUTE 71, Grades: 9-12)
  • GOAL-GRANTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALT LRNG (Location: 61 FRANKLIN ST, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oswego:

See full list of schools located in Oswego

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Oswego:

Marital status in Oswego, IL
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Oswego:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oswego
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oswego, IL (based on Kendall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,0894
Evangelical Protestant6,50031
Mainline Protestant5,80516
Other1,0544
Orthodox--
None75,288-
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
Here:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Kendall County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kendall County:

6.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kendall County:

25.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kendall County:

13.2%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oswego:

22.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oswego:

9.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.3%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oswego, IL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 48$350,582$87,6460$0
Water Supply 21$93,739$53,5651$1,045
Other Government Administration 18$91,237$60,8256$3,480
Police - Other 10$35,555$42,6665$4,370
Financial Administration 6$29,938$59,8760$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 103$601,051$70,02512$8,895

Oswego government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,904,000 ($54.66)
    General - Other: $1,156,000 ($33.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,927,000 ($227.57)
    Water Utilities: $2,345,000 ($67.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,069,000 ($59.40)
    Regular Highways: $1,975,000 ($56.70)
    Central Staff Services: $1,868,000 ($53.63)
    General Public Buildings: $616,000 ($17.68)
    Financial Administration: $571,000 ($16.39)
    Sewerage: $532,000 ($15.27)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($6.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $4,007,000 ($115.03)
    Benefit Payments: $454,000 ($13.03)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $290,000 ($8.33)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,385,000 ($39.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $135,000 ($3.88)
    Police Protection: $120,000 ($3.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,557,000 ($216.95)

Oswego government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,032,000 ($58.34)
    Sewerage: $1,031,000 ($29.60)
    Other: $393,000 ($11.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,930,000 ($55.41)
    Local Employee Contribution: $387,000 ($11.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $229,000 ($6.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,986,000 ($57.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $387,000 ($11.11)
    Interest Earnings: $86,000 ($2.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,540,000 ($130.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,877,000 ($254.84)
    Other: $1,684,000 ($48.34)
    Highways: $1,155,000 ($33.16)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $1,969,000 ($56.53)
    Property: $1,345,000 ($38.61)
    Other License: $918,000 ($26.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $553,000 ($15.88)

Oswego government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,420,000 ($988.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,957,000 ($917.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,788,000 ($137.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,325,000 ($66.75)

Oswego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $10,099,000 ($289.93)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,359,000 ($67.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,543,000 ($474.92)

9.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.28%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kane County, IL  2.22% ($49,304 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  1.83% ($71,947)
from DuPage County, IL  1.80% ($65,628)


8.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kane County, IL  1.61% ($51,776 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  1.23% ($65,785)
to Will County, IL  1.21% ($65,539)
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

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oswego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.7mTotal length
  • $89,000Total costs
  • 194,625Total average daily traffic
  • 16,600Total average daily truck traffic
  • 254,697Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oswego, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oswego, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oswego)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Oswego, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oswego)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Oswego)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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 in Oswego, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oswego, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 77. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 112 took place in 2012, and the least - 23 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oswego, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.4%), and Structure Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oswego, IL
    • 64349.4%Outside Fires
    • 41932.2%Structure Fires
    • 19915.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 403.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oswego, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, Illinois:

  • Us 30 Motel, 1776 Hwy 30, Oswego, Illinois 60543 , Phone: (630) 554-1120
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1050 Douglas Rd, Oswego, Illinois 60543 , Phone: (630) 554-9090, Fax: (630) 554-3007
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oswego, IL
  • 97.5%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswego, IL
  • 91.4%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Electricity


Oswego compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.

Oswego on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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