Oswego, New York

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Population in 2013: 18,126 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 8,875  (49.0%)
Females: 9,251  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 13126.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,872 (it was $28,248 in 2000)
Oswego:

$38,872
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,205 (it was $16,558 in 2000)

Oswego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,128 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$84,128
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $116,868; Detached houses: $128,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $217,582; In 2-unit structures: $124,108; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $219,884; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,403; Mobile homes: $51,461; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $117,385

Median gross rent in 2013: $702.

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  • Races in Oswego, NY (2013)

    Oswego races chart
    • 16,30390.0%White alone
    • 6953.8%Hispanic
    • 4842.7%Black alone
    • 3251.8%Two or more races
    • 2241.2%Asian alone
    • 650.4%American Indian alone
    • 330.2%Other race alone
    • 230.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oswego: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.5%), Italian (14.4%), German (13.5%), English (8.7%), French (6.5%), Polish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1848

Elevation: 298 feet

Land area: 7.66 square miles.

Population density: 2,366 people per square mile   (low).

Oswego,NY real estate house value index trend

Oswego, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Oswego:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswego city:

  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

583 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.2%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Oswego, New York as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oswego to the number of sex offenders is 123 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,659 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,261 (2.8%)

Oswego satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (26.3 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (59.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (225.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: SUNY Oswego, NY (1.3 miles ), Minetto, NY (2.1 miles ), Scriba, NY (2.2 miles ), Volney, NY (3.1 miles ), Hannibal, NY (3.1 miles ), New Haven, NY (3.2 miles ), Fulton, NY (3.2 miles ), Granby, NY (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $231,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 76.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,821 (+10.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,247 (44.8%)

Area code: 315

Oswego household income distribution Oswego home values distribution

Crime rates in Oswego by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000100000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.05.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.5
Rapes 2106721448863
per 100,000 11.15.50.032.639.411.480.923.247.343.932.916.5
Robberies 1191112657131111713
per 100,000 61.249.860.265.133.828.540.575.365.160.438.371.7
Assaults 163545312639434345534337
per 100,000 89.0193.8246.5168.2146.5221.9248.5249.0266.3290.8235.5204.0
Burglaries 118120162968174869515511414583
per 100,000 656.0664.5887.3520.8456.3421.1497.0550.1917.3625.5794.3457.6
Thefts 580440476479515399437386561534523533
per 100,000 3,224.62,436.62,607.12,598.62,901.12,270.52,525.62,235.03,320.12,930.22,864.82,938.4
Auto thefts 25121525119101313311514
per 100,000 139.066.582.2135.662.051.257.875.376.9170.182.277.2
Arson 0N/AN/AN/A4N/A1422N/AN/A
per 100,000 0.0N/AN/AN/A22.5N/A5.823.211.811.0N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9) 213.9192.0222.5223.4207.3172.6247.1208.1290.5264.7242.2224.3

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City-data.com crime index 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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,527 (-7.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Oswego, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Oswego-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.6 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 156.1 miles away from Oswego center
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) earthquake occurred 240.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.6 miles away from Oswego center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 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 Oswego County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oswego topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles P. Rogers - Banker, Charlotte Blair Parker - Dramatists and playwright, David Wallis Reeves - Bandleader and composer, Edwin M. Shepard - Admiral, Erik Cole - NHL player (Carolina Hurricanes, born: Nov 6, 1978), Genevieve Foster - Author of children's book, Harry C. Adriance - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Joey Belladonna - Tenor, John Porter Hatch - Army Medal of Honor recipient and Union Army general, Neil Bancroft - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Oswego: Harry Chapman Adriance, John P. Hatch, Le Roy Williams, Neil Bancroft.

Hospitals and medical centers in Oswego:

  • OSWEGO COUNTY HOSPICE (70 BUNNER ST)
  • OSWEGO HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 110 WEST SIXTH STREET)
  • UNIV. DIALYSIS CTR @ OSWEGO (140 STATE ROUTE 104)
  • OSWEGO CO HLTH DIV NURSNG CHHA (70 BUNNER ST)
  • LORETTO-OSWEGO HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (132 ELLEN STREET)
  • MORNINGSTAR RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTER (17 SUNRISE TERRACE)
  • PONTIAC NURSING HOME (303 EAST RIVER ROAD)
  • SENECA HILL MANOR INC (20 MANOR DRIVE)
  • ST LUKE HEALTH SERVICES (299 EAST RIVER ROAD)

Airports located in Oswego:

Operable nuclear power plants near Oswego:

  • 5 miles: James A. FitzPatrick in Scriba, NY.
  • 5 miles: Nine Mile Point 1 and 2 in Scriba, NY.

College/University in Oswego:

  • SUNY College at Oswego (Full-time enrollment: 7,550; Location: 7060 State Route 104; Public; Website: www.oswego.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Oswego:

  • Syracuse University (about 35 miles; Syracuse, NY; Full-time enrollment: 20,717)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 35 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Onondaga Community College (about 35 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 8,920)
  • Le Moyne College (about 36 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 36 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 47 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 48 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,476)

Public high school in Oswego:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oswego:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oswego:

  • TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 115 E 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OSWEGO COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: 400 E ALBANY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Oswego

Library in Oswego:

  • OSWEGO SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,061,218; Location: 120 EAST SECOND STREET; 46,927 books; 876 audio materials; 1,698 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • New address for Oswego Community Christian School: 400 East Albany St., Oswego, NY 13126

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Notable locations in Oswego: Oswego Country Club (A), Oswego City East Side Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), City of Oswego Sewage Disposal Plant (C), United States Coast Guard Oswego Life Boat Station (D), Oswego Speedway (E), Saint Francis Hall (F), Saint Peter's Parish Hall (G), Oswego Historical Society (H), Oswego Fire Department (I), Oswego County Court House (J), Oswego School District Public Library (K), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Oswego Steam Station (L), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Varick Hydro-Electric Station (M), Oswego City Hall (N), West Side Fire Station (O), Oswego Childrens Home (P), Wilber Hall (Q), Park Hall (R), Sheldon Hall (S), King Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Oswego Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oswego include: Baha'i Faith (A), Calvary Oswego Church (B), Oswego Church of Christ (C), Congregation Adath Israel (D), Faith United Church (E), New Covenant Community Church (F), Oswego Center United Methodist Church (G), Oswego Wesleyan Church (H), Port City Faith Assembly (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Saint Peters Cemetery (2), Fort Ontario Cemetery (3), Clark Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Wine Creek (A), Oswego River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oswego include: Breitbeck Park (1), Franklin Park (2), Kingsford Park (3), Washington Square (4), Fitzhugh Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Captain's Club (26 East 1st Street), Black Walnut Motel & Trailer Park (5422 State Route 104), Best Western Captain's Quarters Hotel (26 East 1st Street), Crews Quarters Lodging (11 West Seneca Street), Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Riverfront (70 East 1st Street), Best Western Captains Quarters (26 East First Street), Days Inn Oswego (101 State Route 104), Evergreen Motel (5047 State Route 104).

Oswego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.5. This is about average.

City:

63.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oswego and their reported violations in the past:

ONTARIO BIBLE CONFERENCE (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JOES CORNER MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.5%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 46.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 75.7% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Oswego in 2010:

  • 505 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 228 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Oswego in 2000:

  • 618 people in nursing homes
  • 191 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Oswego, New York environmental map by EPA

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Oswego compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Oswego (2011 data):

  • PathFinder Bank: Pathfinder Bank, Oswego Branch, Oswego Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $442.7 mil, Deposits: $368.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Pathfinder Commercial Bank: Oswego Plaza Branch, Oswego East Branch, at 214 West First Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $54.2 mil, Deposits: $46.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Alliance Bank, National Association: West Branch at 30 West Utica Street, branch established on 2004/06/04; East Side Branch at 161 State Route 104, branch established on 1995/06/13. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $1,403.5 mil, Deposits: $1,088.5 mil, headquarters in Syracuse, NY, positive income, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Alliance Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Oswego Branch at 204 West First Street, branch established on 1964/04/06. 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.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Oswego Branch at 100 East First Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • KeyBank National Association: Oswego Branch at 138 State Route 104 East, branch established on 1972/07/05. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, New York:

  • Best Western Captains Quarters Hotel, 27 E First St, Oswego, NY 13126 , Phone: (315) 342-4040
  • Days Inn Oswego, 101 State Rd Rt 104, Oswego, NY 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-3136, Fax: (315) 343-6187
  • Scottish Inn & Suites, 309 W Seneca St, Oswego, NY 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-4900, Fax: (315) 342-2364
  • K & G Lodge, 94 Creamery Rd, Oswego, NY 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-8171
  • Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Hotel, 70 E First St, Oswego, NY 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-1600, Fax: (315) 343-1222
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
New York average:

13.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oswego city (based on Oswego County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,39517
Mainline Protestant10,40860
Evangelical Protestant5,50453
Other8606
None79,942-
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: 25
Oswego County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Oswego County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Oswego County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 86
Here:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oswego County:

27.7%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

15.6%
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 11$9,655$10,5330$0
Other Government Administration 15$12,932$10,3468$9,176
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$6,678
Police Protection - Officers 47$60,044$15,3300$0
Police - Other 5$3,368$8,0830$0
Firefighters 66$63,846$11,6080$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,954
Streets and Highways 17$14,336$10,1200$0
Solid Waste Management 13$11,320$10,4490$0
Sewerage 21$17,585$10,0490$0
Parks and Recreation 17$13,609$9,6062$1,076
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$8,425$9,1910$0
Water Supply 15$12,738$10,1900$0
Other and Unallocable 34$125,608$44,33226$17,218
Totals for Government 272$353,466$15,59441$37,102

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,843,000 ($156.85)
    Regular Highways: $703,000 ($38.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $641,000 ($35.36)
    General Public Buildings: $410,000 ($22.62)
    General: $256,000 ($14.12)
    Water Utilities: $158,000 ($8.72)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,288,000 ($402.07)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,973,000 ($219.19)
    Fire Protection: $3,653,000 ($201.53)
    Police Protection: $3,332,000 ($183.82)
    Sewerage: $2,975,000 ($164.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,790,000 ($98.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000 ($92.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,265,000 ($69.79)
    Central Staff Services: $738,000 ($40.71)
    Financial Administration: $664,000 ($36.63)
    General Public Buildings: $465,000 ($25.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($18.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $198,000 ($10.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($4.58)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,038,000 ($112.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $210,000 ($11.59)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($6.34)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($5.96)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($2.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($1.32)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($0.94)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($0.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.33)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,943,000 ($824.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($5.24)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $5,213,000 ($287.60)
    Sewerage: $486,000 ($26.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $324,000 ($17.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $227,000 ($12.52)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,628,000 ($200.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $297,000 ($16.39)
    Highways: $64,000 ($3.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,098,000 ($446.76)
    Interest Earnings: $998,000 ($55.06)
    Property Sale Other: $36,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,139,000 ($62.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,725,000 ($95.17)
    All Other: $395,000 ($21.79)
    Highways: $206,000 ($11.36)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,292,000 ($402.30)
    Property: $4,861,000 ($268.18)
    Public Utilities: $517,000 ($28.52)
    NEC: $178,000 ($9.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000 ($2.32)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,578,000 ($87.06)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $33,973,000 ($1874.27)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,363,000 ($185.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $34,059,000 ($1879.01)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,364,000 ($75.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,277,000 ($180.79)
    Water Utilities: $214,000 ($11.81)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $7,080,000 ($390.60)
    End of Fiscal Year: $6,361,000 ($350.93)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,659,000 ($201.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,597,000 ($1136.32)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,567,000 ($141.62)

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
New York average:

5.06%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Oswego County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Onondaga County, NY  1.79% ($35,449 average AGI)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.22% ($28,776)
from Jefferson County, NY  0.20% ($31,489)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,317 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
New York average:

5.46%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Oswego County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Onondaga County, NY  1.89% ($33,473 average AGI)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.19% ($29,965)
to Jefferson County, NY  0.16% ($31,205)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oswego:

  • WSGO (1440 AM; 1 kW; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMF (1300 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, NY; Owner: DONALD H. DEROSA)
  • WFBL (1050 AM; 3 kW; BALDWINSVILLE, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDCW (1390 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSCP (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SANDY CREEK-PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSS (1260 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oswego:

  • WRVO (89.9 FM; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WTKV (105.5 FM; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKRH (106.5 FM; MINETTO, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WOLF-FM (96.7 FM; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: WOLF RADIO, INC.)
  • WVOA-FM (103.9 FM; MEXICO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBBS (104.7 FM; FULTON, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W214AR (90.7 FM; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSEN-FM (92.1 FM; BALDWINSVILLE, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCP-FM (101.7 FM; PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNYO (88.9 FM; OSWEGO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Oswego:

  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Oswego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 57m187ftTotal length
  • $62,971,000Total costs
  • 62,870Total average daily traffic
  • 3,514Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,734Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oswego)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oswego, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oswego)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oswego)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full 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 ORIGINATED63$73,23887$76,874119$81,10934$25,7944$260,75039$60,8460$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$56,0006$94,5006$95,3333$41,0000$00$02$100,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$75,75010$52,80043$78,30215$15,0000$09$45,6671$5,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$60,0006$56,83329$93,3105$94,6000$02$62,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$43,6679$71,8894$39,2500$02$57,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0216.01 , 0216.02, 0216.03, 0216.04, 0216.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$67,25011$101,818
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$91,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$108,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$82,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$84,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0216.01 , 0216.02, 0216.03, 0216.04, 0216.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Oswego

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oswego, NY
Businesses in Oswego, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Cold Stone Creamery1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway3
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1Tim Hortons1
FedEx4Travelodge3
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS3
H&R Block1Vans1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #73 (13126) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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