Oswego, New York

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Population in 2017: 17,465 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 8,683  (49.7%)
Females: 8,782  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 13126.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,691 (it was $28,248 in 2000)
Oswego:

$39,691
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,956 (it was $16,558 in 2000)

Oswego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,935 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$88,935
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $139,088; detached houses: $138,886; townhouses or other attached units: $350,536; in 2-unit structures: $278,945; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,308; mobile homes: $63,436; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $56,644

Median gross rent in 2017: $750.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oswego: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.4% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.6% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oswego, NY (2017)
    • 15,76490.0%White alone
    • 8855.1%Hispanic
    • 3371.9%Two or more races
    • 2891.6%Black alone
    • 1871.1%Asian alone
    • 750.4%Other race alone
    • 300.2%American Indian alone
    • 90.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 93 registered sex offenders living in Oswego, New York as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oswego is 193 to 1.


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
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(32.6)
7
(39.4)
2
(11.4)
14
(80.9)
4
(23.2)
8
(47.3)
8
(43.9)
6
(32.9)
3
(16.5)
12
(66.3)
15
(83.6)
16
(90.3)
5
(28.6)
6
(34.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(65.1)
6
(33.8)
5
(28.5)
7
(40.5)
13
(75.3)
11
(65.1)
11
(60.4)
7
(38.3)
13
(71.7)
7
(38.6)
10
(55.7)
8
(45.2)
4
(22.8)
7
(40.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
31
(168.2)
26
(146.5)
39
(221.9)
43
(248.5)
43
(249.0)
45
(266.3)
53
(290.8)
43
(235.5)
37
(204.0)
31
(171.1)
36
(200.7)
56
(316.1)
27
(154.2)
23
(132.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
96
(520.8)
81
(456.3)
74
(421.1)
86
(497.0)
95
(550.1)
155
(917.3)
114
(625.5)
145
(794.3)
83
(457.6)
103
(568.7)
121
(674.4)
80
(451.5)
67
(382.6)
36
(207.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
479
(2,599)
515
(2,901)
399
(2,271)
437
(2,526)
386
(2,235)
561
(3,320)
534
(2,930)
523
(2,865)
533
(2,938)
518
(2,860)
360
(2,007)
398
(2,246)
308
(1,759)
394
(2,268)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
25
(135.6)
11
(62.0)
9
(51.2)
10
(57.8)
13
(75.3)
13
(76.9)
31
(170.1)
15
(82.2)
14
(77.2)
7
(38.6)
7
(39.0)
16
(90.3)
8
(45.7)
25
(143.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A4
(22.5)
N/A1
(5.8)
4
(23.2)
2
(11.8)
2
(11.0)
N/AN/A2
(11.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)241.3223.9186.4267.0224.8313.8286.0261.7242.3256.1254.3277.7161.3183.0

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City-data.com crime index in Oswego, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 52 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Italian (18.9%), Irish (18.1%), American (7.9%), German (7.8%), English (4.4%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1848

Elevation: 298 feet

Land area: 7.66 square miles.

Population density: 2,280 people per square mile   (low).

Oswego, New York map

578 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

This city:

3.3%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,996 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,526 (3.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 76.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,293 (+7.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,931 (48.7%)

Area code: 315

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Oswego, NY residents
Average permit cost in Oswego, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Oswego, NY
Historical housing units in Oswego, NY
Most common industries in Oswego, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Utilities (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Utilities (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.7%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Oswego, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Oswego, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oswego, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 Oswego 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 the city 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 the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from Oswego 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 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

Hospitals and medical centers in Oswego:

  • OSWEGO COUNTY HOSPICE (70 BUNNER ST)
  • OSWEGO HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 110 WEST SIXTH STREET)
  • 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)
  • UNIV. DIALYSIS CTR @ OSWEGO (140 STATE ROUTE 104)
  • OSWEGO CO HLTH DIV NURSNG CHHA (70 BUNNER ST)

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:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Oswego:

Marital status in Oswego, NY
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Oswego:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
New York average:

13.6

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, NY (based on Oswego County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Oswego County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oswego County:

27.7%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oswego County:

14.8%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oswego:

49.4%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.1%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oswego:

21.3%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oswego:

12.9%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.9%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Oswego:

56.1%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oswego, NY Residents

Oswego government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,450,000 ($140.28)
    Sewerage: $1,376,000 ($78.79)
    Regular Highways: $865,000 ($49.53)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($4.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($1.49)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $13,227,000 ($757.34)
    Police Protection: $4,796,000 ($274.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,677,000 ($267.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,588,000 ($205.44)
    Sewerage: $2,425,000 ($138.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,793,000 ($102.66)
    Water Utilities: $1,788,000 ($102.38)
    Central Staff Services: $875,000 ($50.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $813,000 ($46.55)
    General Public Buildings: $643,000 ($36.82)
    Financial Administration: $633,000 ($36.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $589,000 ($33.72)
    Health - Other: $263,000 ($15.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $111,000 ($6.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $29,000 ($1.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,849,000 ($105.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $405,000 ($23.19)
    Police Protection: $171,000 ($9.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $82,000 ($4.70)
    Health - Other: $63,000 ($3.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($2.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($1.89)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($1.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,161,000 ($925.34)

Oswego government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,433,000 ($253.82)
    Other: $1,564,000 ($89.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $357,000 ($20.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,704,000 ($154.82)
    Other: $2,400,000 ($137.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000 ($67.05)
    Highways: $128,000 ($7.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,909,000 ($166.56)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,081,000 ($61.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $288,000 ($16.49)
    Sale of Property: $62,000 ($3.55)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($2.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,360,000 ($135.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,452,000 ($140.40)
    Other: $1,356,000 ($77.64)
    Highways: $1,144,000 ($65.50)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,156,000 ($753.28)
    Property: $11,128,000 ($637.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $468,000 ($26.80)
    Other License: $241,000 ($13.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000 ($1.20)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($0.17)

Oswego government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,675,000 ($2615.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,248,000 ($2247.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,582,000 ($605.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,155,000 ($237.90)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $11,550,000 ($661.32)
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,075,000 ($61.55)

Oswego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,310,000 ($189.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,001,000 ($858.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $773,000 ($44.26)

4.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Onondaga County, NY  1.79% ($38,617 average AGI)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.24% ($36,850)
from Jefferson County, NY  0.18% ($41,549)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Onondaga County, NY  1.92% ($40,574 average AGI)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.22% ($56,680)
to Jefferson County, NY  0.20% ($54,370)
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

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 57.7mTotal length
  • $60,516,000Total costs
  • 70,397Total average daily traffic
  • 3,205Total average daily truck traffic
  • 70,993Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oswego, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oswego, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oswego, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oswego)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (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 in Oswego, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oswego, NY - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 81. The highest number of reported fires - 165 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oswego, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (61.8%), and Outside Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oswego, NY
    • 85461.8%Structure Fires
    • 35725.8%Outside Fires
    • 1138.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 584.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oswego, NY

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

  • Scottish Inn & Suites, 309 W Seneca St, Oswego, New York 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-4900, Fax: (315) 342-2364
  • Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Hotel, 70 E First St, Oswego, New York 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-1600, Fax: (315) 343-1222
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Oswego NY, 140 E 13th St, Oswego, New York 13126 , Phone: (315) 207-0100, Fax: (315) 207-0900
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Oswego, 252 New York Rt 104, Oswego, New York 13126 , Phone: (315) 343-2000, Fax: (315) 343-2001
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oswego, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oswego, NY
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswego, NY
  • 63.5%Utility gas
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Oswego compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below 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.

Oswego on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #74 (13126) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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