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Population in 2012: 18,147 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 8,901  (49.1%)
Females: 9,246  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  33.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13126.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,940 (it was $28,248 in 2000)
Oswego:

$40,940
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,198

Oswego city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,175 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$88,175
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,725; Detached houses: $95,200; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,042; In 2-unit structures: $94,933; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,537; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,430; Mobile homes: $111,207

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • White alone - 16,377 (90.3%)
  • Hispanic - 759 (4.2%)
  • Black alone - 426 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 271 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 262 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oswego: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.9%), German (14.9%), Italian (14.1%), English (9.0%), French (6.9%), Polish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1848

Elevation: 298 feet

Land area: 7.66 square miles.

Population density: 2,369 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oswego:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswego city:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

527 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  2.9%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Oswego, New York as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oswego to the number of sex offenders is 125 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,526 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,219 (2.5%)

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+: New York, NY (232.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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: +1,992 (+11.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,846 (52.1%)

Area code: 315

Oswego household income distribution Oswego home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Oswego by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.05.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2210672144886
per 100,000 10.611.15.50.032.639.411.480.923.247.343.932.9
Robberies 411911126571311117
per 100,000 21.261.249.860.265.133.828.540.575.365.160.438.3
Assaults 11635453126394343455343
per 100,000 5.389.0193.8246.5168.2146.5221.9248.5249.0266.3290.8235.5
Burglaries 971181201629681748695155114145
per 100,000 514.0656.0664.5887.3520.8456.3421.1497.0550.1917.3625.5794.3
Thefts 458580440476479515399437386561534523
per 100,000 2426.73224.62436.62607.12598.62901.12270.52525.62235.03320.12930.22864.8
Auto thefts 32251215251191013133115
per 100,000 169.6139.066.582.2135.662.051.257.875.376.9170.182.2
Arson 00N/AN/AN/A4N/A1422N/A
per 100,000 0.00.0N/AN/AN/A22.5N/A5.823.211.811.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 150.5213.9192.1222.5223.4207.3172.6247.2208.2290.6264.8242.3

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

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

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Oswego, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,527 (-7.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Average climate in Oswego, New York

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Tornado activity:

Oswego-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Oswego city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oswego-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Oswego center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Oswego center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 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 born in Oswego: Harry Chapman Adriance, John P. Hatch, Le Roy Williams, Neil Bancroft.


Hospitals/medical centers in Oswego:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Oswego, NY

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.

Local government website: www.oswegony.org

College/University in Oswego:

  • SUNY College at Oswego (Full-time enrollment: 7,164; 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: 17,074)
  • Onondaga Community College (about 36 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 6,666)
  • Le Moyne College (about 36 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,469)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 36 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 2,480)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 47 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 48 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 55 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 3,750)

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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.0. This is better than average.
City:

25.0
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

28.3

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

ONTARIO BIBLE CONFERENCE (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOUTH FORTY (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2000), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HAZZYS LLC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2004), St Boil Water Order (APR-08-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (3 times from APR-13-2004 to MAY-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
JOES CORNER MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KERFIENS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
TELLYS (Address: 5048 STATE ROUTE 104 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-24-2001), St Boil Water Order (SEP-24-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • SANDY ISLAND BEACH INC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.3%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 40.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 12.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oswego, NY

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 compared to New York state average:

Oswego, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oswego travel time to work - commute


Oswego mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.61%
Here38.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents57.5%18.3%3.1%3.0%2.3%
Congregations16.4%28.9%1.6%5.5%2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.3%2.0%1.9%1.2%8.4%
Congregations6.3%3.9%5.5%1.6%28.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$32,704$49,0562$3,946
Other Government Administration 17$64,628$45,62012$14,585
Police Protection - Officers 41$197,339$57,7580$0
Police - Other 5$13,593$32,6230$0
Firefighters 64$425,755$79,8290$0
Fire - Other 3$11,684$46,7360$0
Streets and Highways 28$92,207$39,5170$0
Health 2$6,329$37,9742$1,005
Solid Waste Management 18$60,292$40,1950$0
Sewerage 23$84,262$43,9631$1,918
Parks and Recreation 8$26,968$40,4526$1,107
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$32,252$38,7021$1,191
Water Supply 15$59,450$47,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 15$48,710$38,9682$1,311
Totals for Government 257$1,156,173$53,98526$25,063

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,843,000 ($156.67)
    Regular Highways: $703,000 ($38.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $641,000 ($35.32)
    General Public Buildings: $410,000 ($22.59)
    General: $256,000 ($14.11)
    Water Utilities: $158,000 ($8.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,288,000 ($401.61)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,973,000 ($218.93)
    Fire Protection: $3,653,000 ($201.30)
    Police Protection: $3,332,000 ($183.61)
    Sewerage: $2,975,000 ($163.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,790,000 ($98.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000 ($92.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,265,000 ($69.71)
    Central Staff Services: $738,000 ($40.67)
    Financial Administration: $664,000 ($36.59)
    General Public Buildings: $465,000 ($25.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($18.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $198,000 ($10.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($4.57)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,038,000 ($112.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $210,000 ($11.57)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($6.34)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($5.95)
    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 ($823.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($5.24)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $5,213,000 ($287.27)
    Sewerage: $486,000 ($26.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $324,000 ($17.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $227,000 ($12.51)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,628,000 ($199.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $297,000 ($16.37)
    Highways: $64,000 ($3.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,098,000 ($446.24)
    Interest Earnings: $998,000 ($55.00)
    Property Sale Other: $36,000 ($1.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,139,000 ($62.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,725,000 ($95.06)
    All Other: $395,000 ($21.77)
    Highways: $206,000 ($11.35)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,292,000 ($401.83)
    Property: $4,861,000 ($267.87)
    Public Utilities: $517,000 ($28.49)
    NEC: $178,000 ($9.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000 ($2.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,578,000 ($86.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $33,973,000 ($1872.10)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,363,000 ($185.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $34,059,000 ($1876.84)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,364,000 ($75.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,277,000 ($180.58)
    Water Utilities: $214,000 ($11.79)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $7,080,000 ($390.15)
    End of Fiscal Year: $6,361,000 ($350.53)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,659,000 ($201.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,597,000 ($1135.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,567,000 ($141.46)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
New York average:

5.41%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Oswego County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Onondaga County, NY  2.10% ($34,846 average AGI)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.24% ($21,115)
from Oneida County, NY  0.21% ($28,880)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New York average:

6.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($207 average AGI)
Oswego County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Onondaga County, NY  2.13% ($31,854 average AGI)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.19% ($28,904)
to Oneida County, NY  0.14% ($29,387)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 57 meters (187ft)
Total costs: $62,971,000
Total average daily traffic: 62,870
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,514
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 72,734

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&T2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts2Staples1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx4Tim Hortons1
GNC1Travelodge3
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Oswego, NY


Oswego on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #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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Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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