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Oswego County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 120,913 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 122,377 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,183
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,321
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,121
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,896 (it was 12,401 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

47%

Land area: 953 sq. mi.

Water area: 358.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oswego County: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.4%), Manufacturing (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Oswego County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 60,262  (49.8%)
Females: 60,651  (50.2%)

Oswego County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Oswego County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,767 ($36,598 in 1999)

This county:

$49,767
New York:

$60,850

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $578 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $724)
This county:

$578
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $102,000 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Oswego:

$102,000
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,500 - $149,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $130,516
Here:

$130,516
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,402
Here:

$203,402
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $137,958
Here:

$137,958
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,387
Here:

$234,387
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,565
Here:

$100,565
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $58,949
Here:

$58,949
State:

$72,935

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $198,815
Here:

$198,815
State:

$1,054,793
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,129
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $498

Institutionalized population: 831

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 96
  • Thefts: 205
  • Auto thefts: 16

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 190
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 206 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2008: 172 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2009: 148 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2010: 195 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2011: 159 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2012: 162 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2013: 149 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2014: 125 buildings, average cost: $127,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,140 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,211 (2.3%)

Oswego County household income distribution in 2009 Oswego County home values distribution Oswego County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.8%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 45.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.6% for American Indian residents, 65.2% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.8%
Oswego County:

17.8%
New York:

15.4%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.6% for American Indian residents, 64.1% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Syracuse, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oswego County is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $750 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oswego, Fulton, Hastings, Schroeppel, Scriba, Granby, Volney, Richland, West Monroe, Palermo.

Oswego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Albion town11.20.1 - 3.6115 - 19
Amboy town01.20.1 - 3.3115 - 18
Boylston town01.20.2 - 3.5115 - 18
Constantia town101.20.3 - 4.483 - 16
Fulton city231.30.6 - 2.8128 - 16
Granby town51.30.3 - 3.7115 - 17
Hannibal town71.30.2 - 3.5127 - 20
Hastings town140.60.1 - 1.895 - 14
Mexico town81.70.5 - 4.0138 - 19
Minetto town80.50.2 - 1.994 - 15
New Haven town21.40.4 - 4.3137 - 21
Orwell town763 - 102316 - 37
Oswego city310.60.2 - 1.385 - 11
Oswego town1721 - 41410 - 18
Palermo town41.20.2 - 3.4116 - 17
Parish town30.90.2 - 3.194 - 15
Redfield town10.90.1 - 2.8104 - 17
Richland town81.70.6 - 4.2138 - 19
Sandy Creek town41.90.6 - 5.1159 - 23
Schroeppel town141.70.6 - 3.5149 - 20
Scriba town91.60.5 - 3.6138 - 19
Volney town91.70.6 - 3.6138 - 18
West Monroe town90.20.1 - 1.261 - 12
Williamstown town30.60.2 - 2.292 - 15
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2012 air pollution in Oswego County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bay County, Michigan , Douglas County, South Dakota , Dawes County, Nebraska , Mellette County, South Dakota , Todd County, South Dakota , Roscommon County, Michigan , Sheridan County, Nebraska , Sioux County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,876
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,958 (60% naturalized citizens)

Oswego County:

1.6%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 299
  • 1990 to 1994: 138
  • 1985 to 1989: 250
  • 1980 to 1984: 114
  • 1975 to 1979: 159
  • 1970 to 1974: 140
  • 1970 to 1974: 97
  • 1965 to 1969: 761
Note: State values scaled to Oswego County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.0%

Oswego County marital status for males Oswego County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,653
  • One, attached: 610
  • Two: 3,437
  • 3 or 4: 2,282
  • 5 to 9: 1,509
  • 10 to 19: 675
  • 20 or more: 1,226
  • Mobile homes: 9,320
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 119

Housing units in Oswego County with a mortgage: 14,100 (1,112 second mortgage, 1,917 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,327

Here:

65.8% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oswego County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,39517
Mainline Protestant10,40860
Evangelical Protestant5,50453
Other8606
None79,942-
Oswego County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Oswego County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This 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.
New York:

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:
Oswego County:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Oswego County:

27.7%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Oswego County:

Average size of farms: 151 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,226
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $425.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,636
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,411
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.47%
Corn for grain: 2930 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 61 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 547 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,206 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 645 acres

Earthquake activity:

Oswego County-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 102.3 miles away from Oswego County 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 146.1 miles away from the county 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 250.1 miles away from the county 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 96.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from Oswego County 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 213.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Snow, Incident Period: February 02, 2007 to February 12, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3273: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 3273, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Snow, Incident Period: January 28, 2004 to January 31, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3195: March 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 3195, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Ice Storm, Incident Period: April 03, 2003 to April 05, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1467: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1467, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Blizzard, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3107: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3107, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New York FLOODING, Incident Period: March 20, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-733: March 20, 1985, FEMA Id: 733, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • New York Severe Storms, Heavy Rain, Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: October 02, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-487: October 02, 1975, FEMA Id: 487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (16%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oswego County (%):

  • Irish (15%)
  • German (14%)
  • Italian (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (8%)
  • Polish (5%)

Oswego County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,644 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 6,155 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 363 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 68 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 82 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,944 (4%)
  • Other means: 211 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,340 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Oswego County, New York in 2000:

  • 2,893 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 722 people in nursing homes
  • 142 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Oswego County, New York in 2010:

  • 3,874 people in college/university student housing
  • 702 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 127 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 118 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,189.

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%

3.17% relocated from other counties in New York ($24,428 average AGI)
1.21% relocated from other states ($9,291 average AGI)
Oswego County:

1.21%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Oneida County, NY  0.19% ($29,302)
from Madison County, NY  0.08% ($29,447)
from Monroe County, NY  0.08% ($38,571)
from Wayne County, NY  0.06% ($30,069)


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%

3.20% relocated to other counties in New York ($21,349 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($11,767 average AGI)
Oswego County:

1.63%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Oneida County, NY  0.16% ($27,761)
to Monroe County, NY  0.11% ($39,269)
to Wayne County, NY  0.08% ($32,514)
to Madison County, NY  0.07% ($43,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Oswego County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Oswego County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Oswego County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oswego County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oswego County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,380 (14,686 aged, 4,694 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,912 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Oswego County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,889)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,354)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (896)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (896)
  • Unspecified dementia (627)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (485)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (317)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (303)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (271)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (254)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,606
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 114
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,008

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,100
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 874
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.6
  • Other - 43.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 117,155
  • In family households: 96,820 (21,713 male householders, 9,318 female householders)
    22,707 spouses, 34,201 children (31,384 natural, 728 adopted, 2,089 stepchildren), 2,091 grandchildren, 612 brothers or sisters, 657 parents, 793 other relatives, 4,202 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,335 (7,917 male householders (5,678 living alone)), 7,452 female householders (5,967 living alone)), 4,966 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,954 (831 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,286 2-persons, 7,426 3-persons, 6,111 4-persons, 2,679 5-persons, 989 6-persons, 540 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,645 1-person, 2,967 2-persons, 447 3-persons, 223 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

21,864 married couples with children.
8,344 single-parent households (2,445 men, 5,899 women).

95.8% of residents of Oswego County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $590,281,000 ($4,769 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,840,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $290,567,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $110,948,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $941,000
Federal grants: $157,209,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,116,000 ($1,061,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,499,000 ($1,813,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,159,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,352,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,570,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,282
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,551
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +211
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -815
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Oswego County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.83 millions of gallons per day (35% from ground, 65% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 121
  • 2010 to 2013: 942
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,844
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,191
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,811
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,637
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,669
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,416
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,927
  • 1939 or earlier: 17,117
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oswego County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oswego County population
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 157
  • 3 rooms: 755
  • 4 rooms: 2,831
  • 5 rooms: 7,349
  • 6 rooms: 7,794
  • 7 rooms: 6,166
  • 8 rooms: 4,043
  • 9+ rooms: 3,989
  • 1 room: 170
  • 2 rooms: 670
  • 3 rooms: 2,260
  • 4 rooms: 3,203
  • 5 rooms: 2,848
  • 6 rooms: 1,588
  • 7 rooms: 843
  • 8 rooms: 430
  • 9+ rooms: 389
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oswego County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oswego County population
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 947
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,133
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,301
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,319
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,378
  • no bedroom: 281
  • 1 bedroom: 3,069
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,829
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,186
  • 4 bedrooms: 789
  • 5+ bedrooms: 247
Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oswego County population
  • no vehicle: 1,338
  • 1 vehicle: 9,639
  • 2 vehicles: 16,080
  • 3 vehicles: 4,623
  • 4 vehicles: 1,038
  • 5+ vehicles: 403
  • no vehicle: 2,736
  • 1 vehicle: 5,991
  • 2 vehicles: 2,990
  • 3 vehicles: 480
  • 4 vehicles: 125
  • 5+ vehicles: 79

61% of Oswego County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in New York.

Oswego County:

61.0%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 108,233
  • Northeast: 4,977
  • Midwest: 2,145
  • South: 3,112
  • West: 1,338

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oswego County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.3%)
  • Wood (6.9%)
  • Electricity (3.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (51.3%)
  • Electricity (21.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 639
Here:

3.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 204
Here:

2.7%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 660
Here:

8.1%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Oswego County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,238,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,120,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,268,000
    General - Other: $1,186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000
    Solid Waste Management: $131,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $31,514,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $23,090,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,837,000
    Health - Other: $16,141,000
    Regular Highways: $10,947,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,979,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,428,000
    Police Protection: $4,216,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,845,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,716,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,476,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,157,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,939,000
    Parks and Recreation: $980,000
    Financial Administration: $966,000
    Air Transportation: $354,000
    Housing and Community Development: $350,000
    Local Fire Protection: $148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,364,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,774,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,924,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $1,009,000
    Corrections - Other: $358,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,740,000

Oswego County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $15,708,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,631,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $545,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,347,000
    All Other: $382,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,548,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,801,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $371,000
    Rents: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $172,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $29,791,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,752,000
    All Other: $7,090,000
    Highways: $2,484,000
    Transit Utilities: $971,000
    Education: $850,000
  • Tax - Property: $41,802,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,343,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,534,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $995,000
    Other License: $785,000
    Other Selective Sales: $246,000
    NEC: $3,000

Oswego County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,640,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,944,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,850,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,950,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,696,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,900,000

Oswego County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,337,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,944,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,155
  • Number of aged recipients: 182
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,973
  • Number of recipients under 18: 535
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,206
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 414
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,203
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,519
Oswego County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Oswego County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 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 ORIGINATED411$98,236425$93,7181,025$97,561378$26,7516$201,000115$83,478104$56,067
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$104,65039$62,974116$101,32828$36,2140$03$88,00026$61,192
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$85,317128$76,141494$98,308222$26,4731$375,00043$79,860125$59,304
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$80,68642$84,857329$102,90339$53,1791$8,000,00019$70,84213$58,462
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$95,0009$74,33372$84,26417$38,8820$06$86,0006$57,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED84$104,70248$134,8963$88,3335$103,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$102,84221$187,0950$04$85,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$110,00011$153,9090$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$73,6675$125,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$84,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Oswego County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,08673.5 years
Mary1,02979.4 years
William84573.3 years
Robert72870.2 years
Charles67374.8 years
George61275.7 years
James58970.4 years
Helen55679.8 years
Joseph49474.4 years
Edward42873.3 years
Most common last names in Oswego County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38474.5 years
Brown21275.8 years
Clark18775.7 years
Miller17874.3 years
Johnson16374.9 years
Allen14175.8 years
Davis13074.8 years
Williams12076.4 years
Jones11775.2 years
Hall11674.2 years
Businesses in Oswego County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T4Lowe's1
Ace Hardware4MasterBrand Cabinets12
Advance Auto Parts4Maurices1
Arby's2McDonald's7
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut2
Burger King4RadioShack1
Chevrolet4Rite Aid7
Cold Stone Creamery1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Subway11
Dunkin Donuts9Super 81
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile3
Fashion Bug1Tim Hortons2
FedEx9Travelodge4
Ford3U-Haul8
GNC2UPS7
GameStop1Walmart3
H&R Block4Wendy's2
JCPenney1World Gym1
KFC2YMCA2
Kmart1

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