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Oswego, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,173 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$89,173
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,326 - $139,657

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $120,237
Here:

$120,237
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $123,244
Here:

$123,244
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $85,020
Here:

$85,020
State:

$650,471

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,451
Here:

$156,451
State:

$916,967

Mobile homes: $44,709
Here:

$44,709
State:

$82,547

Oswego,NY index of house prices

Total population: 17,988 (Urban population: 17,954 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 0)

Houses: 8,736 (7,585 occupied: 4,132 owner occupied, 3,214 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,140 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $135,224.

Median contract rent in 2019: $695 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $884)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,413


Median gross rent in Oswego, NY in 2019: $761

Housing units in Oswego with a mortgage: 2,484 (11 second mortgage, 187 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,640

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $90,067

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,603

Median monthly housing costs: $837

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Oswego, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year apartment built: 1951

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,363
  • Male householders: 3,561 (1,189 living alone), Female householders: 4,037 (1,555 living alone)
  • 2,426 spouses (2,382 opposite-sex spouses), 764 unmarried partners, (728 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,718 children (3,618 natural, 38 adopted, 60 stepchildren), 324 grandchildren, 67 brothers or sisters, 115 parents, 0 foster children, 186 other relatives, 1,544 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 684

Size of family households: 1,869 2-persons, 810 3-persons, 604 4-persons, 312 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,744 1-person, 687 2-persons, 184 3-persons, 227 4-persons, 39 5-persons.

1,433 married couples with children.
1,280 single-parent households (111 men, 1,169 women).

93.4% of residents of Oswego speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 615 (3.6%)
(80.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oswego, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oswego, New York
  • 9no bedroom
  • 591 bedroom
  • 7772 bedrooms
  • 1,9673 bedrooms
  • 9934 bedrooms
  • 1575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 141no bedroom
  • 1,1711 bedroom
  • 1,0682 bedrooms
  • 9153 bedrooms
  • 2504 bedrooms
  • 835+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 173no vehicle
  • 1,8681 vehicle
  • 1,5672 vehicles
  • 4923 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,108no vehicle
  • 1,1821 vehicle
  • 5942 vehicles
  • 2083 vehicles
  • 1104 vehicles
  • 625+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • 91 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 483 rooms
  • 2424 rooms
  • 3515 rooms
  • 8926 rooms
  • 6137 rooms
  • 8128 rooms
  • 9959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 1301 room
  • 1692 rooms
  • 8303 rooms
  • 8274 rooms
  • 5505 rooms
  • 4326 rooms
  • 3267 rooms
  • 1998 rooms
  • 1549+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Oswego, NY
  • Oswego, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Oswego, NY in 2019
  • 474Less than $10,000
  • 1,272$10,000 to $19,999
  • 878$20,000 to $29,999
  • 816$30,000 to $39,999
  • 587$40,000 to $49,999
  • 483$50,000 to $59,999
  • 561$60,000 to $74,999
  • 991$75,000 to $99,999
  • 484$100,000 to $124,999
  • 409$125,000 to $149,999
  • 245$150,000 to $199,999
  • 297$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Oswego, NY in 2019
  • 33Less than $10,000
  • 10$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 52$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 187$40,000 to $49,999
  • 230$50,000 to $59,999
  • 461$60,000 to $69,999
  • 462$70,000 to $79,999
  • 384$80,000 to $89,999
  • 246$90,000 to $99,999
  • 444$100,000 to $124,999
  • 436$125,000 to $149,999
  • 206$150,000 to $174,999
  • 56$175,000 to $199,999
  • 175$200,000 to $249,999
  • 111$250,000 to $299,999
  • 46$300,000 to $399,999
  • 43$400,000 to $499,999
  • 7$500,000 to $749,999
  • 9$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oswego, NY in 2019
  • 20Less than $100
  • 40$150 to $199
  • 85$200 to $249
  • 35$250 to $299
  • 40$300 to $349
  • 109$350 to $399
  • 141$400 to $449
  • 190$450 to $499
  • 252$500 to $549
  • 305$550 to $599
  • 311$600 to $649
  • 306$650 to $699
  • 324$700 to $749
  • 81$750 to $799
  • 341$800 to $899
  • 168$900 to $999
  • 296$1,000 to $1,249
  • 97$1,250 to $1,499
  • 186$1,500 to $1,999
  • 43$2,000 to $2,499
  • 22$3,500 or more
  • 100No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.5%
Number of people working at home: 153 (2.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 508
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,068
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,824
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,117
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 639
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 208
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 256
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 93
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 172
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 477
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 177
  • 90 or more minutes: 81
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oswego

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,239 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 604 (6.7%)
  • Bus: 55 (0.6%)
  • Taxi: 186 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 763 (8.4%)
  • Worked at home: 153 (1.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 9.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.1%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oswego, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oswego, New York
  • 1082010 or later
  • 1022000 to 2009
  • 2021990 to 1999
  • 1211980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 187Before 1970
Ancestries in Oswego, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 1,073 (17.5%)
  • Irish: 1,044 (17.0%)
  • German: 471 (7.7%)
  • American: 462 (7.5%)
  • Polish: 234 (3.8%)
  • English: 215 (3.5%)
  • French: 195 (3.2%)
  • French Canadian: 181 (3.0%)
  • European: 116 (1.9%)
  • Scottish: 90 (1.5%)
  • Canadian: 62 (1.0%)
  • Ukrainian: 56 (0.9%)
  • British West Indian: 55 (0.9%)
  • British: 50 (0.8%)
  • Russian: 44 (0.7%)
  • African: 42 (0.7%)
  • Egyptian: 40 (0.7%)
  • Eastern European: 33 (0.5%)
  • Brazilian: 32 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 30 (0.5%)
  • Swedish: 30 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 25 (0.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 15 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 11 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 9 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 8 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 8 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 8 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 3 (0.05%)

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

Philippines
Oswego:

15.4% (89)
New York:

2.0% (88,012)

Korea
Oswego:

6.8% (39)
New York:

2.0% (88,703)

Spain
Oswego:

6.2% (36)
New York:

0.3% (13,776)

Germany
Oswego:

5.9% (34)
New York:

1.0% (42,610)

Brazil
Oswego:

5.7% (33)
New York:

0.6% (26,210)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Oswego:

5.4% (31)
New York:

0.3% (13,151)

Dominican Republic
Oswego:

5.2% (30)
New York:

11.2% (496,813)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Oswego:

4.9% (28)
New York:

9.1% (403,478)

Scotland
Oswego:

4.2% (24)
New York:

0.1% (4,527)

Italy
Oswego:

4.0% (23)
New York:

2.0% (90,514)

Russia
Oswego:

3.3% (19)
New York:

1.7% (74,334)

Ukraine
Oswego:

3.3% (19)
New York:

1.7% (75,403)

Canada
Oswego:

3.3% (19)
New York:

1.2% (54,762)

Thailand
Oswego:

2.8% (16)
New York:

0.3% (13,384)

Sri Lanka
Oswego:

2.1% (12)
New York:

0.2% (7,081)

India
Oswego:

2.1% (12)
New York:

3.6% (161,045)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Oswego:

1.7% (10)
New York:

0.7% (33,091)

Mexico
Oswego:

1.7% (10)
New York:

5.0% (219,352)

Argentina
Oswego:

1.7% (10)
New York:

0.5% (20,780)

Denmark
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.0% (1,926)

Jamaica
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

5.2% (228,914)

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

  • This state: 14,799
  • Other state: 1,828
  • Northeast: 859
  • Midwest: 273
  • South: 531
  • West: 152

77.5% of Oswego residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82.6% lived in New York.


Oswego:

77.5%
State average:

89.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 75
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 26
  • 7th and 8th grade: 120
  • 9th grade: 41
  • 10th grade: 75
  • 11th grade: 104
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 128
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,597
  • Less than 1 year of college: 428
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 631
  • Associate degree: 523
  • Bachelor's degree: 900
  • Master's degree: 474
  • Professional school degree: 89
  • Doctorate degree: 121
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 63
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1
  • 7th and 8th grade: 182
  • 9th grade: 71
  • 10th grade: 101
  • 11th grade: 47
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 121
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,805
  • Less than 1 year of college: 520
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 626
  • Associate degree: 671
  • Bachelor's degree: 824
  • Master's degree: 680
  • Professional school degree: 87
  • Doctorate degree: 83
Educational Attainment for Females
Oswego marital status for males
Oswego marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,223
  • One, attached: 346
  • Two: 978
  • 3 or 4: 604
  • 5 to 9: 644
  • 10 to 19: 188
  • 20 to 49: 137
  • 50 or more: 513
  • Mobile homes: 85

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,687

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 3.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Oswego
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oswego, NY
  • 88.3%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswego, NY
  • 63.6%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 128
Here:

8.9%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

5.2%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

2.5%
New York:

37.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability