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Oswego, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $102,769 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$102,769
New York:

$368,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,090 - $147,576

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $129,802
Here:

$129,802
State:

$441,759

Townhouses or other attached units: $132,534
Here:

$132,534
State:

$658,853

In 2-unit structures: $91,895
Here:

$91,895
State:

$655,904

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,955
Here:

$160,955
State:

$784,206

Mobile homes: $50,101
Here:

$50,101
State:

$89,475

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

Houses: 8,488 (7,248 occupied: 3,786 owner occupied, 3,439 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

45%

Housing density: 1,108 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $107,149.

Median contract rent in 2021: $812 (lower quartile is $571, upper quartile is $987)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $1,345


Median gross rent in Oswego, NY in 2021: $921

Housing units in Oswego with a mortgage: 2,153 (302 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 286 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $84,829

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $60,320

Median monthly housing costs: $939

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Oswego, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year apartment built: 1963

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,013
  • Male householders: 3,164 (1,115 living alone), Female householders: 3,995 (1,376 living alone)
  • 2,379 spouses (2,338 opposite-sex spouses), 793 unmarried partners, (750 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,985 children (3,827 natural, 46 adopted, 111 stepchildren), 492 grandchildren, 123 brothers or sisters, 141 parents, 0 foster children, 162 other relatives, 997 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 777

Size of family households: 1,735 2-persons, 908 3-persons, 534 4-persons, 393 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 64 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,606 1-person, 574 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 7 5-persons.

1,743 married couples with children.
1,297 single-parent households (352 men, 945 women).

96.0% of residents of Oswego speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 543 (3.2%)
(60.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.3
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
  • 7no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 8002 bedrooms
  • 1,8393 bedrooms
  • 9434 bedrooms
  • 1565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 147no bedroom
  • 1,1101 bedroom
  • 1,1082 bedrooms
  • 6543 bedrooms
  • 3654 bedrooms
  • 555+ 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
  • 184no vehicle
  • 1,3521 vehicle
  • 1,6042 vehicles
  • 4473 vehicles
  • 934 vehicles
  • 1065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • 983no vehicle
  • 1,5191 vehicle
  • 8012 vehicles
  • 1013 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • 71 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 573 rooms
  • 1634 rooms
  • 4615 rooms
  • 7786 rooms
  • 7567 rooms
  • 6678 rooms
  • 8979+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 1471 room
  • 1492 rooms
  • 5983 rooms
  • 9574 rooms
  • 4955 rooms
  • 3656 rooms
  • 3827 rooms
  • 828 rooms
  • 2659+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 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 2021
  • 571Less than $10,000
  • 1,066$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,086$20,000 to $29,999
  • 687$30,000 to $39,999
  • 498$40,000 to $49,999
  • 545$50,000 to $59,999
  • 571$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,065$75,000 to $99,999
  • 435$100,000 to $124,999
  • 242$125,000 to $149,999
  • 365$150,000 to $199,999
  • 166$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Oswego, NY in 2021
  • 27Less than $10,000
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 20$30,000 to $34,999
  • 37$35,000 to $39,999
  • 109$40,000 to $49,999
  • 211$50,000 to $59,999
  • 328$60,000 to $69,999
  • 291$70,000 to $79,999
  • 335$80,000 to $89,999
  • 343$90,000 to $99,999
  • 556$100,000 to $124,999
  • 373$125,000 to $149,999
  • 180$150,000 to $174,999
  • 49$175,000 to $199,999
  • 252$200,000 to $249,999
  • 159$250,000 to $299,999
  • 149$300,000 to $399,999
  • 16$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oswego, NY in 2021
  • 11Less than $100
  • 58$150 to $199
  • 34$200 to $249
  • 65$250 to $299
  • 15$300 to $349
  • 66$350 to $399
  • 264$400 to $449
  • 72$450 to $499
  • 198$500 to $549
  • 82$550 to $599
  • 218$600 to $649
  • 79$650 to $699
  • 256$700 to $749
  • 148$750 to $799
  • 633$800 to $899
  • 317$900 to $999
  • 474$1,000 to $1,249
  • 91$1,250 to $1,499
  • 150$1,500 to $1,999
  • 50$2,000 to $2,499
  • 11$3,500 or more
  • 106No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.3%
Number of people working at home: 939 (14.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 307
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,114
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,219
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 882
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 348
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 208
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 246
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 180
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 103
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 302
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 149
  • 90 or more minutes: 54
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Oswego

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,259 (78.0%)
  • Carpooled: 517 (5.6%)
  • Bus: 129 (1.4%)
  • Taxi: 130 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 534 (5.7%)
  • Worked at home: 939 (10.1%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 16.5%Males
  • 9.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 76.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 16.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 46.2%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
  • 1342010 or later
  • 752000 to 2009
  • 1241990 to 1999
  • 1211980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 187Before 1970
Ancestries in Oswego, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 1,137 (22.1%)
  • Italian: 917 (17.8%)
  • American: 539 (10.5%)
  • German: 512 (9.9%)
  • English: 289 (5.6%)
  • Polish: 250 (4.9%)
  • French Canadian: 169 (3.3%)
  • French: 135 (2.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 81 (1.6%)
  • British West Indian: 74 (1.4%)
  • Scottish: 64 (1.2%)
  • European: 50 (1.0%)
  • Egyptian: 32 (0.6%)
  • Dutch: 26 (0.5%)
  • Swedish: 26 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 25 (0.5%)
  • Canadian: 24 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 21 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 21 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 18 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 16 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 16 (0.3%)
  • African: 13 (0.3%)
  • Yugoslavian: 11 (0.2%)
  • British: 10 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 7 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 6 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 6 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 5 (0.10%)
  • Brazilian: 4 (0.08%)
  • Norwegian: 4 (0.08%)

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

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Oswego:

9.7% (43)
New York:

0.3% (14,887)

Philippines
Oswego:

9.3% (41)
New York:

2.0% (89,483)

Korea
Oswego:

8.4% (37)
New York:

1.8% (83,124)

Scotland
Oswego:

7.7% (34)
New York:

0.1% (5,070)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Oswego:

6.5% (29)
New York:

9.1% (409,860)

Italy
Oswego:

5.0% (22)
New York:

1.9% (86,021)

Nepal
Oswego:

4.5% (20)
New York:

0.4% (16,178)

Thailand
Oswego:

3.8% (17)
New York:

0.3% (13,700)

Uzbekistan
Oswego:

3.6% (16)
New York:

0.7% (32,766)

Dominican Republic
Oswego:

3.6% (16)
New York:

11.2% (506,549)

Jamaica
Oswego:

3.6% (16)
New York:

5.2% (234,051)

India
Oswego:

3.4% (15)
New York:

3.5% (158,855)

Ireland
Oswego:

2.9% (13)
New York:

0.6% (27,106)

Sri Lanka
Oswego:

2.9% (13)
New York:

0.2% (7,460)

Spain
Oswego:

2.7% (12)
New York:

0.3% (14,114)

Canada
Oswego:

2.7% (12)
New York:

1.3% (58,625)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Oswego:

2.0% (9)
New York:

0.8% (35,405)

Ukraine
Oswego:

2.0% (9)
New York:

1.7% (77,987)

Mexico
Oswego:

1.8% (8)
New York:

4.7% (213,439)

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

  • This state: 13,653
  • Other state: 2,700
  • Northeast: 619
  • Midwest: 447
  • South: 1,477
  • West: 237

81.7% 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, 61.0% lived in New York.


Oswego:

81.7%
State average:

89.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 232
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2
  • 5th and 6th grade: 14
  • 7th and 8th grade: 96
  • 9th grade: 88
  • 10th grade: 53
  • 11th grade: 59
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 121
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,775
  • Less than 1 year of college: 207
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 728
  • Associate degree: 677
  • Bachelor's degree: 791
  • Master's degree: 266
  • Professional school degree: 49
  • Doctorate degree: 86
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 32
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 171
  • 9th grade: 23
  • 10th grade: 44
  • 11th grade: 78
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 203
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,857
  • Less than 1 year of college: 370
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 560
  • Associate degree: 797
  • Bachelor's degree: 864
  • Master's degree: 643
  • Professional school degree: 122
  • Doctorate degree: 63
Educational Attainment for Females
Oswego marital status for males
Oswego marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,232
  • One, attached: 340
  • Two: 789
  • 3 or 4: 716
  • 5 to 9: 589
  • 10 to 19: 82
  • 20 to 49: 131
  • 50 or more: 535
  • Mobile homes: 65
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,030

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 4.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 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
  • 87.6%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswego, NY
  • 61.0%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 326
Here:

17.9%
New York:

16.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

2.1%
New York:

16.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 213
Here:

12.6%
New York:

39.3%
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