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Oswego, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Oswego,NY index of house prices

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

Houses: 8,080 (7,338 occupied: 3,972 owner occupied, 3,406 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

47%

Housing density: 1,055 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $70,652.

Median contract rent in 2015: $399 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $500)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $539


Median gross rent in Oswego, NY in 2015: $496

Housing units in Oswego with a mortgage: 2,036 (160 second mortgage, 222 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,500

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,402

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,006

Median monthly housing costs: $756


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Oswego, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $86,829 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$86,829
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,361 - $120,854
Median year house/condo built: 1936

Median year apartment built: 1952

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,090
  • In family households: 12,295 (2,827 male householders, 1,187 female householders)
    2,900 spouses, 4,575 children (4,304 natural, 101 adopted, 170 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 132 brothers or sisters, 90 parents, 80 other relatives, 379 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,795 (1,439 male householders (944 living alone)), 1,908 female householders (1,565 living alone)), 1,448 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 864 (640 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,692 2-persons, 952 3-persons, 831 4-persons, 354 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,509 1-person, 511 2-persons, 168 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

2,465 married couples with children.
1,274 single-parent households (219 men, 1,055 women).

93.7% of residents of Oswego speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 483 (2.7%)
(61.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oswego, New York:

  • 5no bedroom
  • 841 bedroom
  • 8892 bedrooms
  • 1,8893 bedrooms
  • 8054 bedrooms
  • 1655+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York:

  • 103no bedroom
  • 1,0581 bedroom
  • 1,1742 bedrooms
  • 8133 bedrooms
  • 2944 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 255no vehicle
  • 1,3791 vehicle
  • 1,8042 vehicles
  • 3353 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments

  • 798no vehicle
  • 1,7571 vehicle
  • 6472 vehicles
  • 1543 vehicles
  • 844 vehicles
  • 615+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York:

  • 51 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 853 rooms
  • 1464 rooms
  • 4985 rooms
  • 1,0016 rooms
  • 8827 rooms
  • 6458 rooms
  • 5759+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York:

  • 791 room
  • 2482 rooms
  • 7243 rooms
  • 7684 rooms
  • 6335 rooms
  • 5086 rooms
  • 2757 rooms
  • 1318 rooms
  • 1359+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 household income distribution

  • Oswego, NY household income distribution
  • 1,305Less than $10,000
  • 816$10,000 to $14,999
  • 715$15,000 to $19,999
  • 545$20,000 to $24,999
  • 488$25,000 to $29,999
  • 372$30,000 to $34,999
  • 467$35,000 to $39,999
  • 324$40,000 to $44,999
  • 285$45,000 to $49,999
  • 509$50,000 to $59,999
  • 631$60,000 to $74,999
  • 488$75,000 to $99,999
  • 267$100,000 to $124,999
  • 70$125,000 to $149,999
  • 35$150,000 to $199,999
  • 44$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Oswego, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Oswego, NY
  • 35Less than $10,000
  • 22$10,000 to $14,999
  • 31$20,000 to $24,999
  • 50$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$35,000 to $39,999
  • 312$40,000 to $49,999
  • 281$50,000 to $59,999
  • 484$60,000 to $69,999
  • 554$70,000 to $79,999
  • 335$80,000 to $89,999
  • 224$90,000 to $99,999
  • 597$100,000 to $124,999
  • 405$125,000 to $149,999
  • 134$150,000 to $174,999
  • 104$175,000 to $199,999
  • 150$200,000 to $249,999
  • 94$250,000 to $299,999
  • 48$300,000 to $399,999
  • 26$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • 20$750,000 to $999,999
  • 8$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Oswego, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Oswego, NY
  • 26Less than $100
  • 46$100 to $149
  • 27$150 to $199
  • 134$200 to $249
  • 139$250 to $299
  • 66$300 to $349
  • 79$350 to $399
  • 134$400 to $449
  • 366$450 to $499
  • 201$500 to $549
  • 413$550 to $599
  • 94$600 to $649
  • 615$650 to $699
  • 222$700 to $749
  • 170$750 to $799
  • 145$800 to $899
  • 235$900 to $999
  • 27$1,000 to $1,249
  • 179$1,250 to $1,499
  • 63$1,500 to $1,999
  • 31$2,000 to $2,499
  • 9$2,500 to $2,999
  • 108No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 621995 to March 2000
  • 391990 to 1994
  • 711985 to 1989
  • 501980 to 1984
  • 391975 to 1979
  • 351970 to 1974
  • 371965 to 1969
  • 150Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Oswego commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 886
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,141
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,421
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 852
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 600
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 163
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 258
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 68
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 134
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 386
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 170
  • 90 or more minutes: 103
Oswego, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.5%
Number of people working at home: 174 (2.4% of all workers)

Oswego mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,652 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 805 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 107 (1%)
  • Taxi: 38 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (1%)
  • Walked: 528 (7%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 174 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 3,074
 Italian: 2,718
 German: 1,597
 English: 1,276
 French (except Basque): 988
 Other groups: 968
 United States or American: 880
 Polish: 793
 French Canadian: 357
 Scottish: 195
 Scotch-Irish: 156
 Dutch: 140
 Welsh: 123
 Russian: 91
 Ukrainian: 78
 Swedish: 75
 Arab:: 54
 European: 48
 Greek: 33
 Lithuanian: 31
 Lebanese: 31
 African: 31
 Subsaharan African:: 31
 Hungarian: 28
 Eastern European: 28
 British: 27
 Norwegian: 27
 Danish: 24
 Latvian: 23
 Egyptian: 23
 Swiss: 23
 Canadian: 16
 Israeli: 13
 Armenian: 8
 Bulgarian: 8
 Serbian: 7
 Iranian: 7
 Northern European: 6
 Austrian: 6
 New Zealander: 5
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 5
 Jamaican: 5
 Belgian: 4
 Portuguese: 4

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

  • 15%Canada
  • 11%India
  • 10%Italy
  • 8%United Kingdom
  • 8%Philippines
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Other Eastern Europe

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

  • This state: 15,772
  • Northeast: 694
  • Midwest: 357
  • South: 397
  • West: 151

50% of Oswego 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, 82% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 28
  • 5th and 6th grade: 21
  • 7th and 8th grade: 216
  • 9th grade: 149
  • 10th grade: 201
  • 11th grade: 155
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 121
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,570
  • Less than 1 year of college: 189
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 704
  • Associate degree: 301
  • Bachelor's degree: 736
  • Master's degree: 345
  • Professional school degree: 57
  • Doctorate degree: 58

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 41
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 165
  • 7th and 8th grade: 371
  • 9th grade: 197
  • 10th grade: 185
  • 11th grade: 239
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 157
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,191
  • Less than 1 year of college: 373
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 731
  • Associate degree: 349
  • Bachelor's degree: 590
  • Master's degree: 436
  • Professional school degree: 61
  • Doctorate degree: 45

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 24.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 42.3%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 16.7%Males
Oswego marital status for males
Oswego marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,825
  • One, attached: 184
  • Two: 1,129
  • 3 or 4: 741
  • 5 to 9: 579
  • 10 to 19: 132
  • 20 to 49: 61
  • 50 or more: 400
  • Mobile homes: 29

Median worth of mobile homes: $114,969

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Oswego:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 76.1%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 116
Here:

5.8%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

5.6%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 124
Here:

5.1%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)