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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: 8,549 (7,350 occupied: 3,691 owner occupied, 3,797 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

47%

Housing density: 1,116 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $81,653.

Median contract rent in 2016: $399 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $500)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $559


Median gross rent in Oswego, NY in 2016: $496

Housing units in Oswego with a mortgage: 2,218 (5 second mortgage, 317 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,470

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,078

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,952

Median monthly housing costs: $755


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Oswego, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,568 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$88,568
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,281 - $132,390
Median year house/condo built: 1937

Median year apartment built: 1947

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,653
  • In family households: 11,747 (2,038 male householders, 1,949 female householders)
    2,682 spouses, 4,054 children (3,839 natural, 29 adopted, 178 stepchildren), 202 grandchildren, 67 brothers or sisters, 66 parents, 156 other relatives, 498 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,386 (1,696 male householders (1,131 living alone)), 1,705 female householders (1,323 living alone)), 2,036 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 732

Size of family households: 1,996 2-persons, 801 3-persons, 793 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 89 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,464 1-person, 562 2-persons, 185 3-persons, 156 4-persons, 100 5-persons, 18 6-persons.

1,632 married couples with children.
1,462 single-parent households (343 men, 1,119 women).

92.8% of residents of Oswego speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 477 (2.7%)
(69.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 9002 bedrooms
  • 1,7423 bedrooms
  • 8324 bedrooms
  • 1995+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

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

  • 185no bedroom
  • 1,0531 bedroom
  • 1,0162 bedrooms
  • 9043 bedrooms
  • 4404 bedrooms
  • 2875+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 122no vehicle
  • 1,3491 vehicle
  • 1,6132 vehicles
  • 3893 vehicles
  • 804 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

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

  • 1,144no vehicle
  • 1,5611 vehicle
  • 8232 vehicles
  • 1523 vehicles
  • 1034 vehicles
  • 705+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 623 rooms
  • 2874 rooms
  • 4555 rooms
  • 7636 rooms
  • 6017 rooms
  • 6288 rooms
  • 8959+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

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

  • 1781 room
  • 2242 rooms
  • 5703 rooms
  • 9254 rooms
  • 6125 rooms
  • 4056 rooms
  • 3567 rooms
  • 2238 rooms
  • 2529+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 842Less than $10,000
  • 657$10,000 to $14,999
  • 524$15,000 to $19,999
  • 465$20,000 to $24,999
  • 306$25,000 to $29,999
  • 400$30,000 to $34,999
  • 403$35,000 to $39,999
  • 320$40,000 to $44,999
  • 169$45,000 to $49,999
  • 444$50,000 to $59,999
  • 789$60,000 to $74,999
  • 841$75,000 to $99,999
  • 396$100,000 to $124,999
  • 304$125,000 to $149,999
  • 212$150,000 to $199,999
  • 162$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Oswego, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Oswego, NY
  • 82Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 32$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 217$40,000 to $49,999
  • 414$50,000 to $59,999
  • 301$60,000 to $69,999
  • 522$70,000 to $79,999
  • 325$80,000 to $89,999
  • 203$90,000 to $99,999
  • 514$100,000 to $124,999
  • 319$125,000 to $149,999
  • 155$150,000 to $174,999
  • 76$175,000 to $199,999
  • 254$200,000 to $249,999
  • 88$250,000 to $299,999
  • 36$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25$400,000 to $499,999
  • 12$500,000 to $749,999
  • 15$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Oswego, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Oswego, NY
  • 46Less than $100
  • 29$100 to $149
  • 22$150 to $199
  • 70$200 to $249
  • 15$250 to $299
  • 122$300 to $349
  • 85$350 to $399
  • 147$400 to $449
  • 243$450 to $499
  • 263$500 to $549
  • 505$550 to $599
  • 354$600 to $649
  • 450$650 to $699
  • 187$700 to $749
  • 202$750 to $799
  • 125$800 to $899
  • 59$900 to $999
  • 566$1,000 to $1,249
  • 50$1,250 to $1,499
  • 171$1,500 to $1,999
  • 25$2,000 to $2,499
  • 7$2,500 to $2,999
  • 127No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 382010 or later
  • 1422000 to 2009
  • 1131990 to 1999
  • 1211980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 187Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Oswego population
Oswego commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 656
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,480
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,531
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 560
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 570
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 132
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 262
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 111
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 253
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 600
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 368
  • 90 or more minutes: 132
Oswego, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.4%
Number of people working at home: 62 (0.8% of all workers)

Oswego mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 7,779 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 806 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Taxi: 132 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (1%)
  • Walked: 565 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 74 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 1,299
 Italian: 1,057
 American: 759
 German: 700
 Polish: 306
 English: 275
 French (except Basque): 225
 European: 115
 French Canadian: 99
 Dutch: 86
 Russian: 69
 Scottish: 57
 British: 33
 Scotch-Irish: 33
 Norwegian: 33
 Ukrainian: 33
 African: 32
 Egyptian: 31
 Lebanese: 31
 Welsh: 22
 Brazilian: 18
 Canadian: 17
 Eastern European: 14
 Austrian: 14
 Pennsylvania German: 13
 Slovak: 12
 Swedish: 12
 Danish: 10
 Portuguese: 9
 Ghanaian: 9
 Haitian: 7

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

  • 18%Canada
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%Thailand
  • 6%Egypt
  • 6%England
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Korea

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

  • This state: 14,942
  • Other state: 2,009
  • Northeast: 824
  • Midwest: 334
  • South: 559
  • West: 229

78% of Oswego residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in New York.

Oswego:

77.9%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 44
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 142
  • 9th grade: 33
  • 10th grade: 193
  • 11th grade: 190
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 50
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,591
  • Less than 1 year of college: 345
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 655
  • Associate degree: 618
  • Bachelor's degree: 805
  • Master's degree: 446
  • Professional school degree: 91
  • Doctorate degree: 123

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 28
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 25
  • 5th and 6th grade: 12
  • 7th and 8th grade: 138
  • 9th grade: 27
  • 10th grade: 146
  • 11th grade: 206
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 175
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,832
  • Less than 1 year of college: 492
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 635
  • Associate degree: 602
  • Bachelor's degree: 707
  • Master's degree: 730
  • Professional school degree: 85
  • Doctorate degree: 30

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 9.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 1.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 17.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 33.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.7%Males
Oswego marital status for males
Oswego marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,128
  • One, attached: 323
  • Two: 1,021
  • 3 or 4: 555
  • 5 to 9: 654
  • 10 to 19: 271
  • 20 to 49: 162
  • 50 or more: 267
  • Mobile homes: 81

Median worth of mobile homes: $135,510

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Oswego:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oswego
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.2%)
  • Electricity (6.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (56.7%)
  • Electricity (34.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

8.7%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

2.8%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

2.4%
New York:

34.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled 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)