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Oswego, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,935 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Oswego:

$88,935
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,517 - $132,281

Oswego,NY index of house prices

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

Houses: 8,668 (7,587 occupied: 3,957 owner occupied, 3,688 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,131 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $72,566.

Median contract rent in 2017: $399 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $500)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,073


Median gross rent in Oswego, NY in 2017: $496

Housing units in Oswego with a mortgage: 2,515 (4 second mortgage, 357 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,439

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $74,764

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,500

Median monthly housing costs: $804


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Oswego, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1940

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,522
  • In family households: 11,687 (1,776 male householders, 2,357 female householders)
    2,551 spouses, 3,921 children (3,746 natural, 31 adopted, 127 stepchildren), 194 grandchildren, 69 brothers or sisters, 94 parents, 117 other relatives, 618 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,045 (1,682 male householders (1,193 living alone)), 1,767 female householders (1,404 living alone)), 1,514 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 706

Size of family households: 2,024 2-persons, 874 3-persons, 673 4-persons, 368 5-persons, 124 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,618 1-person, 500 2-persons, 116 3-persons, 210 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 11 6-persons.

1,545 married couples with children.
1,454 single-parent households (246 men, 1,208 women).

92.9% of residents of Oswego speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% 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).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 549 (3.1%)
(65.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 8972 bedrooms
  • 1,9873 bedrooms
  • 8564 bedrooms
  • 1505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 185no bedroom
  • 9891 bedroom
  • 1,0992 bedrooms
  • 9963 bedrooms
  • 2884 bedrooms
  • 485+ 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
  • 84no vehicle
  • 1,3801 vehicle
  • 1,9392 vehicles
  • 3953 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oswego in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,233no vehicle
  • 1,4611 vehicle
  • 6712 vehicles
  • 2323 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oswego, New York
  • 01 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 313 rooms
  • 2984 rooms
  • 3445 rooms
  • 1,0196 rooms
  • 5727 rooms
  • 8228 rooms
  • 9029+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oswego, New York
  • 1831 room
  • 1682 rooms
  • 5133 rooms
  • 1,0444 rooms
  • 7205 rooms
  • 2876 rooms
  • 3867 rooms
  • 1798 rooms
  • 1679+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 997Less than $10,000
  • 795$10,000 to $19,999
  • 825$20,000 to $29,999
  • 993$30,000 to $39,999
  • 644$40,000 to $49,999
  • 479$50,000 to $59,999
  • 654$60,000 to $74,999
  • 778$75,000 to $99,999
  • 509$100,000 to $124,999
  • 363$125,000 to $149,999
  • 197$150,000 to $199,999
  • 183$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Oswego, NY in 2017
  • 59Less than $10,000
  • 14$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 40$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$35,000 to $39,999
  • 147$40,000 to $49,999
  • 413$50,000 to $59,999
  • 477$60,000 to $69,999
  • 593$70,000 to $79,999
  • 394$80,000 to $89,999
  • 244$90,000 to $99,999
  • 402$100,000 to $124,999
  • 462$125,000 to $149,999
  • 248$150,000 to $174,999
  • 64$175,000 to $199,999
  • 217$200,000 to $249,999
  • 93$250,000 to $299,999
  • 35$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 14$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Oswego, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oswego, NY in 2017
  • 44Less than $100
  • 33$100 to $149
  • 115$150 to $199
  • 104$200 to $249
  • 48$250 to $299
  • 121$300 to $349
  • 256$350 to $399
  • 137$400 to $449
  • 66$450 to $499
  • 250$500 to $549
  • 288$550 to $599
  • 246$600 to $649
  • 564$650 to $699
  • 208$700 to $749
  • 181$750 to $799
  • 233$800 to $899
  • 109$900 to $999
  • 131$1,000 to $1,249
  • 95$1,250 to $1,499
  • 238$1,500 to $1,999
  • 26$2,000 to $2,499
  • 54$3,500 or more
  • 120No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.4%
Number of people working at home: 98 (1.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 753
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,434
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,280
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 804
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 660
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 219
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 311
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 123
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 241
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 620
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 231
  • 90 or more minutes: 166
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oswego

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,809 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 627 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (1%)
  • Taxi: 139 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 558 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 98 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 19.4%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.8%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
  • 912010 or later
  • 1062000 to 2009
  • 1711990 to 1999
  • 1211980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 187Before 1970
Ancestries in Oswego, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 1,209 (18.0%)
  • Irish: 1,122 (16.7%)
  • American: 527 (7.8%)
  • German: 466 (6.9%)
  • French: 260 (3.9%)
  • English: 259 (3.9%)
  • Polish: 203 (3.0%)
  • French Canadian: 155 (2.3%)
  • European: 146 (2.2%)
  • Dutch: 69 (1.0%)
  • Scottish: 66 (1.0%)
  • Canadian: 60 (0.9%)
  • Russian: 57 (0.8%)
  • British West Indian: 51 (0.8%)
  • Ukrainian: 50 (0.7%)
  • British: 48 (0.7%)
  • Egyptian: 31 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 31 (0.5%)
  • Norwegian: 30 (0.4%)
  • African: 27 (0.4%)
  • Brazilian: 20 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 20 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 16 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 14 (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 13 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 10 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 8 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 8 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 7 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 6 (0.09%)
  • Ghanaian: 3 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 1 (0.01%)

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

Canada
Oswego:

15.1% (87)
New York:

1.3% (56,143)

Philippines
Oswego:

12.8% (74)
New York:

2.0% (88,891)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Oswego:

8.0% (46)
New York:

8.9% (401,276)

Thailand
Oswego:

5.5% (32)
New York:

0.3% (12,823)

Germany
Oswego:

5.2% (30)
New York:

1.0% (46,806)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Oswego:

4.5% (26)
New York:

0.3% (14,792)

Spain
Oswego:

4.0% (23)
New York:

0.3% (14,227)

Brazil
Oswego:

3.8% (22)
New York:

0.5% (24,642)

Ukraine
Oswego:

3.6% (21)
New York:

1.8% (78,709)

Korea
Oswego:

3.6% (21)
New York:

2.1% (94,619)

Dominican Republic
Oswego:

3.3% (19)
New York:

11.0% (494,465)

Russia
Oswego:

3.1% (18)
New York:

1.7% (76,702)

England
Oswego:

2.6% (15)
New York:

0.6% (25,684)

Other Western Africa
Oswego:

2.4% (14)
New York:

0.7% (32,350)

Italy
Oswego:

2.2% (13)
New York:

2.2% (97,617)

Ireland
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.6% (28,528)

Denmark
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.0% (2,077)

Kazakhstan
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.1% (4,336)

Hong Kong
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.9% (42,011)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Oswego:

1.6% (9)
New York:

0.7% (30,185)

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

  • This state: 15,126
  • Other state: 1,608
  • Northeast: 701
  • Midwest: 326
  • South: 455
  • West: 112

76.8% of Oswego residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81.5% lived in New York.


Oswego:

76.8%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 30
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2
  • 7th and 8th grade: 78
  • 9th grade: 56
  • 10th grade: 202
  • 11th grade: 198
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 65
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,575
  • Less than 1 year of college: 397
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 526
  • Associate degree: 589
  • Bachelor's degree: 783
  • Master's degree: 511
  • Professional school degree: 61
  • Doctorate degree: 141
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 20
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 121
  • 9th grade: 37
  • 10th grade: 135
  • 11th grade: 188
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 77
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,950
  • Less than 1 year of college: 490
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 451
  • Associate degree: 845
  • Bachelor's degree: 718
  • Master's degree: 844
  • Professional school degree: 28
  • Doctorate degree: 124
Educational Attainment for Females
Oswego marital status for males
Oswego marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,145
  • One, attached: 342
  • Two: 1,036
  • 3 or 4: 592
  • 5 to 9: 744
  • 10 to 19: 221
  • 20 to 49: 92
  • 50 or more: 510
  • Mobile homes: 63

Median worth of mobile homes: $56,592

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 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
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oswego, NY
  • 63.5%Utility gas
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 65
Here:

4.6%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

3.4%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

3.6%
New York:

33.9%
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