Oswego County, NY

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2022 Population
118,037
0.0153% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.983% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.1%
4.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,054
4.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$131,800
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,486
0.788% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Oswego County, NY had a population of 118k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $65,054. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oswego County, NY grew from 118,019 to 118,037, a 0.0153% increase and its median household income grew from $61,983 to $65,054, a 4.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oswego County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), White (Hispanic) (1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.984%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.956%).

None of the households in Oswego County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Oswego County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oswego County, NY are State University of New York at Oswego (2,115 degrees awarded in 2022) and Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (25 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Oswego County, NY was $131,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Oswego County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Oswego County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oswego County, NY is home to a population of 118k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.03% of Oswego County, NY residents were born outside of the country (2.39k people).

In 2022, there were 32.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Oswego County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Oswego County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oswego County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oswego County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 474
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 466
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.18k ± 262
2.88%
Hispanic Population
3.4k people

In 2022, there were 32.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Oswego County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.88% of the people in Oswego County, NY are hispanic (3.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.39k people
2.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.38k people

As of 2022, 2.03% of Oswego County, NY residents (2.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oswego County, NY was 2.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,899 ± 351
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,582 ± 276
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,116 ± 180

Oswego County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oswego County, NY employs 54.5k people. The largest industries in Oswego County, NY are Retail Trade (7,785 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,711 people), and Educational Services (6,224 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,533), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,147), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,118).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

54.5k
2022 Value
± 1,592
−0.788%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oswego County, NY declined at a rate of −0.788%, from 54.9k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oswego County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,515 people), Management Occupations (5,062 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,668 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oswego County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.5k
2022 Value
± 1,592
−0.788%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oswego County, NY declined at a rate of −0.788%, from 54.9k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oswego County, NY, are Retail Trade (7,785 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,711 people), and Educational Services (6,224 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oswego County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Oswego County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,187
Median earning men ± $2,015
$33,743
Median earning women ± $1,174

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,638), Public Administration ($65,406), and Manufacturing ($63,258).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,198), Public Administration ($53,102), and Manufacturing ($46,769).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 643
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 439
    Retail Trade
  3. 409
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oswego County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.5%), followed by Other (1.59%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oswego County, NY awarded 2,140 degrees. The student population of Oswego County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,215 male students and 3,714 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oswego County, NY are White (1,560 and 74.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (220 and 10.5%), Black or African American (168 and 8.01%), and Asian (77 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Oswego County, NY by number of degrees awarded are State University of New York at Oswego (2,115 and 98.8%) and Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (25 and 1.17%).

The most popular majors in Oswego County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (292 and 13.6%), General Psychology (106 and 4.95%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (100 and 4.67%).

The median tuition cost in Oswego County, NY for a public four year colleges is $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oswego County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,929 (46.4% men and 53.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,929 students enrolled in Oswego County, NY, 46.4% men and 53.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,573 records, of which 53.6% were women and 46.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oswego County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oswego County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,115 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was State University of New York at Oswego with 2,115 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 940 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oswego County, NY, which is 0.783 times less than the 1,200 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,560 degrees mean that there were 7.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 220 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,070) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,699) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oswego County, NY was $131,800 in 2022, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $131,800, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Oswego County, NY is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oswego County, NY have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oswego County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oswego County, NY is $65,054. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oswego County, NY was Census Tract 214.02 with a value of $87,955, followed by Census Tract 215.01 and Census Tract 207.03, with respective values of $82,629 and $80,573.

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oswego County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

Property

$131,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,647
$34,694
Median Property Taxes
±$1,224

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oswego County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
59.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Oswego County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 214.02
  2. Census Tract 215.01
  3. Census Tract 207.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oswego County, NY was Census Tract 214.02 with a value of $87,955, followed by Census Tract 215.01 and Census Tract 207.03, with respective values of $82,629 and $80,573.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oswego County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,054
Median Household Income
± $2,122
47.2k
Number of Households
± 1,431

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.2k households in Oswego County, NY grew to $65,054 from the previous year's value of $61,983.

The following chart displays the households in Oswego County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oswego County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.61%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Oswego County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (6.61%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oswego County, NY have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Oswego County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oswego County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oswego County, NY (19.3k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oswego County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.2% of the children was living in poverty in Oswego County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 212 in Oswego County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 61.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Oswego County, NY has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oswego County, NY see 2390 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (2508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2155 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 650 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,390 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oswego County, NY

Primary care physicians in Oswego County, NY see an average of 2,390 patients per year. This represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (2,508 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.24%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oswego County, NY grew by 1.78% from 4.16% to 4.24%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.8 in Oswego County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.5% in Oswego County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.27% in Oswego County, NY.

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