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Oswego city, New York

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Oswego city, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,337
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,337
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 18,151
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -4.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,142
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,003
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 52.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $84,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,078
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $512
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $736
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 7,573
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.25
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 78.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 87.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 80.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 47,218
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 219,571
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 352,633
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $19,432
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 17.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $38,464
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,754
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2017 X
Total employment, 2017 X
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 1,378
Men-owned firms, 2012 608
Women-owned firms, 2012 528
Minority-owned firms, 2012 68
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,211
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 106
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,096
Population per square mile, 2010 2,382.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.61
FIPS Code 3655574
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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