Oswego, New York Population 2020

17,111
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Oswego is a city located in New York. Oswego has a 2020 population of 17,111. Oswego is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -5.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,142 in 2010. Oswego reached it's highest population of 18,142 in 2010.

The average household income in Oswego is $60,735 with a poverty rate of 28.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $766 per month, and the median house value is $85,100. The median age in Oswego is 35 years, 31.8 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.4 males.

Oswego Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oswego was:

  • White: 92.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Other race: 2.02%
  • Black or African American: 1.91%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Oswego, New York is 17,111, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,337.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,142.

Oswego, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,19692.09%
Two or More Races4462.54%
Some Other Race3562.02%
Black or African American3361.91%
Asian2221.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Oswego Population Pyramid 2020

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Oswego Median Age

35


Total

31.8


Male

37.9


Female

Oswego Adults

There are 14,213 adults, (2,522 of whom are seniors) in Oswego.

Oswego Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Oswego Sex Ratio

Female

8,732

49.65%

Male

8,856

50.35%

Oswego Households and Families

Oswego Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oswego Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
Male57.9%42.1%
All52%48%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female29.9%70.1%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5512.2452
Non Family3,5501.5137.7
Married2,5112.9480.6
Female1,0602.6929.9
Male4303.0457.9

2.75

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Oswego Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4644.11%
9th to 12th Grade8227.29%
High School Graduate3,45030.60%
Some College2,21019.60%
Associates Degree1,21810.80%
Bachelors Degree1,56513.88%
Graduate Degree1,54713.72%
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Oswego Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,3879,2972,860
Hispanic49642093
Black18812650
Asian174174129
Multiple Races15010746
Other Race137116
Native American206
Islander666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,728$44,032$31,378
Less Than High School$13,935$$14,167
High School Grad$29,523$37,379$20,094
Some College$32,560$44,808$28,173
Bachelors Degree$40,146$50,250$35,955
Graduate Degree$67,635$72,955$67,167

$35,728

Average Earnings

$44,032

Average Male

$31,378

Average Female

Oswego Language

Oswego Language by Age

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Oswego Language

93.44% of Oswego residents speak only English, while 6.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Oswego Poverty

Oswego Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1813,96826.14%
Hispanic87450457.67%
Other34231391.52%
Black27218367.28%
Multiple43511125.52%
Asian20862.88%

28.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.13%

Male Poverty Rate

27.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oswego

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oswego is Other, with 91.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oswego is Asian, with 2.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.01%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.77%
High School23.48%
Some College18.00%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.04%
Male Unemployed55.83%
Female Employed17.31%
Male Employed14.16%

Oswego Income

Oswego Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,585$60,735
Families$51,624$72,104
Married Families$77,822-
Non Families$29,507$46,192
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Oswego Marital Status

Oswego Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Oswego Married by Age and Sex

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Oswego Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oswego Marital Status by Race

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Oswego Veterans

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1,036

Number of Veterans

981

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam308
Second Gulf War244
First Gulf War180
Korea160
World War II26
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Age Group Veterans
75+279
65 to 74270
35 to 54198
18 to 34185
55 to 64104
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0137.66%
Asian178.81%
Hispanic91.32%
2 or More41.98%
Black20.69%

Oswego Veterans by Education

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11.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oswego Employment Status

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,111-113-0.66%
201917,224-113-0.65%
201817,337-113-0.65%
201717,450-117-0.67%
201617,567-172-0.97%
201517,739-117-0.66%
201417,856-127-0.71%
201317,983-126-0.70%
201218,109360.20%
201118,073-69-0.38%
201018,1420.00%