Oswego County, New York Population 2020

Oswego County, New York's estimated population is 116,842 with a growth rate of -0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Oswego County, New York is the 24th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020116,842-528-0.45%
2019117,370-528-0.45%
2018117,898-528-0.45%
2017118,426-455-0.38%
2016118,881-847-0.71%
2015119,728-860-0.71%
2014120,588-581-0.48%
2013121,169-281-0.23%
2012121,450-517-0.42%
2011121,967-174-0.14%
2010122,1413700.30%
1990121,7717,8706.91%
1980113,90113,00412.89%
1970100,89714,77917.16%
196086,1188,93711.58%
195077,1815,9068.29%
194071,2751,6302.34%
193069,645-1,400-1.97%
192071,045-619-0.86%
191071,6647831.10%
190070,881-1,002-1.39%
189071,883-6,028-7.74%
188077,911-30-0.04%
187077,9411,9832.61%
186075,95813,76022.12%
185062,19818,57942.59%
184043,61916,50060.84%
183027,11914,745119.16%
182012,3740.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.45%
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Founded
1816
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Oswego County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White113,88595.62%
Two or More Races2,2021.85%
Black or African American1,3251.11%
Asian8820.74%
Some Other Race6040.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native1900.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.01%
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Oswego County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Oswego County, New York Median Age

40


Total

39.2


Male

40.8


Female

Oswego County, New York Adults

There are 93,675 adults, (18,238 of whom are seniors) in Oswego County, New York.

Oswego County, New York Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Oswego County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

59,456

49.92%

Male

59,648

50.08%

Oswego County, New York Households and Families

Oswego County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oswego County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All72.8%27.2%
Male69.2%30.8%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Female45.7%54.3%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,0322.4872.8
Married22,2152.9890.3
Non Family15,3911.3557.7
Female5,4383.2445.7
Male2,9883.2169.2

2.91

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

10.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Oswego County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6843.35%
9th to 12th Grade7,1208.88%
High School Graduate30,17537.65%
Some College14,78318.44%
Associates Degree10,49313.09%
Bachelors Degree8,77410.95%
Graduate Degree6,1207.64%
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Oswego County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White77,32068,13914,347
Hispanic1,248957230
Multiple Races831676170
Asian490405177
Black44334365
Other Race230168
Native American1401076
Islander666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander 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$36,640$43,359$29,858
Less Than High School$24,288$29,894$15,872
High School Grad$31,444$38,125$24,122
Some College$36,977$47,950$29,354
Bachelors Degree$43,723$56,861$36,304
Graduate Degree$64,873$74,447$62,779

$36,640

Average Earnings

$43,359

Average Male

$29,858

Average Female

Oswego County, New York Language

Oswego County, New York Language by Age

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Oswego County, New York Language

96.21% of Oswego County, New York residents speak only English, while 3.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Oswego County, New York Poverty

Oswego County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White108,32918,62917.20%
Hispanic2,3441,03143.98%
Multiple1,99044322.26%
Other49237876.83%
Black66135353.40%
Native1494328.86%
Asian674334.90%
Islander7114.29%

17.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.60%

Male Poverty Rate

19.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oswego County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oswego County, New York is Other, with 76.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oswego County, New York is Asian, with 4.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.39%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.16%
High School14.93%
Some College9.80%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.47%
Male Unemployed38.59%
Female Employed9.94%
Male Employed6.62%

Oswego County, New York Income

Oswego County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,597$68,539
Families$64,563$78,469
Married Families$78,919$92,197
Non Families$32,337$44,107
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Oswego County, New York Marital Status

Oswego County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Oswego County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Oswego County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oswego County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Oswego County, New York Veterans

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8,812

Number of Veterans

8,227

Male Veterans

585

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,220
First Gulf War1,596
Second Gulf War1,482
Korea774
World War II278
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,415
35 to 542,189
75+1,794
55 to 641,598
18 to 34816
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,7069.68%
Hispanic1216.26%
2 or More363.12%
Asian365.03%
Black161.43%
Other92.21%
Indian95.39%

Oswego County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oswego County, New York Employment Status

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.10%

Born in New York

98.21%

Native Born

1.79%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.21% of Oswego County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 87.10% having been born in New York. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990