Oswego County Demographic Profile
Oswego County Demographic Profile

Oswego County Demographic Profile



Population

117,124

Land area (square miles)

953

Persons per square mile

122.5

Persons under 18 years old

20.9%

Persons 65 years old and over

16.8%

Female persons

49.92%

White persons

95.9%

Black or African American persons

1.2%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons

0.50%

Asian persons

0.70%

Persons reporting two or more races

1.6%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin

2.70%

High school graduates-- persons age 25+

88.19%

Bachelor's degree or higher-- persons age 25+

18.98%

Persons with a disability

11.4%

Housing units

54,721

Homeownership rate

73.7%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units

$104,600

Households

46,079

Persons per household

2.46

Median household income

$55,967

Per capital personal income**

$28,587

Persons below poverty

17.24%

Labor force (2019)

58,263

Average annual wage

$47,726

Unemployment rate (2020)

8.90%

Private employment

24,283

Public sector employment

9,174

Educational/social service/health jobs

10,718

Manufacturing jobs

3,228

Retail trade jobs

4,270

Construction jobs

1,673

Local government employment

7,067

Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ (minutes)

25.2

Minority-owned firms (2012)

7.10%

Women-owned firms (2012)

34.30%

Veteran-owned firms (2012) 12.37%

Metropolitan Area

Syracuse, NY MSA

*Source: U.S. Census (Quick Facts 2018), U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and NYS Department of Labor (2019 QCEW and LAUS)

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