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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Oswego County is located in New York with a population of 119,833. In Oswego County, most residents own their homes. In Oswego County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Residents of Oswego County tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oswego County are above average.
Population
119,833

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Oswego County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    453.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,824.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Oswego County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,755
National
$55,322

Oswego County Reviews

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I liked that Oswego has great access to lake Ontario. I would like to see more factories in Oswego to help bring more jobs to the area. I would also like to more community activities for youth and young adults to help curve the growing drug problem.
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Oswego county is a beautiful area with alot to offer. There are many different opportunities for people looking to settle here, or just visit.
As an Oswego native, my experience growing up here has been good. People are friendly and there is great care for the community. The City of Oswego is currently under major improvements as well thanks to the the new leadership in the city.