Oswego, IL

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2022 Population
34,810
1.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
39.6
0.763% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
2.03%
5.79% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$112,109
4.98% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$300,400
9.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oswego, IL had a population of 34.8k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $112,109. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oswego, IL grew from 34,324 to 34,810, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $106,790 to $112,109, a 4.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oswego, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.93%), White (Hispanic) (7.37%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.83%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.48%).

None of the households in Oswego, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Oswego, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oswego, IL was $300,400, and the homeownership rate was 88.4%.

Most people in Oswego, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oswego, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oswego, IL is home to a population of 34.8k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.8% of Oswego, IL residents were born outside of the country (4.8k people).

In 2022, there were 6.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Oswego, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Oswego, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oswego, IL was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oswego, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.7k ± 1.4k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.46k ± 713
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 581
17.5%
Hispanic Population
6.11k people

In 2022, there were 6.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Oswego, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.5% of the people in Oswego, IL are hispanic (6.11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oswego, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.8k people
11.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.94k people

As of 2022, 13.8% of Oswego, IL residents (4.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oswego, IL was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    287 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    271 ± 155
  3. Vietnam
    149 ± 86

Oswego, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oswego, IL employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Oswego, IL are Educational Services (2,658 people), Retail Trade (2,229 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,213 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($147,151), Utilities ($117,153), and Public Administration ($91,838).

Occupations

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,384
3.47%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oswego, IL grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 17.3k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oswego, IL, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,218 people), Management Occupations (2,205 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,822 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oswego, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,384
3.47%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oswego, IL grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 17.3k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oswego, IL, are Educational Services (2,658 people), Retail Trade (2,229 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,213 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oswego, IL, though some of these residents may live in Oswego, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,855
Median earning men ± $3,007
$54,511
Median earning women ± $6,325

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($151,613), Public Administration ($91,299), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($145,988), Public Administration ($100,688), and Construction ($75,329).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oswego, IL was $300,400 in 2022, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $273,500 to $300,400, a 9.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Oswego, IL is 88.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oswego, IL have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oswego, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$300,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,257
$10,784
Median Property Taxes
±$829

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oswego, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oswego, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

88.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 88.4% of the housing units in Oswego, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 87.4%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Oswego, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$112,109
Median Household Income
± $5,457
12.2k
Number of Households
± 1,175

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Oswego, IL grew to $112,109 from the previous year's value of $106,790.

The following chart displays the households in Oswego, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oswego, IL is from Oswego, IL.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.11%)

In 2022, 74.7% of workers in Oswego, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oswego, IL have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.66% of the workforce in Oswego, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oswego, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oswego, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

2.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oswego, IL (704 out of 34.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oswego, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Oswego, IL has health coverage, with 66.2% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 8.2% on non-group plans, and 0.654% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.9%
Uninsured
66.2%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
8.2%
Non-Group
0.654%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oswego, IL declined by 6.76% from 4.18% to 3.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oswego, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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