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0.55% decline
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Median Household Income
3.58% growth
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Number of Employees
0.37% growth
Median Property Value
1.27% growth

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The economy of Oswego County, NY employs 52,399 people. The economy of Oswego County, NY is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Construction, which employ respectively 4.18; 1.27; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Oswego County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,995), Retail trade (6,809), and Educational Services (6,202), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,497), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,500), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,530).

Median household income in Oswego County, NY is $49,571. Males in Oswego County, NY have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,624. The income inequality of Oswego County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Oswego County, NY. In Oswego County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 38 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,601. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Oswego County, NY is home to a population of 120,513 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Oswego County, NY is composed of 113,850 White residents (94.5%), 2,869 Hispanic residents (2.38%), 1,839 Two+ residents (1.53%), 918 Black residents (0.76%), and 788 Asian residents (0.65%). The most common foreign languages in Oswego County, NY are Spanish (2,067 speakers), French (458 speakers), and Other West Germanic (428 speakers), but compared to other places, Oswego County, NY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (428 speakers), Yiddish (187 speakers), and French (458 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Oswego County, NY awarded 2,272 degrees. The student population of Oswego County, NY is skewed towards females, with 1,056 male students and 1,216 female students. Most students in Oswego County, NY are White (1,925 and 84.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (136 and 5.99%), Black or African American (124 and 5.46%), and Two or more races (34 and 1.5%). The largest universities in Oswego County, NY by number of graduates are SUNY College at Oswego (2,144 and 94.4%), Oswego County BOCES (128 and 5.63%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Oswego County, NY are General Psychology (183 and 8.05%), General Business Administration & Management (178 and 7.83%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (106 and 4.67%). The median tuition costs in Oswego County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oswego County, NY is $96,000, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $94,800 to $96,000, a 1.27% increase. The homeownership rate of Oswego County, NY is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Oswego County, NY have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oswego County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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