Oswego County

Oswego County, New York

46 E Bridge St
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 349-8385
Fax: (315) 349-8383

In northwestern NY on Lake Ontario, north of Syracuse; organized Mar 1, 1816 from Oneida and Onondage counties. Name Origin: For the Oswego River, which runs through its western part; from Iroquoian osh-we-go, probably 'outpouring,' in reference to the mouth of the Oswego River where it empties into Lake Ontario, also translated 'the place where the valley widens.'

Area (sq mi):: 1312.18 (land 953.30; water 358.88) Population per square mile: 129.40
Population 2005: 123,373 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 0.50% Population 2000: 122,377 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,853; median household $36,598; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,578-$22,679
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Oswego County seat (18,407)
  • Fulton (11,643)

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