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Oswego is a city in Oswego County, in the Syracuse metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "flowing out," a description of the river reaching Lake Ontario.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Oswego. For links to other places called Oswego, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oswego is 43.455N. The longitude is -76.51W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 285 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,223.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,248
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oswego demographic reports
Oswego is on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego River.
European refugees - most of them Jewish - were housed in an emergency shelter here during World War II.

Oswego was a bustling Great Lakes port until the completion of the Erie Canal. Port now handles shipments of aluminum, potash, urea, limestone, salt, cement and petroleum products.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 45. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Edwards Walker, physician and feminist
· Joey Belladonna, singer (Anthrax)
Local festivals include:
  • Harborfest - July 26-29, 2007
  • Pumpkin Fest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Rudin's Olde Tyme Farm Days - Sept. 1-2, 2007
  • Warm Up Oswego Fest - Feb. 3, 2007
  • Riverfront Winter Carnival - Jan. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oswego web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fair Haven Beach State Park
Historic routes: Oswego Canal
Historic sites and museums: Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Richardson-Bates House Museum, H. Lee White Marine Museum
Colleges and universities: SUNY Oswego
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
By 1870, Oswego County was the sixth largest producer of cheese in New York State.
-- Landmarks of Oswego County
Judith Wellman

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oswego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oswego County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13126 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Oswego residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oswego ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: River's End Bookstore

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oswego was $16,558, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Oswego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Oswego include Franklin Square Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oswego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $399.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.


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Libraries in Oswego include Oswego School District Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oswego include Oswego Daily News, Oswego Palladium Times

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRVO.

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Politics

Oswego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oswego political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Oswego workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oswego between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Oswego include Best Western Captains Quarters, Days Inn Oswego, Econo Lodge Riverfront Hotel, Scottish Inn & Suites Oswego.

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“ By 1870, Oswego County was the sixth largest producer of cheese in New York State. ”
~ Landmarks of Oswego County
Judith Wellman

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