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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.
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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oswego was $16,558, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Oswego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Oswego include Franklin Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oswego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $399. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.
Libraries in Oswego include Oswego School District Public Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRVO.
Oswego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oswego political report.
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.
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