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Oswego is a town in Oswego County, in the Syracuse metro area. [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 43.403N. The longitude is -76.56W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,287.
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17% of Oswego residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $14,835, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Oswego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oswego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,057.
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.
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