Oswego, IL

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Living in Oswego

Oswego is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 36,252 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Oswego is the 64th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Oswego, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Oswego, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Oswego’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Oswego does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $102,110.00.

Oswego real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Oswego house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Oswego is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oswego is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oswego who work in sales jobs (13.01%), management occupations (13.01%), and office and administrative support (11.91%).

Also of interest is that Oswego has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Oswego is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oswego’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Oswego, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Oswego is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Oswego, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Oswego is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.96% of adults in Oswego have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Oswego in 2018 was $37,839, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,356 for a family of four.

Oswego is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Oswego home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oswego residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oswego also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.06% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oswego include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Oswego is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.