Oswego, IL


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Oswego is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,955 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 $97,323.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oswego is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oswego who work in office and administrative support (17.03%), management occupations (13.28%), and sales jobs (12.80%).

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.

One downside of living in Oswego, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Oswego is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Oswego area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Oswego are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.11% of adults in Oswego have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oswego in 2010 was $33,114, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,456 for a family of four.

Oswego is a somewhat 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 10.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oswego include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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