Most Expensive Oswego Neighborhoods
Oswego is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,099 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Oswego is the 64th largest community in Illinois. Oswego has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Oswego, where the median household income is $97,323.
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.
Because of many things, Oswego is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oswego really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oswego perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Oswego, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.79 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oswego use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oswego‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Oswego is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.11% 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 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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, English and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Oswego is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||9,999|
|OSWEGO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.19%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.81%|
|TYPE OF OSWEGO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||73.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||19.62%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.85%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||3.99%|
|SIZE OF OSWEGO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.03%|
|AGE OF OSWEGO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||54.28%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||36.61%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||6.27%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||2.85%|
|OSWEGO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$253,287|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,686|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.29%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||3.21%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||30.15%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||43.11%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||18.59%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||3.11%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||0.42%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF OSWEGO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.77%|
|5 TO 17||24.46%|
|18 TO 24||6.28%|
|25 TO 34||10.55%|
|35 TO 54||33.63%|
|55 TO 64||10.07%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.23%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.37%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$97,323|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,114|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.89%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (13.93%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.65%)
Public Service (2.59%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.75%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.49%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.05%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||10.27%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (23.00%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.61%)
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