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Oswego County Demographic Profile
Oswego County Demographic Profile

Oswego County Demographic Profile



Population

122,109

Land area (square miles)

953

Persons per square mile

128.1

Persons under 18 years old

23.10%

Persons 65 years old and over

12.60%

Female persons

50.20%

White persons

96.30%

Black or African American persons

0.80%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons

0.40%

Asian persons

0.60%

Persons reporting other race

0.50%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin

2.10%

High school graduates-- persons age 25+

86.20%

Bachelor's degree or higher-- persons age 25+

15.30%

Persons with a disability

14,809

Housing units

53,598

Homeownership rate

72.20%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units

$84,900

Households

46,400

Persons per household

2.5

Median household income

$44,643

Per capital personal income**

$21,648

Persons below poverty

17.60%

Labor force (2011)

58,975

Average annual wage

$33,136

Unemployment rate (2011)

9.70%

Private employment

38,173

Public sector employment

11,889

Educational/social service/health jobs

13,606

Manufacturing jobs

7,200

Retail trade jobs

6,300

Construction jobs

3,200

Self employed

2,747

Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ (minutes)

24.5

Minority-owned firms

7.10%

Women-owned firms

34.30%

Local government employment

7,474

Metropolitan Area

Syracuse, NY MSA

*Source: 2010 U.S. Census and NYS Department of Labor
**Data expressed in terms of inflation- adjusted to Year 2010 dollars.

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