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The 2000 Census showed that Oswego County had a population of 122,377 people. This represented 0.64% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Oswego had a population of 121,377 people. This is a decrease of 0.82% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010122,109-0.22%+0.6% since 2009
2009121,377-0.82%-0.14% since 2008
2008121,551-0.67% 
2007121,444-0.76%-0.12% since 2006
2006121,592-0.64%-0.32% since 2005
2005121,978-0.33%-0.67% since 2004
2004122,802+0.35% 
2003122,712+0.27%+0.35% since 2002
2002122,278  
2001122,176-0.16%-0.16% since 2000
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2000122,377The Last Census

Oswego County had 52,831 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Oswego County has a total area<3> of 1,312 square miles [3,398 km²]. Of this total, 953 square miles [2,469 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (27.35%) being water (358.9 square miles [929 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Oswego County had a population density of 128.4 people per square mile [49.56 people/km²], making it the state's 29th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Oswego County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Oswego and the state of New York.

Click here for the Oswego County QuickFact (QF-36075).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Oswego County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
OswegoQF-365557417,17717,954-4.33%
FultonQF-362781511,14711,855-5.97%
HastingsQF-36326889,0008,8032.24%
SchroeppelQF-36656188,4058,566-1.88%
OswegoQF-36555858,3477,28714.55%
ScribaQF-36659927,2097,331-1.66%
GranbyQF-36297296,8357,009-2.48%
VolneyQF-36776626,0056,094-1.46%
RichlandQF-36615335,6485,824-3.02%
MexicoQF-36468225,3275,1812.82%
ConstantiaQF-36179045,0735,141-1.32%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Oswego County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CayugaQF-36011   SW79,52681,963-2.97%
JeffersonQF-36045   N118,719111,7386.25%
LewisQF-36049   NE26,15726,944-2.92%
MadisonQF-36053   SE69,95469,4410.74%
OneidaQF-36065   E231,044235,469-1.88%
OnondagaQF-36067   S454,753458,336-0.78%

Lake Ontario lies to the west.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Oswego. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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