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Time Zone: Oswego County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Oswego is the Seat for Oswego County.

Oswego County was founded in 1816. Oswego was created by taking area from Oneida and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 122,377 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oswego represented 0.64% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

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% 
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2000122,377The Last Census

More information can be found on the Oswego County Census Page for Oswego County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Oswego County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Oswego County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Oswego   17,17717,9544.33% decrease  
Fulton   11,14711,8555.97% decrease  
Hastings   9,0008,8032.24% increase  
Schroeppel   8,4058,5661.88% decrease  
Oswego   8,3477,28714.55% increase  

Websites for Oswego County

Official Website:   www.co.oswego.ny.us/

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<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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