Oswego, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oswego, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Oswego had a population of 32,608 as of July 1, 2016. Oswego ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 41.6832 and longitude -88.3389 in Kendall County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oswego (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Kendall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Village of Oswego (GNIS ID: 2399593) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Oswego is located within Township of Oswego, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kendall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oswego population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oswego: Lodi, Oswego Mills.

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Oswego, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,608
Population in Households 32,559
Population in Familes 29,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 2,096
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 10,580
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 8,418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,962 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,619 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $243,447
Average Home Value $263,329


Median Household Income $97,054
Average Household Income $111,593
Per Capita Income $36,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.88%
Households 1.01% 0.81%
Families 0.76% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oswego, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 96th
Population Density1 # 251 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 197 86th
Median Household Income # 76 95th
Per Capita Income # 150 89th

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