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Population (year 2000): 13,326. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,330 (+75.1% change)
Males: 6,543 (49.1%), Females: 6,783 (50.9%)

Kendall County

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Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $71,502 (year 2000)
Median house value: $171,200 (year 2000)

Oswego, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oswego:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (33.8%), Irish (20.0%), Polish (11.3%), English (11.2%), Italian (9.0%), Norwegian (4.3%).

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Elevation: 646 feet

Land area: 6.6 square miles

Oswego,

For population 25 years and over in Oswego

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oswego village

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

4.7% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +9,090 (+214.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Aurora, (5.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (46.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hill, IL (1.5 miles Boulder IL (2.7 miles Montgomery, IL Aurora, (5.6 miles IL (7.8 miles Yorkville, Aurora, IL North (8.3 miles Grove, IL (8.9 miles Sugar IL (10.8 miles Plainfield, IL Batavia, (11.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 257 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1997: 308 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 1998: 391 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1999: 401 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2000: 513 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2001: 439 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 356 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2003: 649 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2004: 620 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2005: 734 buildings, average cost: $168,600

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 88.34 W

Area code: 630


Oswego, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Manufacturing (16.5%), Retail trade (13.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,766 (-20.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,051 (15.5%)


 

Crime in Oswego by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002
Murders 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 7.5 0.0
Rapes 0 3 5
    per 100,000 0.0 22.5 37.5
Robberies 3 1 1
    per 100,000 22.5 7.5 7.5
Assaults 16 19 25
    per 100,000 120.1 142.6 187.6
Burglaries 42 25 71
    per 100,000 315.2 187.6 532.8
Thefts 187 273 185
    per 100,000 1403.3 2048.6 1388.3
Auto thefts 8 8 7
    per 100,000 60.0 60.0 52.5
113.8 147.2 151.8


Average climate in Oswego, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oswego,

Oswego-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Oswego city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Oswego:
  • MERCY CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES (about 6 miles; AURORA, IL)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; AURORA, IL)
  • DELNOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; GENEVA, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oswego:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 42 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 62 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oswego:
  • AURORA MUNI (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/AURORA, IL; ID: ARR)
  • CLOW INTL (about 16 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)
  • DUPAGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/WEST CHICAGO, IL; ID: DPA)

Amtrak stations near Oswego:
  • 14 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)
  • 15 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 9 $29,446 $39,261 1 $1,769
Streets and Highways 7 $19,632 $33,654 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $12,405 $49,620 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,184 $37,104 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $17,555 $19,150 2 $2,061
Police Protection - Officers 34 $132,858 $46,891 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $8,090 $32,360 0 $0
Totals for Government 69 $226,169 $39,333 3 $3,830


College/University in Oswego:
  • HAIR PROFESSIONALS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 5460 RTE 34 PO BOX 40; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautyschool.com/hairpros/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oswego:
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 15 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 16 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 19 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
Public high schools in Oswego:
  • OSWEGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,450; Location: 4250 RTE 71; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • OSWEGO H S ROE SAFE SCH (Students: 17; Location: RT 71; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oswego:
  • EAST VIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,031; Location: 4209 RTE 71; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMPSON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 440 BOULDER HILL PAS; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOX CHASE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 260 FOX CHASE DR N; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TRAUGHBER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 661; Location: 61 FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OLD POST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 613; Location: 100 OLD POST RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BEDNARCIK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 10250 HEGGS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKEWOOD CREEK TRANS ELEM SCH (Students: 316; Location: 10250 HEGGS ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • KENDALL CO OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 33 E STONEHILL ROAD; Grades: 01 - 12)
Library in Oswego:
  • OSWEGO P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,298,423; Location: 32 W. JEFFERSON ST; 112,874 books; 5,651 audio materials; 3,489 video materials; 228 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Fox Bend Golf Course (A).

Shopping Center: Townes Crossing Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Oswego include: Christian Church of Oswegoland (A), Oswego Presbyterian Church (B), Church of the Good Shepherd (C), Saint Annes Church (D).

Cemetery: Pearce Cemetery (1).

Creek: Waubonsie Creek (A).

Park in Oswego: Civic Center Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Oswego compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oswego:
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oswego:
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Oswego:
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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