Oswego County, NY

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Population

119,833

0.564% decline

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$51,755

4.41% growth

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Number of Employees

53,211

1.55% growth

Median Property Value

$97,800

1.88% growth

About

In 2017, Oswego County, NY had a population of 120k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $51,755. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oswego County, NY declined from 120,513 to 119,833, a -0.564% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,571 to $51,755, a 4.41% increase.

The population of Oswego County, NY is 94.3% White Alone, 2.47% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.56% Two or More Races. 4.34% of the people in Oswego County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oswego County, NY are SUNY College at Oswego (2,046 degrees awarded in 2016) and Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation (CiTi) (161 degrees).

The median property value in Oswego County, NY is $97,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Oswego County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Oswego County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Oswego County, NY employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Oswego County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,024 people), Retail Trade (6,777 people), and Educational Services (6,192 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,928), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,260), and Public Administration ($47,361).

Median household income in Oswego County, NY is $51,755. Males in Oswego County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Oswego County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,755

2017 value

± $1,388

4.41%

1 Year Growth

± 3.71%

Households in Oswego County, NY have a median annual income of $51,755, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,571 in 2016, which represents a 4.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oswego County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oswego County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oswego County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Oswego County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oswego County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 214.01

  2. Census Tract 210

  3. Census Tract 214.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oswego County, NY was Census Tract 214.01 with a value of $75,200, followed by Census Tract 210 and Census Tract 214.02, with respective values of $61,633 and $59,583.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oswego County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oswego County, NY (21k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    19,642 ± 883

  2. Hispanic

    1,181 ± 211

  3. Other

    560 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oswego County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,388

1.55%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oswego County, NY grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 52.4k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oswego County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,322 people), and Production Occupations (4,152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oswego County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oswego County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,322 people), and Production Occupations (4,152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oswego County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.35 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oswego County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,321), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,389), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,349).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,388

1.55%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oswego County, NY grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 52.4k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oswego County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,024 people), Retail Trade (6,777 people), and Educational Services (6,192 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oswego County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Oswego County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oswego County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,024 people), Retail Trade (6,777 people), and Educational Services (6,192 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oswego County, NY has an unusually high number of Utilities (4.44 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.26 times), and Construction (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oswego County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,928), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,260), and Public Administration ($47,361).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.9% of the population of Oswego County, NY has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Oswego County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Oswego County, NY see 2731 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.88% increase from the previous year (2629 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2245 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 821 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,731 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oswego County, NY see an average of 2,731 patients per year. This represents a 3.88% increase from the previous year (2,629 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oswego County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.12%

Uninsured

46.9%

Employer Coverage

22.7%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oswego County, NY declined by 13.3% from 7.06% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oswego County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Oswego County, NY is home to a population of 120k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.85% of Oswego County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Oswego County, NY is composed of 113k White Alone residents (94.3%), 2.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.47%), 1.86k Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 1k Black or African American Alone residents (0.836%), 764 Asian Alone residents (0.638%), 143 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.119%), 90 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0751%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00834%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oswego County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,067 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (458 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (428 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oswego County, NY was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Oswego County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oswego County, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.85% of Oswego County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oswego County, NY was 1.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oswego County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Oswego County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Oswego County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oswego County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    113k ± 79

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.96k ± 477

  3. Two or More Races

    1.86k ± 137

In 2017, there were 38.2 times more White Alone residents (113k people) in Oswego County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Hispanic or Latino and 1.86k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oswego County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,067 speakers (1.81%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    458 speakers (0.4%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    428 speakers (0.374%)

4.34% of Oswego County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Oswego County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.81% of the overall population of Oswego County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.4% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.374% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,964 ± 261

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,262 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,143 ± 204

Oswego County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Oswego County, NY awarded 2,207 degrees. The student population of Oswego County, NY is skewed towards women, with 3,943 male students and 4,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oswego County, NY are White (1,812 and 83.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (163 and 7.51%), Black or African American (111 and 5.12%), and Two or More Races (41 and 1.89%).

The largest universities in Oswego County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College at Oswego (2,046 and 92.7%) and Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation (CiTi) (161 and 7.29%).

The most popular majors in Oswego County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (248 and 11.2%), General Psychology (145 and 6.57%), and Radio & Television (116 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Oswego County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 182 degrees awarded

  2. 145 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oswego County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 182 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oswego County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,046 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Oswego County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College at Oswego with 2,046 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,026

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,181

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,026 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oswego County, NY, which is 0.869 times less than the 1,181 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Oswego County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,812 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    163 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oswego County, NY were to White students. These 1,812 degrees mean that there were 11.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 163 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oswego County, NY was $97,800 in 2017, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,000 to $97,800, a 1.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Oswego County, NY is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oswego County, NY have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oswego County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,755

Median Household Income

± $1,388

45.9k

Number of Households

± 1,234

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Oswego County, NY grew to $51,755 from the previous year's value of $49,571.

The following chart displays the households in Oswego County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$97,800

2017 Median

± $2,171

$96,000

2016 Median

± $1,972

In 2017, the median property value in Oswego County, NY grew to to $97,800 from the previous year's value of $96,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oswego County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oswego County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oswego County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oswego County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Oswego County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oswego County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oswego County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oswego County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oswego County, NY have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Oswego County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Walked

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oswego County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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