Oswego, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oswego, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Oswego Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sumter County at latitude 34.0056 and longitude -80.2861. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal official name is the Oswego Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oswego, South Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Oswego indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Oswego Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Oswego Census Designated Place, SC Boundary Map


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Oswego, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 86
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 71
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $190,625


Median Household Income $36,107
Average Household Income $48,551
Per Capita Income $19,773
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.56% 0.23%
Households 0.63% 0.52%
Families 0.0% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 384 3rd
Population Density1 # 377 5th
Diversity Index2 # 221 44th
Median Household Income # 201 49th
Per Capita Income # 160 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.