Oswego, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oswego, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Oswego Census Designated Place had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2015. Oswego ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 34.0056 and longitude -80.2861 in Sumter County. 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. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Oswego Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403383) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

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Oswego, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


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 31 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $100,833


Median Household Income $47,623
Average Household Income $52,307
Per Capita Income $21,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.23%
Households 0.51% 0.52%
Families 0.0% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 218 45th
Median Household Income # 75 81st
Per Capita Income # 123 69th

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