Oswego, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oswego, South Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Oswego Census Designated Place had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Oswego Census Designated Place is located within Sumter Northeast Division of Sumter 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, 2017.

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Oswego, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 86
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 49
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 71
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $52,477
Average Household Income $58,045
Per Capita Income $24,918


Total Housing Units 42 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $153,906


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.23%
Households 0.37% 0.52%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Oswego, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 386 3rd
Population Density # 378 5th
Diversity Index # 231 42nd
Median Household Income # 69 83rd
Per Capita Income # 97 76th

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