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The City of Oswego had a population of 1,554 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 37.1676 and longitude -95.11 in Labette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oswego encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Labette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Oswego has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oswego: Little Town, White Hairs Village.

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Oswego, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,554 (100%)
Population in Households 1,487 (95.7%)
Population in Families 1,170 (75.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 651
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $43,661
Average Household Income $58,657
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $24,239
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $66,216
Average Home Value $143,723
Housing Affordability Index3 334


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -1.5% -1.13%
Households -1.48% -1.2%
Families -1.43% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.01%

Oswego, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 151 78th
Population Density # 401 40th
Median Household Income # 593 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 529 79th
Per Capita Income # 570 15th
Diversity Index # 256 61st

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