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Oswego, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Oswego had a population of 1,719 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oswego is located at latitude 37.1679 and longitude -95.1121 in Labette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oswego (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 485637) 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.

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.

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

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


Total Population 1,719
Daytime Population: Workers 708
Daytime Population: Residents 933
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,641
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,652
Population in Familes 1,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 752
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $39,962
Average Household Income $51,753
Per Capita Income $21,706


Total Housing Units 862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $58,385
Average Home Value $76,524


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 448
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 -0.85% -0.62%
Households -0.95% -0.71%
Families -0.83% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Oswego, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oswego to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 142 79th
Population Density # 362 46th
Diversity Index # 231 65th
Median Household Income # 573 15th
Per Capita Income # 587 13th

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