Overview

Introduction to Oswego, Illinois

Oswego, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 6 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 38 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Oswego History

Oswego was first settled in by Europeans in the 1830s. They were attracted to this area primarily because of its transportation potential. The U.S. government put the land up for sale in 1842. The village was initially named Hudson but in 1937, when the first post office was established, it was renamed Lodi. In the same year, residents gathered to select a permanent name for the village. This resulted in the named being changed to Oswega.

Oswego and nearby Attractions

  • Little White School Museum
  • Fox Bend Golf Club
  • Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
  • Oakhurst Forest Preserve
  • Waubonsee Lake Park
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora

Things To Do In Oswego

The Starved Rock State Park offers breathtaking views of the Illinois River along with many popular nature trails. Fishing, boating, camping and horseback riding are some of the most popular activities. Furthermore the Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Park has facilities for hunting, fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and sledding.

Oswego Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides regular international and domestic flights.

Oswego Higher Education

Waubonsee Community College, North Central College and Joliet Junior College have facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,759
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+17,552
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.8%
Median Earnings25+$53,089
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,497
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,938
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone12.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,427
Median House Value$233,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.8%
German22.2%
Irish11.6%
Italian11.6%
Polish8.8%
English5.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Swedish3%
Czech2.8%
Norwegian2.5%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Hungarian1.2%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Finnish0.6%
African0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Australian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Oswego Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kendall County
Standard Zip Codes60543
Phone Area Codes3,31,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.69
Approximate Longitude-88.33

Oswego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationAURORA
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora200,946$76,033

Oswego Public Libraries

Oswego Public Library District
32 WEST JEFFERSON STREET
Oswego, Illinois
(630) 554-3150

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Oswego Public Schools

Brokaw Early Learning Center
1000 5th St
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Churchill Elem School
520 Secretariat Ln
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
East View Elem School
4209 State Route 71
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Fox Chase Elementary School
260 Fox Chase Dr N
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Goal-granting Opportunities For Alt Lrng
61 Franklin St
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3678
Other
Hunt Club Elem
4001 Hunt Club Dr
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Kendall Co Opportunity School
61 Franklin St Ste A
ZIP: 60543
(630) 554-6871
Other
Total Enrollment 100
Old Post Elementary School
100 Old Post Rd
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Oswego East High School
1525 Harvey Rd
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
High
Total Enrollment 2281
Oswego Goal
61 Franklin St
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3915
High
Total Enrollment 37
Oswego High School
4250 State Route 71
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-2009
High
Total Enrollment 2603
Plank Junior High
510 Secretariat Ln
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Middle
Total Enrollment 879
Prairie Point Elem School
3650 Grove Rd
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Southbury Elem School
820 Preston Ln
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Thompson Jr High School
440 Boulder Hill Pass
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Middle
Total Enrollment 933
Traughber Jr High School
570 Colchester Dr
ZIP: 60543
(630) 636-3489
Middle
Total Enrollment 1024
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