Oswego has the 913th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Oswego is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Oswego is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Oswego is $227,100, which is above the national average. 44% of workers in Oswego hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Oswego. 85% of Oswego workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Oswego spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.