Oswego has the 1696th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Oswego is part of the Syracuse metro area. Unemployment in the Syracuse area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Syracuse has the 80th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Oswego is below average at $47,330, and the median cost of a home in Oswego is $84,600, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Oswego hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Oswego. 82% of Oswego workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Oswego spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.