Key findings

  • Oswego has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Oswego crime rates are 80% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Oswego is 15% higher than the Illinois average
  • Oswego real estate prices are 29% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Oswego are 78% higher than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in Oswego

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Prairie Point Elementary SchoolKG - 550745%
      Churchill Elementary SchoolKG - 559445%
      Southbury Elementary SchoolKG - 557943%
      Traughber Jr High School6 - 81,14643%
      Oswego East High School9 - 122,61643%
      Oswego High School9 - 122,77343%
      Old Post Elementary SchoolKG - 544340%
      Fox Chase Elementary SchoolKG - 558334%
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      Oswego Reviews

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      Oswego: An Upscale City in Illinois
      Living in Oswego, Illinois, has a few upsides and a few downsides. One of the upsides, which I like a lot about the city, is that the crime rate is exceedingly low and the jobs pay quite well. I had no trouble finding a job when I moved here, and it seems that there are a lot of great local businesses which are regularly hiring both full-time and part-time workers.

      Where Oswego could use a little improvement is that it doesn't have a whole lot of things to do. There are a few grocery stores in the city and enough regular stores where you can find the things you'll need for your daily life. If you're looking for high-end restaurants or a city that offers a lot of shopping or recreational activities, you may have better luck if you drive to a neighboring city. I don't mind a quiet city though, so it doesn't bother me too much.
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      Source: The Oswego, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).