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Oswego Population Jumps 9 Percent

Oct 19, 2016 12:15PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The population of the village of Oswego continues to increase. 

Village Hall today released the results of a partial special census conducted earlier this year, showing the village's population now stands at 33,078. That's an increase of 9 percent over the census of 2010, which measured 
30,355 residents.

The partial census took place in the following subdivisions: 
Churchill Hill Club, Prescott Mill, Mill Street Station, Hunt Club, Southbury Summer Gate and Autumn Gate, Southbury Villas, and White Oak, and was intended to measure the growth in these newer areas. 

Village Trustees approved the Special Census this spring because the Village receives its State shared revenue on a per-person basis as certified by the Census Bureau. An increase in population means an increased share of this revenue.

The village stands to gain an extra $413,000 annually from the state in shared revenues and more savings from NICOR on the cost of heating municipal buildings like Village Hall. 

"When I moved to Oswego our population was barely 3,000 people. Now, nearly 30 years later, we are over 33,000. That's an amazing rate of growth that this board takes very seriously. We are planning for continued growth every day and being able to take advantage of increased revenues helps us in that endeavor,” said Village President Gail Johnson.   
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