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Otsego County

Population in July 2009: 1,811. Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 878  (48.5%)
Females: 933  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  48.2 years
New York median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 13776

Estimated median household income in 2011: $53,302 (it was $40,536 in 2000)
Butternuts:

$53,302
New York:

$55,246
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $25,578

Butternuts town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $125,765 (it was $75,300 in 2000)
Butternuts:

$125,765
New York:

$285,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $178,390; Detached houses: $198,199; Townhouses or other attached units: $242,453; In 2-unit structures: $147,305; Mobile homes: $87,536

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Butternuts races chart
  • White alone - 1,728 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

Races in Butternuts detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Butternuts: 160.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), English (19.0%), Irish (17.5%), Italian (10.0%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 54.1 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Butternuts:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butternuts town:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

26 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
New York:  21.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Butternuts town:  1.8% ($1,335)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (43.4 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (125.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (135.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Gilbertsville, NY (0.4 miles ), Morris, NY (2.3 miles ), Otego, NY (2.8 miles ), Unadilla, NY (2.9 miles ), Guilford, NY (2.9 miles ), Otego, NY (3.0 miles ), Norwich, NY (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 75.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Average climate in Butternuts, New York

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Tornado activity:

Butternuts-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Butternuts town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.2 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butternuts-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Butternuts center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otsego County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Butternuts:

  • AURELIA OSBORN FOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • "CHENANGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC" (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; NORWICH, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butternuts:

  • SUNY College at Oneonta (about 13 miles; Oneonta, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,660)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 25 miles; Delhi, NY; FT enrollment: 2,609)
  • Colgate University (about 27 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • Morrisville State College (about 34 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,971)
  • Broome Community College (about 38 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,655)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 41 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 12,914)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 43 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,527)

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Notable locations in Butternuts: Seefield Farm (A), Kinnie Ridge Farm (B), Southwind Farms (C), Church Corners (D), Gilbertsville Free Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prentiss Cemetery (1), Mann Cemetery (2), Upton Park Cemetery (3), Old Churchyard Cemetery (4), Brookside Cemetery (5), Hollis Cemetery (6), Butternut Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Black Ash Bog (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dunderberg Creek (A), Dry Brook (B), Butternut Creek (C), Coye Brook (D), Halbert Brook (E), Thorp Brook (F), Shaw Brook (G), Cahoon Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Otsego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.6%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Butternuts, NY


3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Butternuts compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Butternuts (based on Otsego County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.92%
Here34.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents42.6%24.4%6.9%6.8%6.0%
Congregations3.5%34.9%14.0%11.6%8.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaJewishSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.0%2.4%1.4%0.9%4.7%
Congregations4.7%5.8%1.2%1.2%15.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Otsego County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Otsego County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Otsego County:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Otsego County:

24.6%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Otsego County:

15.6%
State:

15.6%

5.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
New York average:

5.41%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
Otsego County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, NY  0.93% ($29,338 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.43% ($24,646)
from Herkimer County, NY  0.21% ($21,375)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Delaware County, NY  0.73% ($28,455 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.55% ($24,360)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.28% ($20,469)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butternuts:

  • WCHN (970 AM; 1 kW; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCDO (1490 AM; 1 kW; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDOS (730 AM; 1 kW; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: ULTIMATE B/CASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butternuts:

  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSRK (103.9 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: ULTIMATE B/CASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSQC-FM (91.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WZOZ (103.1 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIYN (94.7 FM; DEPOSIT, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WIFF (90.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W214AT (90.7 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE RADIO MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Butternuts:

  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WISF-LP (Channel 15; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: RASTUS BROADCAST)
  • W29BJ (Channel 29; BURLINGTON, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $21,754,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,694
Total average daily truck traffic: 320
Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic: 6,296

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Butternuts, NY


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard J Devlin, Flax Island Road (Lat: 42.457528 Lon: -75.233444), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 6516991985, Mark.Hoppe@bluewing.Com, P.O. BOX 16318
  • Richard J Devlin, Flax Island Road (Lat: 42.457528 Lon: -75.233444), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 6516991985, Mark.Hoppe@bluewing.Com, P.O. BOX 16318
  • Richard J Devlin, Rockdale Hill Off Lobdell Rd (Lat: 42.458056 Lon: -75.233611), Type: 36.2, Structure height: 36077 m, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 172 CTY HWY 33W
  • Rockdale Hill Off Lobdell Rd (Lat: 42.458056 Lon: -75.233611), Type: 36.2, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 172 CTY HWY 33W

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lobdell Rd (Lat: 42.458139 Lon: -75.233500), Call Sign: KNAQ889
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.8800 MHz, 46.2200 MHz, 46.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2010, Expiration Date: 01/23/2021
    Registrant: Otsego County 911 Communications, 172 County Hwy 33w, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-7530, Fax: (607) 547-6413, Email:
  • 107 Duncan Lane (Lat: 42.458056 Lon: -75.233889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 28.9 m, Overall height: 731.5 m, Call Sign: WQBZ919, Licensee ID: L00064329
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2005, Expiration Date: 04/13/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2005, Certifier: Roy J Althiser Jr
    Registrant: Otsego County 911 Communications, 172 County Highway 33w, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-5351, Fax: (607) 547-7529, Email:
  • ROCKDALE, Flax Island Road (Lat: 42.457528 Lon: -75.233444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPT849
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Richard J Devlin
    Registrant: Blue Wing Services, 329 Laurel Rd, Trappe, PA 19426, Phone: (610) 624-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, Rockdale Hill Tower Lobdell Rd (Lat: 42.458111 Lon: -75.233500), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEE298
    Assigned Frequencies: 2189.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 01/06/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (607) 547-5351
  • STATION, Rockdale Hill Tower Lobdell Rd (Lat: 42.458111 Lon: -75.233500), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEF802
    Assigned Frequencies: 2186.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2009, Expiration Date: 06/23/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2012
    Registrant: Otsego County Sheriff\'s 911 Communications, 172 County Highway 33w, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-7530, Fax: (607) 547-6413, Email:


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