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Population in 2010: 370. Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 190  (51.4%)
Females: 180  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  42.2 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,245 (it was $35,288 in 2000)
German:

$45,245
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,619

German town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,979 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
German:

$71,979
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,724; Detached houses: $99,720; Mobile homes: $80,005

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German races chart
  • White alone - 341 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.8%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in German: 141.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (28.0%), Irish (21.7%), German (15.1%), United States (15.1%), Italian (9.0%), Dutch (6.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 28.4 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in German:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 59.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in German town:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

16 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe).

This town:  4.2%
New York:  22.6%

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

German town:  1.6% ($758)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (27.7 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (101.9 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (158.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: McDonough, NY (2.3 miles ), Willet, NY (2.3 miles ), Smithville, NY (2.4 miles ), Cincinnatus, NY (2.4 miles ), Smithville Flats, NY (2.6 miles ), Pitcher, NY (2.8 miles ), Pharsalia, NY (2.9 miles ), Taylor, NY (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 75.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

German household income distribution German home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in German: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

 
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Tornado activity:

German-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the German town center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 10/14/1989, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

German-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 98% 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 59.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from German center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city 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 87.4 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 Chenango County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near German:

  • N Y S VETS HOME AT OXFORD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OXFORD, NY)
  • HOSPICE OF CHENANGO COUNTY (Hospital, about 16 miles away; NORWICH, NY)
  • NORWICH REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NORWICH, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to German:

  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 20 miles; Cortland, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,439)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 25 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Broome Community College (about 25 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,655)
  • Colgate University (about 28 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 28 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 12,914)
  • Morrisville State College (about 30 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,971)
  • Cornell University (about 34 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,529)

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Notable location: German Five Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ashcraft Cemetery (1), Westview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Jam Pond (A), Ashcraft Pond (B), Hopkins Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Forty Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Chenango County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.5. This is better than average.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.18
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.9%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

21.2%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

12.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in German, NY

German compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for German town (based on Chenango County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.55%
Here35.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents43.6%23.1%8.5%6.2%4.7%
Congregations12.2%25.7%12.2%8.1%9.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.6%2.3%2.0%1.7%3.3%
Congregations6.8%4.1%1.4%4.1%16.2%
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: 13
This county:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Chenango County:

5.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Chenango County:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
New York:

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

13.6%
New York:

15.6%

5.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
New York average:

5.41%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Broome County, NY  0.88% ($28,041 average AGI)
from Otsego County, NY  0.65% ($24,360)
from Delaware County, NY  0.56% ($31,093)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Broome County, NY  1.03% ($28,965 average AGI)
to Otsego County, NY  0.50% ($24,646)
to Delaware County, NY  0.36% ($24,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in German:

  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYOS (1360 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENE (1430 AM; 5 kW; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKRT (920 AM; 1 kW; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCHN (970 AM; 1 kW; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in German:

  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWYL (104.1 FM; CHENANGO BRIDGE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMRV-FM (105.7 FM; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTB (101.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, NY; Owner: GM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBI (107.5 FM; ENDWELL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIFF (90.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNY-FM (91.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: THE PUB. B/C COUNC. OF CEN. NY, INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around German:

  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W26BS (Channel 14; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIVT (Channel 34; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WBPN-LP (Channel 10; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $9,241,000
Total average daily traffic: 680
Total average daily truck traffic: 46
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 932


German on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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