Owego, New York

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Population in 2017: 3,897 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 
Males: 1,955  (50.2%)
Females: 1,942  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 13827.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,233 (it was $31,742 in 2000)
Owego:

$48,233
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,986 (it was $17,068 in 2000)

Owego village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,502 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Owego:

$99,502
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,033; detached houses: $113,613; in 2-unit structures: $119,377

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Owego: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.7%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.3% for Black residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Owego, NY (2010)
    • 3,59692.3%White alone
    • 942.4%Hispanic
    • 621.6%Black alone
    • 641.6%Two or more races
    • 591.5%Asian alone
    • 130.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Owego, New York as of February 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Owego is 223 to 1.


Crime rates in Owego by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.6)
1
(26.6)
1
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.2)
3
(79.1)
2
(53.4)
5
(135.0)
4
(106.0)
3
(77.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.1)
4
(102.3)
2
(52.4)
2
(52.7)
3
(80.1)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(78.6)
6
(157.7)
5
(133.0)
8
(217.6)
3
(81.4)
6
(153.3)
1
(25.6)
6
(157.2)
6
(158.1)
6
(160.2)
12
(323.9)
6
(159.0)
5
(128.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(209.6)
3
(78.9)
7
(186.2)
3
(81.6)
8
(217.0)
22
(562.1)
34
(869.3)
39
(1,021)
24
(632.6)
9
(240.3)
15
(404.9)
21
(556.4)
18
(461.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(209.6)
20
(525.8)
12
(319.1)
15
(408.1)
16
(434.0)
53
(1,354)
119
(3,043)
156
(4,086)
116
(3,057)
104
(2,776)
107
(2,888)
131
(3,471)
122
(3,130)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.1)
4
(102.3)
4
(104.8)
5
(131.8)
5
(133.5)
5
(135.0)
1
(26.5)
7
(179.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.0)
1
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)38.8100.281.687.348.8143.6226.5311.4287.8290.7335.5296.5274.5

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City-data.com crime index in Owego, NY

Crime rate in Owego detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.51
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: English (18.2%), German (12.7%), American (10.9%), Irish (9.4%), Yugoslavian (5.5%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 817 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,561 people per square mile   (low).

Owego, New York map

248 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

This village:

6.5%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,119 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,836 (3.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (12.4 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (100.5 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (150.4 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Tioga, NY (2.3 miles ),
Apalachin, NY (2.4 miles ),
Nichols, NY (2.8 miles ),
Newark Valley, NY (3.0 miles ),
Candor, NY (3.1 miles ),
Little Meadows borough, PA (3.2 miles ),
Endicott, NY (3.3 miles ),
Endwell, NY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 76.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,010 (+26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 618 (33.2%)

Area code: 607

Distribution of median household income in Owego, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Owego, NY in 2017
Owego satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $477,900
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $288,700
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $351,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Owego, NY residents
Average permit cost in Owego, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Owego, NY
Historical housing units in Owego, NY
Most common industries in Owego, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (14.7%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Owego, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Owego, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Owego, New York environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Owego-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Owego village center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 7.1 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Owego-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 208.7 miles away from Owego center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 254.6 miles away from Owego center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Owego center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tioga County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owego topographic map

Main business address for: BRIDGE STREET FINANCIAL INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Owego:

  • TIOGA COUNTY HOSPICE (231 MAIN ST)
  • TIOGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CHHA (1062 STATE ROUTE 38, PO BOX 120)
  • RIVERVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (510 FIFTH AVENUE)

Heliports located in Owego:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owego:

  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 16 miles; Vestal, NY; Full-time enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 19 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)
  • Ithaca College (about 26 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Cornell University (about 27 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 28 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 34 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Corning Community College (about 42 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 3,036)

Public high school in Owego:

Public elementary/middle schools in Owego:

  • OWEGO-APALACHIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 519, Location: 3 SHELDON GUILE BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • OWEGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1 CHRSTA MCALFF LN, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Owego:

  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 309 FRONT ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 3917 WAVERLY RD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Owego

Library in Owego:

  • COBURN FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,430; Location: 275 MAIN STREET; 31,561 books; 953 audio materials; 1,255 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 13 other licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Owego: Owego Village Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Tioga County Court House (B), Coburn Free Library (C), Riverview Manor Nursing Home (D), Owego Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Owego include: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (A), Saint Patrick's Church (B), Reformed Presbyterian Church (C), Heart of God's Fellowship Church (D), Gospel Chapel (E), First Presbyterian Union Church (F), First Baptist Church of Owego (G), Bridge of Hope Ministries (H), Gospel Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Presbyterian Union Church Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph's Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Owego Creek (A), Pumpelly Creek (B), Huntington Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Owego include: Marvin Park (1), Hyde Park (2), Livingston Park (3), Draper Park (4), Boland Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Amos Humiston - Union Army soldier, Spencer Pumpelly (baseball) - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owego and their reported violations in the past:

NYSDOT-EAST NICHOLS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NYSDOT WEST OWEGO (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OWEGO SOFT SERVE (Address: 65 Route 96 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PHEASANT HILLS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PARADISE CAFE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
AIRWAYS MHP (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-02-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owego that have no violations reported:

  • METROS RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAWLERS BUSYMART (Address: 1423 State Rt. 96 , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLE RIDGE RANCH (Population served: 99, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEEP WELL MOTEL (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

55.9%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Owego in 2010:

  • 71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Owego in 2000:

  • 76 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Owego (2011 data):

  • Tioga State Bank: Owego Fifth Avenue Branch at 923 State Route 17c, branch established on 1968/09/16; Upper North Avenue Branch at 1387 State Route 96, branch established on 1987/11/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $385.3 mil, Deposits: $303.8 mil, headquarters in Spencer, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Tsb Services, Inc.
  • Chemung Canal Trust Company: Tioga Branch at 1054 State Route 17c, branch established on 1958/05/19; 203 Main Street Branch at 203 Main Street, branch established on 1883/06/01. Info updated 2011/06/07: Bank assets: $1,213.6 mil, Deposits: $1,000.4 mil, headquarters in Elmira, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Chemung Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Owego Branch at 195 Front Street, branch established on 1999/09/25. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Owego Branch at 18 Lake Street, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Community Bank, National Association: Owego Branch at 50 West Main Street, branch established on 1998/01/20. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Owego:

Marital status in Owego, NY
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Owego:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Owego
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Owego, NY (based on Tioga County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,11536
Catholic5,8312
Evangelical Protestant2,67330
Other3664
None35,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Tioga County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Tioga County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

7.7%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
New York:

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

14.9%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Owego:

54.0%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Owego:

52.4%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Owego:

11.0%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Owego:

60.1%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Owego:

79.1%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Owego, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$28,565$57,1305$5,929
Financial Administration 5$13,512$32,4290$0
Sewerage 4$13,984$41,9520$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,957$41,8713$4,251
Firefighters 2$9,410$56,4600$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,214$26,5682$2,050
Other and Unallocable 1$3,162$37,9440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,475$29,7000$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,652
Totals for Government 24$87,279$43,64017$13,882

Owego government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $988,000 ($253.53)
    Police Protection: $680,000 ($174.49)
    Sewerage: $655,000 ($168.08)
    Regular Highways: $531,000 ($136.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $345,000 ($88.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $182,000 ($46.70)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($39.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($25.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($22.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $68,000 ($17.45)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($13.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $38,000 ($9.75)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($6.67)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($3.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.54)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($1.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($16.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $178,000 ($45.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $99,000 ($25.40)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($16.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.51)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,460,000 ($374.65)

Owego government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $989,000 ($253.78)
    Other: $19,000 ($4.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $181,000 ($46.45)
    Other: $30,000 ($7.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $258,000 ($66.20)
    Other: $218,000 ($55.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $171,000 ($43.88)
    General Revenue - Other: $124,000 ($31.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($10.78)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($2.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $370,000 ($94.94)
    Highways: $67,000 ($17.19)
  • Tax - Property: $2,100,000 ($538.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $92,000 ($23.61)
    Other License: $30,000 ($7.70)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.26)

Owego government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,449,000 ($371.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,205,000 ($309.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $244,000 ($62.61)

Owego government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,000 ($6.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,476,000 ($378.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,000 ($9.24)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Broome County, NY  1.83% ($41,673 average AGI)
from Bradford County, PA  0.52% ($28,883)
from Tompkins County, NY  0.50% ($36,070)


6.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Broome County, NY  1.63% ($35,389 average AGI)
to Bradford County, PA  0.63% ($29,724)
to Chemung County, NY  0.56% ($36,589)
Businesses in Owego, NY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike2
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Tim Hortons1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Owego:

  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WATS (960 AM; 5 kW; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WENE (1430 AM; 5 kW; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYOS (1360 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owego:

  • WCII (88.5 FM; SPENCER, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLTB (101.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, NY; Owner: GM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WWYL (104.1 FM; CHENANGO BRIDGE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WMRV-FM (105.7 FM; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBI (107.5 FM; ENDWELL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W273AB (102.5 FM; OWEGO, NY; Owner: WEBO RADIO, INC.)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVR (102.3 FM; WAVERLY, NY; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCDW (100.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: EQUINOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W221AX (92.1 FM; ENDWELL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Owego:

  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, 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.)
  • WBGH-CA (Channel 20; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W52CE (Channel 52; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W59DG (Channel 59; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Owego: Benjamin F. Tracy.

Owego fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Owego fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • $97,228,000Total costs
  • 163,874Total average daily traffic
  • 14,047Total average daily truck traffic
  • 119,940Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Owego, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 111960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Owego, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owego)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Owego, NY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owego)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Owego)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$100,05315$107,46723$93,7396$34,5004$49,5002$48,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$40,5001$10,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$76,0003$95,00015$73,86714$11,1432$3,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$94,20010$78,4001$150,0001$33,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$76,0001$60,0004$88,5000$01$60,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$61,0001$190,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Owego, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Owego, NY - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
Fire incident types in Owego, NY

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Owego, NY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Owego, New York:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1100 State Rt 17C, Owego, New York 13827 , Phone: (607) 687-4500, Fax: (607) 687-2456
  • Owego Associates Inc, Dba Hampton Inn Owego, 1030 State Rt 17C, Owego, New York 13827 , Phone: (607) 687-4600, Fax: (607) 689-0329
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Owego, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owego, NY
  • 87.9%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Owego, NY
  • 50.7%Electricity
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Owego 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 30 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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