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Otsego County, New York (NY)

County population in 2019: 59,608 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 61,676 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,012
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,873
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,012
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,735 (it was 6,279 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

47%

Land area: 1003 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 59 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Otsego County: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Otsego County, NY (2019)
    • 53,78190.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2273.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1521.9%Two or more races
    • 1,0831.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8071.4%Asian alone
    • 810.1%Some other race alone
    • 430.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.7 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Males: 28,770  (48.3%)
Females: 30,838  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Otsego County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,885 ($33,444 in 1999)
This county:

$56,885
New York:

$72,108

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $698 (lower quartile is $547, upper quartile is $926)
This county:

$698
State:

$1190


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $158,067 (it was $74,400 in 2000)
Otsego:

$158,067
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,657 - $252,067

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $214,321
Here:

$214,321
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $323,536
Here:

$323,536
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $226,379
Here:

$226,379
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $704,250
Here:

$704,250
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,233
Here:

$156,233
State:

$916,967

Mobile homes: $73,726
Here:

$73,726
State:

$82,547

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,281
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

Institutionalized population: 556

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 100
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 109 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 1998: 137 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 149 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 141 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2001: 139 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2002: 161 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2003: 142 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 158 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 163 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2007: 159 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2009: 86 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2010: 62 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2013: 56 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2014: 40 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2016: 49 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2018: 49 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2019: 48 buildings, average cost: $160,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Otsego, NY residents
Average permit cost in Otsego, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,108 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,552 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Otsego, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Otsego, NY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Otsego, NY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.8%
Otsego County:

13.8%
New York:

13.0%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.7% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.5% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.7 years old
(Males: 41.8 years old, Females: 43.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 21.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.6 years old, Asian residents: 28.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 20.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Otsego County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $754 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oneonta, Otsego, Richfield, Middlefield, Worcester, Hartwick, Cooperstown, Maryland, Edmeston, West End.

Otsego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Burlington town22518 - 345646 - 66
Butternuts town112317 - 325547 - 65
Cherry Valley town72013 - 264939 - 58
Decatur town132216 - 305344 - 63
Edmeston town173527 - 456858 - 77
Exeter town172821 - 366152 - 70
Hartwick town162519 - 335547 - 63
Laurens town192720 - 356052 - 68
Maryland town172923 - 366053 - 68
Middlefield town552318 - 285347 - 60
Milford town172721 - 345852 - 67
Morris town212317 - 305446 - 63
New Lisbon town62417 - 325343 - 62
Oneonta city1612119 - 245147 - 54
Oneonta town512824 - 346054 - 66
Otego town302217 - 285245 - 59
Otsego town942925 - 336358 - 67
Pittsfield town52720 - 345647 - 65
Plainfield town22215 - 305241 - 61
Richfield town271611 - 214133 - 49
Roseboom town142317 - 315446 - 63
Springfield town132216 - 285244 - 60
Unadilla town372621 - 325749 - 63
Westford town62215 - 295141 - 60
Worcester town233326 - 426556 - 73
Ostego county68125 55 

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Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County, Iowa , Cerro Gordo County, Iowa , Clay County, Iowa , Delaware County, Iowa , Emmet County, Iowa , Pocahontas County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
New York:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Otsego, NY
County total employment by year in Otsego, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Otsego, NY

Current college students: 7,215
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,044 (61.0% naturalized citizens)

Otsego County:

3.4%
Whole state:

22.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5002010 or later
  • 2962000 to 2009
  • 4011990 to 1999
  • 2621980 to 1989
  • 1511970 to 1979
  • 763Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Otsego County marital status for males Otsego County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,418
  • One, attached: 326
  • Two: 2,156
  • 3 or 4: 1,749
  • 5 to 9: 1,110
  • 10 to 19: 126
  • 20 to 49: 360
  • 50 or more: 255
  • Mobile homes: 3,689
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Otsego County with a mortgage: 8,505 (96 second mortgage, 916 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,590

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Otsego County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,5996
Mainline Protestant9,63769
Evangelical Protestant1,82926
Other1,0949
Orthodox251
None38,075-
Otsego County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

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
This county:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Otsego County:

7.7%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Otsego County:

24.6%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Otsego County:

Average size of farms: 201 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,322
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $76.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,709
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,124
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 44.20%
Corn for grain: 5368 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 65 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 368 harvested acres
Vegetables: 195 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 96 acres

Earthquake activity:

Otsego County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% 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 98.8 miles away from Otsego County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from the county center
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 18.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 359.7 miles away from Otsego County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4322, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2014 to May 22, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4180: July 08, 2014, FEMA Id: 4180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3341: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2010 to March 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1899: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1899, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Otsego County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Otsego

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,396 (73.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,558 (8.8%)
  • Bus: 403 (1.4%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 523 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 98 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,452 (8.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,501 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Romania (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Otsego County


  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (12%)
  • American (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • Polish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Otsego County, New York in 2000:

  • 3,536 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 370 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 305 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 305 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 272 people in nursing homes
  • 221 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 213 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Otsego County, New York in 2010:

  • 4,181 people in college/university student housing
  • 380 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 360 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 180 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,616.

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.92% relocated from other counties in New York ($27,463 average AGI)
1.66% relocated from other states ($15,517 average AGI)
Otsego County:

1.66%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, NY  0.93% ($34,389 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.59% ($34,962)
from Herkimer County, NY  0.32% ($31,556)
from Oneida County, NY  0.21% ($37,936)
from Schoharie County, NY  0.21% ($33,723)
from Broome County, NY  0.12% ($29,500)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.11% ($46,154)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.92% relocated to other counties in New York ($25,096 average AGI)
2.31% relocated to other states ($26,304 average AGI)
Otsego County:

2.31%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, NY  0.88% ($35,289 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.58% ($30,409)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.33% ($38,227)
to Oneida County, NY  0.27% ($38,328)
to Broome County, NY  0.19% ($34,909)
to Schoharie County, NY  0.18% ($39,175)
to Albany County, NY  0.16% ($55,472)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Births per 1000 population in Otsego County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Otsego County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Otsego County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Otsego County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Otsego County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Otsego County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Otsego County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Otsego County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Otsego County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,134 (9,231 aged, 1,903 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,206 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Otsego County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (889)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (862)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (777)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (666)
  • Unspecified dementia (532)
  • Congestive heart failure (311)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (259)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (223)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (197)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (157)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,658
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 632
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 134,499

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 883
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 932
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.7
  • Other - 41.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 59,608
  • Male householders: 11,795 (3,080 living alone), Female householders: 11,943 (4,200 living alone)
  • 11,223 spouses (11,034 opposite-sex spouses), 1,960 unmarried partners, (1,922 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,701 children (12,620 natural, 361 adopted, 729 stepchildren), 980 grandchildren, 253 brothers or sisters, 390 parents, 23 foster children, 360 other relatives, 1,728 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,511

Size of family households: 7,825 2-persons, 3,211 3-persons, 2,104 4-persons, 829 5-persons, 367 6-persons, 221 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,281 1-person, 1,708 2-persons, 130 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 49 5-persons.

5,811 married couples with children.
2,477 single-parent households (955 men, 1,522 women).

93.6% of residents of Otsego speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $347,755,000 ($5,562 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,105,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $156,916,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $69,428,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,392,000
Federal grants: $94,187,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,235,000 ($2,337,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,597,000 ($443,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,313,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,222,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,357,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,824
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,203
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +104
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,424
Here +23 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Otsego County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.91 millions of gallons per day (54% from ground, 46% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built in Otsego County, New York
  • Year house built in Otsego County, New York
  • 7362014 or later
  • 4702010 to 2013
  • 2,3052000 to 2009
  • 2,9151990 to 1999
  • 3,5571980 to 1989
  • 2,8571970 to 1979
  • 2,2691960 to 1969
  • 1,8941950 to 1959
  • 1,3321940 to 1949
  • 13,0381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Otsego County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Otsego County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Otsego County, New York
  • 501 room
  • 1302 rooms
  • 5283 rooms
  • 1,3814 rooms
  • 3,0065 rooms
  • 3,4696 rooms
  • 2,9837 rooms
  • 2,1988 rooms
  • 3,2689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otsego County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otsego County, New York
  • 5351 room
  • 4852 rooms
  • 1,1623 rooms
  • 1,5974 rooms
  • 1,0995 rooms
  • 7976 rooms
  • 3397 rooms
  • 2868 rooms
  • 3409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Otsego County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Otsego County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Otsego County, New York
  • 63no bedroom
  • 4751 bedroom
  • 3,3222 bedrooms
  • 8,6043 bedrooms
  • 3,4164 bedrooms
  • 1,1575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otsego County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otsego County, New York
  • 633no bedroom
  • 1,5401 bedroom
  • 2,2442 bedrooms
  • 1,5283 bedrooms
  • 4664 bedrooms
  • 2455+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Otsego County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Otsego County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Otsego County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 666no vehicle
  • 5,2831 vehicle
  • 7,0972 vehicles
  • 2,9713 vehicles
  • 7014 vehicles
  • 3025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Otsego County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Otsego County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,435no vehicle
  • 3,3951 vehicle
  • 1,3652 vehicles
  • 2753 vehicles
  • 1274 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

85.5% of Otsego County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in New York.

Otsego County:

85.5%
State average:

89.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 46,264
  • Other state: 11,030
  • Northeast: 5,802
  • Midwest: 1,683
  • South: 2,336
  • West: 1,207
Year householders moved into unit in Otsego County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Otsego County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.2%Wood
  • 16.4%Utility gas
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 32.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 22.3%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 370
Here:

8.6%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 207
Here:

7.9%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,557
Here:

24.6%
New York:

37.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Otsego County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,135,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,410,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,338,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,239,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,016,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,104,000
    Health - Other: $9,023,000
    Regular Highways: $5,987,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,911,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,822,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,731,000
    Police Protection: $1,644,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,391,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,288,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Transit Utilities: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $46,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $861,000
    Highways: $172,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $963,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $16,971,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $978,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,400,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $160,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,963,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,380,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,464,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,165,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,499,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,384,000
    Interest Earnings: $754,000
    Special Assessments: $591,000
    Rents: $213,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,157,000
    General - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    Police Protection: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,464,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,859,000
    Highways: $3,181,000
    Other: $3,078,000
    Transit Utilities: $677,000
    General Local Government Support: $414,000
    Education: $99,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,430,000
    Property: $13,011,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,658,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,033,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $372,000
    Other License: $266,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,717,000

Otsego County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,135,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,410,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,338,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,239,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,016,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,104,000
    Health - Other: $9,023,000
    Regular Highways: $5,987,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,911,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,822,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,731,000
    Police Protection: $1,644,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,391,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,288,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Transit Utilities: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $46,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $861,000
    Highways: $172,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $963,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $16,971,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $978,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,400,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $160,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,963,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,380,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,464,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,165,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,499,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,384,000
    Interest Earnings: $754,000
    Special Assessments: $591,000
    Rents: $213,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,157,000
    General - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    Police Protection: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,464,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,859,000
    Highways: $3,181,000
    Other: $3,078,000
    Transit Utilities: $677,000
    General Local Government Support: $414,000
    Education: $99,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,430,000
    Property: $13,011,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,658,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,033,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $372,000
    Other License: $266,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,717,000

Otsego County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,135,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,410,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,338,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,239,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,016,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,104,000
    Health - Other: $9,023,000
    Regular Highways: $5,987,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,911,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,822,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,731,000
    Police Protection: $1,644,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,391,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,288,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Transit Utilities: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $46,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $861,000
    Highways: $172,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $963,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $16,971,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $978,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,400,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $160,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,963,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,380,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,464,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,165,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,499,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,384,000
    Interest Earnings: $754,000
    Special Assessments: $591,000
    Rents: $213,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,157,000
    General - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    Police Protection: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,464,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,859,000
    Highways: $3,181,000
    Other: $3,078,000
    Transit Utilities: $677,000
    General Local Government Support: $414,000
    Education: $99,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,430,000
    Property: $13,011,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,658,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,033,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $372,000
    Other License: $266,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,717,000

Otsego County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,441,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,135,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,410,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,338,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,239,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,016,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,104,000
    Health - Other: $9,023,000
    Regular Highways: $5,987,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,911,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,822,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,731,000
    Police Protection: $1,644,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,391,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,288,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Transit Utilities: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $370,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $46,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $861,000
    Highways: $172,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $963,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $16,971,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $978,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,400,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $160,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,963,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,380,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,464,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,165,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,499,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,384,000
    Interest Earnings: $754,000
    Special Assessments: $591,000
    Rents: $213,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $136,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,157,000
    General - Other: $1,130,000
    Transit Utilities: $212,000
    Police Protection: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,464,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,859,000
    Highways: $3,181,000
    Other: $3,078,000
    Transit Utilities: $677,000
    General Local Government Support: $414,000
    Education: $99,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,430,000
    Property: $13,011,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,658,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,033,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $372,000
    Other License: $266,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,717,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,492
  • Number of aged recipients: 158
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,334
  • Number of recipients under 18: 216
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 971
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 305
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 711
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 672
Most common first names in Otsego County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John41774.5 years
Mary38881.5 years
William37175.9 years
Robert30672.8 years
Charles26976.4 years
George26576.4 years
Helen24081.5 years
James22972.2 years
Margaret20481.0 years
Joseph20074.7 years
Most common last names in Otsego County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16878.9 years
Johnson8580.5 years
Miller7977.6 years
Brown7378.4 years
Robinson5878.1 years
Young5577.2 years
Davis5579.7 years
Thompson5478.8 years
Jones5476.4 years
Hall5278.1 years
Businesses in Otsego County, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
CVS1Subway2
FedEx3Tim Hortons1
Ford2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS3
McDonald's1

Otsego County on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"