Odessa, New York

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Odessa, New York

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Odessa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 6% Odessa Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Odessa Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Odessa, New York

Comparing Odessa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Odessa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles SW of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Schuyler
Standard Zip Codes 14869
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.336
Longitude -76.788

Odessa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SPENCER 2 N
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station ELMIRA
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Odessa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 617 100%
Male 287 46.5%
Female 330 53.5%
Under 18 159 25.8%
18+ 458 74.2%
65+ 80 13%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.04
White 596 96.6%
African-American 5 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 10 1.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.5%

Estimated Odessa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 608
Growth -9
Growth % -1.5%

Odessa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 30.3%
US/American 16.2%
German 14.6%
Irish 11.6%
Italian 5.6%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Welsh 3.2%
Scottish 2.8%
Dutch 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Polish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Odessa 617 $51,429
Burdett 357 $40,250
Elmira Heights 4,170 $36,250
Horseheads 6,452 $44,971
Millport 297 $40,500
Montour Falls 1,797 $36,307
Watkins Glen 2,149 $41,172

Odessa Public Libraries

Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library
Odessa, New York
(607) 594-2791
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Odessa High Schools (2004)

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Serves 264 students.

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