Otego, New York

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Otego, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Otego College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Otego Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Otego, New York

Comparing Otego 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 9 5
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 6
Median Family Income 8 4
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 2 1


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

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Otego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles S of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Otsego
Standard Zip Codes 13825
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.397
Longitude -75.173

Otego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Station DELHI 2 SE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Otego Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,052 100%
Male 489 46.5%
Female 563 53.5%
Under 18 304 28.9%
18+ 748 71.1%
65+ 148 14.1%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,012 96.2%
African-American 22 2.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2%

Estimated Otego Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,007
Growth -45
Growth % -4.3%

Otego 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 17.4%
German 17.4%
Irish 14.6%
Italian 10.1%
US/American 6%
Dutch 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Polish 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 2%
French Canadian 1.7%
Norwegian 1.5%
European 1.5%
Jamaican 1.3%
Haitian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Russian 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
British 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Otego, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Otsdawa (13825)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Otego 1,052 $47,321
Franklin 402 $36,500
Gilbertsville 375 $46,667
Laurens 277 $27,500
Oneonta 13,292 $40,833
Unadilla 1,127 $39,097
West End 1,813 $31,628

Otego Public Libraries

Harris Memorial Library
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