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People

Total Population 19,489
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,383
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,159

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,080
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $638
Median House Value $137,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Owego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Tioga
Metro Area Binghamton
Standard Zip Codes 13827
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.103
Longitude -76.262

Owego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ENDICOTT
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station BINGHAMTON BROOME CO AP
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station MONTROSE
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Catatonk (13827)

Flemingville (13827)

Foster (13827)

Gaskill (13827)

Hullsville (13827)

South Owego (13827)

Straits Corners (13827)

Waits (13827)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apalachin 1,508 $55,938
Candor 5,196 $56,905
Endicott 13,143 $39,736
Endwell 11,445 $75,483
Newark Valley 3,872 $71,310
Nichols 2,721 $53,281

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Owego Public Libraries

Library
Coburn Free Library
275 MAIN STREET
Owego, New York
(607) 687-3520

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1 SHELDON GUILE BLVD
607-687-6230
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Historic Owego

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Susquehanna River at Owego Narrows c1900.

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Susquehanna River at Owego Narrows c1900.

Bridge over the Susquehanna (Oswego) between 1898 and 1901

Hiawatha's Island near Owego c1900.

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