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Overview

Cooperstown, New York Overview

Cooperstown is located in upstate New York, about an hour and a half west of New York's capital, Albany. Cooperstown sits in a triangle formed by three highways including Interstate 81, Interstate 88, and Interstate 90. State Highway 28 and 80, and County Highway 33 all pass through Cooperstown. Cooperstown is located on the southern banks of picturesque Otsego Lake, known as "Glimmerglass" from James Fenimore Cooper's novels.

Cooperstown is the county seat of Otsego County, New York. It was founded in 1787 by William Cooper who was a judge and a member of Congress. It was incorporated in 1807 as The Village of Otsego, but changed its name to The Village of Cooperstown in 1812. At its incorporation, Cooperstown had a population of 686 people. That has grown to slightly over 2,000 people. Cooperstown is perhaps best known as home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Things to Do in Cooperstown

As home to The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located on Main Street, a large number of the things to do in Cooperstown center around baseball. Baseball attractions and events in Cooperstown include:

  • The Baseball Wax Museum, which is a wax museum dedicated to baseball with three floors of attractions.
  • Cooperstown Dreams Park, which is home to the American Youth Baseball Hall Of Fame, and the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournaments.
  • Doubleday Field, which is an almost 10,000 seat minor league ballpark that has been in existence since 1920. It is home to Major League Baseball's annual Hall of Fame Game.
  • The Doubleday Batting range, which is a batting cage located next to Doubleday Field. It is the oldest batting cage open to the public in the United States.
  • The Hall of Fame Game Weekend, which is a weekend of events centered upon the annual Hall of Fame Game. The Hall of Fame game is an in-season exhibition game between two Major League Baseball clubs played at Doubleday Field.
  • Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, which is a weekend of activities that includes the annual induction of the next class of baseball's hall of famers.
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame, which is the hall of fame for baseball in the United States. Dedicated in 1939, the Hall of Fame consists of three floors of baseball exhibits, memorabilia, and information, including the famous Plaque Gallery that holds all of the plaques of inductees.

There are also many other things to do in and around Cooperstown that are not centered upon baseball. Other notable activities and events include:

  • Bear Pond Wines in Oneonta
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours
  • The Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival
  • The Farmers' Museum
  • The Fenimore Art Museum
  • Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek
  • The Glimmerglass Opera
  • The Glimmerglass Queen Tour Boat
  • The Leatherstocking Golf Course
  • Howe Caverns in Howe Cave, New York
  • The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta

For more information about Cooperstown see Nutty About Sports article"Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York".

Demographics

People

Total Population1,935
Male Share of the Population44.2%
Female Share of the Population55.8%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+1,038
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,011
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,646

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,036
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work41.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone40.2%
Median Gross Rent$771
Median House Value$271,000

Ancestry

Irish22.7%
English21.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.5%
Italian12.1%
Scottish6.5%
French Except Basque5.3%
Welsh2.8%
Polish2.5%
Swedish1.8%
African1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Austrian1.4%
Croatian1.3%
West Indian1.1%
Hungarian1%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Arab0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Swiss0.5%
British0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
German0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
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Cooperstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Otsego County
Standard Zip Codes13326
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.7
Approximate Longitude-74.92

Cooperstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOOPERSTOWN
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip41.7 inches
StationCHERRY VALLEY 2 NNE
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationMARYLAND 6 SW
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cherry Valley1,292$62,639
Laurens2,681$55,714
Milford2,977$63,309
Oneonta13,863$66,524
Richfield Springs1,121$39,375
Sharon Springs518$51,500

Cooperstown Public Libraries

Village Library Of Cooperstown
22 MAIN STREET
Cooperstown, New York
(607) 547-8344

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Cooperstown Hospitals

Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
(Non-profit)
1 Atwell Rd
(607) 547-3100

Cooperstown Public Schools

Cooperstown Elementary School
21 Walnut St
ZIP: 13326
(607) 547-9976
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Cooperstown Junior/senior High School
39 Linden Ave
ZIP: 13326
(607) 547-8181
High
Total Enrollment 451

Cooperstown Private Schools

Brookwood School (the)
687 County Highway 59
ZIP: 13326
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Faith Christian Academy
4898 State Highway 28
ZIP: 13326
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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