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Overview

Introduction to Oneonta, New York

Oneonta, New York, in Otsego county, is 45 miles S of Utica, New York and 127 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Oneonta History

The region in which the City of Oneonta belongs today was once occupied by the Iroquois and Algonquin Indians. However, by the early historic period, the Iroquois took over complete control of the area. Early European pioneers came sometime around 1775. They mostly consisted of Dutch and Palatine Germans settlers who were moving out of Hudson Valley. The Town of Oneonta was established in 1830. It achieved cityhood in 1908.

Oneonta and nearby Attractions

  • Gilbert Lake State Park
  • Museums at Hartwick
  • Science Discovery Center of Oneonta
  • Hanford Mills Museum
  • National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • The Oneonta Country Club

Things To Do In Oneonta

Oneonta is home to significant historic structures and sites. There are also a few golf courses in the neighborhood, as well as fully equipped parks.

Oneonta Transportation

Sullivan County International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Oneonta Higher Education

SUNY College and Hartwick College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 13,862
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,690
Age of the Population 22

Families

% of people married 22.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,469

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,214
% Above Poverty Level 70.5%
% Below Poverty Level 29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 27.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $147,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 22.8%

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

Oneonta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles S of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Otsego
Standard Zip Codes 13820
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.452
Longitude -75.064

Oneonta 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 MARYLAND 6 SW
Distance 6.7 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 WALTON
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station NORWICH
Distance 24.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Emmons (13820)

Milford Center (13820)

North Franklin (13820)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Laurens 2,740 $41,633
Milford 2,982 $63,832
Morris 1,616 $54,130
Otego 3,049 $55,807

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

Oneonta Public Libraries

Library
Huntington Memorial Library
62 CHESTNUT STREET
Oneonta, New York
(607) 432-1980

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Oneonta Hospitals

AURELIA OSBORN FOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE NORTON AVENUE
(607) 423-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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130 EAST ST
607-433-8241
Serves 719 students.

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