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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,863
Male Share of the Population44%
Female Share of the Population56%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+5,820
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married23%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,320
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,006

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,524
% Above Poverty Level71%
% Below Poverty Level29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work24.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$835
Median House Value$141,100

Ancestry

Irish23%
Italian21%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
English9.8%
Polish6.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Dutch3.4%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.2%
Romanian1.6%
West Indian1.3%
African1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Welsh1%
Norwegian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Ukrainian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
US/American0.5%
Haitian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
German0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
South African0.1%
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Oneonta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Otsego County
Standard Zip Codes13820
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.45
Approximate Longitude-75.06

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)

StationMARYLAND 6 SW
Distance6.7 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
StationWALTON
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationNORWICH
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Franklin2,281$62,917
Laurens2,681$55,714
Milford2,977$63,309
Morris1,785$58,833
Otego3,019$58,365
West End1,556$54,946

Oneonta Public Libraries

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

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Oneonta Hospitals

Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1 Norton Ave
(607) 431-5305

Oneonta Public Schools

Greater Plains Elementary School
60 W End Ave
ZIP: 13820
(607) 433-8272
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Oneonta Middle School
130 East St
ZIP: 13820
(607) 433-8262
Middle
Total Enrollment 364
Oneonta Senior High School
130 East St
ZIP: 13820
(607) 433-8241
High
Total Enrollment 564
Riverside Elementary School
39 House St
ZIP: 13820
(607) 433-8273
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Valleyview Elementary School
40 Valleyview St
ZIP: 13820
(607) 433-8252
Primary
Total Enrollment 255

Oneonta Private Schools

Lighthouse Christian Academy
12 Grove St
ZIP: 13820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Oneonta Community Christian School
158 River St
ZIP: 13820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
The School At Springbrook
105 Campus Dr
ZIP: 13820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
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