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Oneonta, New York - Basic Facts

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The City of Oneonta had a population of 13,639 as of July 1, 2017. Oneonta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oneonta is located at latitude 42.4548 and longitude -75.0669 in Otsego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oneonta (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otsego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The City of Oneonta (GNIS ID: 979309) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oneonta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oneonta: Klipnockie, Otego.

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Oneonta, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,639
Daytime Population: Workers 7,094
Daytime Population: Residents 8,056
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,150
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 9,175
Population in Familes 4,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,464
Population Density2 3,127
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $36,773
Average Household Income $58,011
Per Capita Income $19,736


Total Housing Units 4,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,739 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,456 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $143,525
Average Home Value $161,026


Total Households 4,195
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,737
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.36%
Households -0.57% -0.62%
Families -0.87% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Oneonta, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oneonta to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 87th
Population Density # 264 78th
Diversity Index # 404 66th
Median Household Income # 1145 4th
Per Capita Income # 1151 4th

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