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The City of Oneonta had a population of 13,804 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oneonta: Klipnockie, Otego.

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Oneonta, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,804
Population in Households 9,227
Population in Familes 4,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,577
Population Density1 3,165
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 4,242
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,761
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,492 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 565 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $144,769
Average Home Value $164,604


Median Household Income $36,053
Average Household Income $55,084
Per Capita Income $18,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.23%
Households -0.48% -0.38%
Families -0.79% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 147 88th
Population Density1 # 261 78th
Diversity Index2 # 400 67th
Median Household Income # 1150 4th
Per Capita Income # 1162 3rd

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