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Otego, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Otego is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Otsego County at latitude 42.3928 and longitude -75.1801. Otsego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Otego, but most people and references simply refer to it as Otego, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Otego indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Otego (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Otego, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,010
Population in Households 996
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 871
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $186,571


Median Household Income $45,593
Average Household Income $54,615
Per Capita Income $23,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.1%
Households 0.39% 0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


Otego, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otego to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 830 30th
Population Density1 # 756 37th
Diversity Index2 # 696 41st
Median Household Income # 926 22nd
Per Capita Income # 883 26th

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