Otego, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Otego, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Otego had a population of 982 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Otego is located at latitude 42.3928 and longitude -75.1801 in Otsego County. 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. Otsego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The Village of Otego (GNIS ID: 2391042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Otego population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Otego, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 982
Population in Households 968
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $179,615
Average Home Value $193,031


Median Household Income $44,210
Average Household Income $51,557
Per Capita Income $21,676
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.43%
Households -0.32% -0.25%
Families -0.55% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 833 30th
Population Density1 # 765 36th
Diversity Index2 # 626 47th
Median Household Income # 957 20th
Per Capita Income # 1009 15th

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