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Otsego County, NY&

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0.68% decline
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2.27% growth
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0.62% decline
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1.54% decline


The economy of Otsego County, NY employs 28,287 people. The economy of Otsego County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.51; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Otsego County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,400), Educational Services (3,975), and Retail trade (3,721), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,800), Transportation & Warehousing ($36,364), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($35,250).

Median household income in Otsego County, NY is $49,689. Males in Otsego County, NY have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,340. The income inequality of Otsego County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Otsego County, NY. In Otsego County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 116 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,088. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Otsego County, NY is home to a population of 60,979 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Otsego County, NY is composed of 55,980 White residents (91.8%), 2,111 Hispanic residents (3.46%), 1,027 Black residents (1.68%), 937 Two+ residents (1.54%), and 726 Asian residents (1.19%). The most common foreign languages in Otsego County, NY are Spanish (1,506 speakers), Other West Germanic (262 speakers), and German (257 speakers), but compared to other places, Otsego County, NY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (262 speakers), Scandinavian (58 speakers), and Italian (181 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Otsego County, NY awarded 1,991 degrees. The student population of Otsego County, NY is skewed towards females, with 748 male students and 1,243 female students. Most students in Otsego County, NY are White (1,593 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (130 and 6.53%), Unknown (100 and 5.02%), and Black or African American (65 and 3.26%). The largest universities in Otsego County, NY by number of graduates are SUNY Oneonta (1,628 and 81.8%), Hartwick College (334 and 16.8%), and Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (29 and 1.46%). The most popular majors in Otsego County, NY are General Biological Sciences (175 and 8.79%), General Psychology (172 and 8.64%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (117 and 5.88%). The median tuition costs in Otsego County, NY are $42,050 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Otsego County, NY is $140,600, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $142,800 to $140,600, a 1.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Otsego County, NY is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Otsego County, NY have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Otsego County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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