Otsego County, NY

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Population

60,750

0.376% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$51,254

3.15% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

28,545

0.912% growth

Median Property Value

$141,900

0.925% growth

About

In 2017, Otsego County, NY had a population of 60.8k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $51,254. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Otsego County, NY declined from 60,979 to 60,750, a -0.376% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,689 to $51,254, a 3.15% increase.

The population of Otsego County, NY is 91.5% White Alone, 3.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.72% Black or African American Alone. 6.2% of the people in Otsego County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Otsego County, NY are SUNY Oneonta (1,680 degrees awarded in 2016), Hartwick College (323 degrees), and Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (39 degrees).

The median property value in Otsego County, NY is $141,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Otsego County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Otsego County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Otsego County, NY employs 28.5k people. The largest industries in Otsego County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,436 people), Educational Services (4,221 people), and Retail Trade (3,560 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,385), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,563), and Public Administration ($44,183).

Median household income in Otsego County, NY is $51,254. Males in Otsego County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Otsego County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,254

2017 value

± $1,528

3.15%

1 Year Growth

± 4.64%

Households in Otsego County, NY have a median annual income of $51,254, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,689 in 2016, which represents a 3.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Otsego County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Otsego County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Otsego County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Otsego County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5913

  2. Census Tract 5902.02

  3. Census Tract 5912

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Otsego County, NY was Census Tract 5913 with a value of $101,583, followed by Census Tract 5902.02 and Census Tract 5912, with respective values of $63,900 and $60,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Otsego County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Otsego County, NY (8.97k out of 55.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,006 ± 517

  2. Hispanic

    467 ± 142

  3. Black

    375 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Otsego County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.5k

2017 Value

± 884

0.912%

1 Year growth

± 4.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Otsego County, NY grew at a rate of 0.912%, from 28.3k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Otsego County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,323 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,137 people), and Management Occupations (2,906 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Otsego County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Otsego County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,323 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,137 people), and Management Occupations (2,906 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Otsego County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.46 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Otsego County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,221), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,103), and Legal Occupations ($64,464).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.5k

2017 Value

± 884

0.912%

1 Year growth

± 4.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Otsego County, NY grew at a rate of 0.912%, from 28.3k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Otsego County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,436 people), Educational Services (4,221 people), and Retail Trade (3,560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Otsego County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Otsego County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Otsego County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,436 people), Educational Services (4,221 people), and Retail Trade (3,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Otsego County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.32 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.6 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Otsego County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,385), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,563), and Public Administration ($44,183).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Otsego County, NY has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Otsego County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, NY see 866 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.581% increase from the previous year (861 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1939 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 589 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

866 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, NY see an average of 866 patients per year. This represents a 0.581% increase from the previous year (861 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Otsego County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.39%

Uninsured

48%

Employer Coverage

16.3%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Otsego County, NY declined by 11.8% from 7.24% to 6.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Otsego County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Otsego County, NY is home to a population of 60.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.64% of Otsego County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Otsego County, NY is composed of 55.6k White Alone residents (91.5%), 2.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.53%), 1.05k Black or African American Alone residents (1.72%), 1.01k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 816 Asian Alone residents (1.34%), 83 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.137%), 65 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.107%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00165%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Otsego County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,506 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (262 speakers), and German (257 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Otsego County, NY was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Otsego County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Otsego County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.64% of Otsego County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Otsego County, NY was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Otsego County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Otsego County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Otsego County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Otsego County, NY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    55.6k ± 62

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.15k ± 271

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.05k ± 90

In 2017, there were 25.9 times more White Alone residents (55.6k people) in Otsego County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.15k Hispanic or Latino and 1.05k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Otsego County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,506 speakers (2.56%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    262 speakers (0.445%)

  3. German

    257 speakers (0.437%)

6.2% of Otsego County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Otsego County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.56% of the overall population of Otsego County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.445% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.437% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,522 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    544 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    393 ± 105

Otsego County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Otsego County, NY awarded 2,042 degrees. The student population of Otsego County, NY is skewed towards women, with 2,948 male students and 4,537 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Otsego County, NY are White (1,625 and 80.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (141 and 6.99%), Unknown (108 and 5.36%), and Black or African American (71 and 3.52%).

The largest universities in Otsego County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY Oneonta (1,680 and 82.3%), Hartwick College (323 and 15.8%), and Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (39 and 1.91%).

The most popular majors in Otsego County, NY are General Psychology (174 and 8.52%), General Biological Sciences (163 and 7.98%), and Business & Managerial Economics (143 and 7%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 143 degrees awarded

  3. 174 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Otsego County, NY was General Biological Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Otsego County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,680 degrees awarded

  2. 323 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$42,050

Median Private

In 2016, the Otsego County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY Oneonta with 1,680 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

761

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,281

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 761 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Otsego County, NY, which is 0.594 times less than the 1,281 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Otsego County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,625 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    141 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    108 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Otsego County, NY were to White students. These 1,625 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 141 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Otsego County, NY was $141,900 in 2017, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,600 to $141,900, a 0.925% increase. The homeownership rate in Otsego County, NY is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Otsego County, NY have an average commute time of 21.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$51,254

Median Household Income

± $1,528

23.6k

Number of Households

± 776

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.6k households in Otsego County, NY grew to $51,254 from the previous year's value of $49,689.

The following chart displays the households in Otsego County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$141,900

2017 Median

± $4,672

$140,600

2016 Median

± $4,061

In 2017, the median property value in Otsego County, NY grew to to $141,900 from the previous year's value of $140,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Otsego County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Otsego County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Otsego County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Otsego County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in Otsego County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Otsego County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Otsego County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Otsego County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Otsego County, NY have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Otsego County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.2%

  2. Walked

    8.71%

  3. Carpooled

    8.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Otsego County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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