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The 2000 Census showed that Chenango County had a population of 51,401 people. This represented 0.27% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Chenango had a population of 50,620 people. This is a decrease of 1.52% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201050,477-1.8%-0.28% since 2009
200950,620-1.52%-0.62% since 2008
200850,937-0.9%-0.38% since 2007
200651,097-0.59%+0.2% since 2005
200550,994-0.79%-0.23% since 2004
200451,113-0.56%-0.28% since 2003
200351,254-0.29%+0.17% since 2002
200251,166-0.46%+0.13% since 2001
200151,098-0.59%-0.59% since 2000
200051,401The Last Census

Chenango County had 23,890 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Chenango County has a total area<3> of 898 square miles [2,327 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.34 square miles [11.25 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Chenango County had a population density of 57.5 people per square mile [22.19 people/km²], making it the state's 53rd most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Chenango County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Chenango and the state of New York.

Click here for the Chenango County QuickFact (QF-36017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Chenango County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Chenango County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BroomeQF-36007   SW194,630200,536-2.95%
CortlandQF-36023   W47,99648,599-1.24%
DelawareQF-36025   SE45,51448,055-5.29%
MadisonQF-36053   N69,95469,4410.74%
OtsegoQF-36077   E61,60261,676-0.12%

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Census QuickFact for Chenango County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Chenango. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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