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The 2000 Census showed that Oneida County had a population of 235,469 people. This represented 1.24% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Oneida had a population of 231,044 people. This is a decrease of 1.88% 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
2010234,878-0.25%+1.66% since 2009
2009231,044-1.88%+0.22% since 2008
2008230,540-2.09%-0.18% since 2007
2006231,052-1.88%-0.22% since 2005
2005231,563-1.66%-0.4% since 2004
2003232,578-1.23%-0.19% since 2002
2002233,014-1.04%-0.29% since 2001
2001233,697-0.75%-0.75% since 2000
2000235,469The Last Census

Oneida County had 102,803 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Oneida County has a total area<3> of 1,257 square miles [3,255 km²]. Of this total, 1,212 square miles [3,140 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.53%) being water (44.41 square miles [115 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Oneida County had a population density of 194.2 people per square mile [75 people/km²], making it the state's 24th 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 Oneida County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Oneida and the state of New York.

Click here for the Oneida County QuickFact (QF-36065).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New HartfordQF-365030920,86721,172-1.44%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HerkimerQF-36043   E62,23664,427-3.4%
LewisQF-36049   N26,15726,944-2.92%
MadisonQF-36053   SW69,95469,4410.74%
OswegoQF-36075   W121,377122,377-0.82%
OtsegoQF-36077   SE61,60261,676-0.12%

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Census QuickFact for Oneida 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 Oneida. 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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