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The 2000 Census showed that Otsego County had a population of 61,676 people. This represented 0.33% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Otsego had a population of 61,602 people. This is a decrease of 0.12% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201062,259+0.95%+1.07% since 2009
200961,602-0.12%-0.34% since 2008
200861,811+0.22%-0.62% since 2007
200762,194+0.84%-0.25% since 2006
200662,348+1.09%-0.2% since 2005
200562,474+1.29% 
200462,426+1.22%+0.48% since 2003
200362,126+0.73%+0.57% since 2002
200261,776+0.16%+0.16% since 2001
200161,680  
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200061,676The Last Census

Otsego County had 28,481 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Otsego County has a total area<3> of 1,015 square miles [2,629 km²]. Of this total, 1,002 square miles [2,597 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.21%) being water (12.31 square miles [31.88 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Otsego County had a population density of 61.5 people per square mile [23.75 people/km²], making it the state's 51st 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 Otsego County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Otsego and the state of New York.

Click here for the Otsego County QuickFact (QF-36077).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
OneontaQF-365488112,95713,292-2.52%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ChenangoQF-36017   W50,62051,401-1.52%
DelawareQF-36025   S45,51448,055-5.29%
HerkimerQF-36043   N62,23664,427-3.4%
MadisonQF-36053   NW69,95469,4410.74%
MontgomeryQF-36057   NE48,61649,708-2.2%
SchoharieQF-36095   E31,52931,582-0.17%

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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 Otsego. 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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