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Time Zone: Otsego County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cooperstown is the Seat for Otsego County.

Otsego County was founded in 1791 and was created by taking area from MontgomeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Otsego had a population of 61,602 people. This is a decrease of 0.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 61,676 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Otsego represented 0.33% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

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
201062,259+0.95%+1.07% since 2009
200961,602-0.12%-0.34% since 2008
200861,811+0.22%-0.62% since 2007
200061,676The Last Census

More information can be found on the Otsego County Census Page for Otsego County.


Below are some of the communities located in Otsego County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Otsego County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Oneonta   12,95713,2922.52% decrease  
Oneonta   5,1554,9943.22% increase  
Unadilla   4,4344,5482.51% decrease  
Otsego   4,0123,9042.77% increase  
Otego   3,1323,1831.6% decrease  

Websites for Otsego County

Official Website:   www.otsegocounty.com/

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

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