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Welcome to Odessa ...

The village of Odessa is located in Schuyler County<1>.


The location of Odessa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Odessa, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

When the people of Odessa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Odessan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Odessa has a population of 552 people<4> (see below for details).

Odessa is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Odessa lies within the (607) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Odessa had an population of 552 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Odessa had a population of 591 people. This makes Odessa the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 591 people, the population of Odessa decreased 4.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 617 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Odessa.

Communities Also Named Odessa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Odessa - they are located in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Odessa.

Communities near Odessa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Odessa.

  • Ithaca
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,981 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca <6>
  • Elmira
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Corning
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Horseheads
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Lansing
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,866 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing <6>
  • Elmira Heights
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira Heights
    • Elmira Heights is located in Chemung County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,747 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmira Heights <6>
  • Cayuga Heights
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga Heights
    • Cayuga Heights is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,526 people
  • Painted Post
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Watkins Glen
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watkins Glen
    • Watkins Glen is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,851 people
    • Former names for Watkins Glen:
    • Jefferson
    • Salubria
    • Watkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watkins Glen <6>
  • Trumansburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Odessa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Odessa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Odessa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Odessa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Odessa. See our Newspapers Page for Odessa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Odessa ...

Looking for more information about Odessa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Odessa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Odessa.

Adding Odessa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Odessa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Odessa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Odessa post office opened in 1855.

We also found Odessa in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Odessa.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Odessa. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Schuyler County: www.lightlink.com/schco/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Schuyler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Odessa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Odessa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Odessa.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Odessa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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