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Welcome to Otego ...

The village of Otego is located in Otsego County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Otego, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Otego has a population of 926 people<2> (see below for details).

Otego is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Otego: 13825<4>

Websites for Otego ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.otsegocountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Otego, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Otego had an population of 926 people. This is a decrease of 8.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Otego had a population of 1,010 people. This makes Otego the county's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,010 people, the population of Otego decreased 3.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,052 people).

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

Communities Also Named Otego ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Otego - they are located in Kansas (2) and Nevada.

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

Communities near Otego ...

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

  • Oneonta
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneonta have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
    • Oneonta is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,695 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta <6>
  • Sidney
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
    • Sidney is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,557 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney <6>
  • Delhi
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
    • Delhi is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,871 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi <6>
  • Walton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
    • Walton is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,776 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walton <6>
  • Bainbridge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
    • Bainbridge is located in Chenango County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge <6>
  • Unadilla
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unadilla have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unadilla
    • Unadilla is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,039 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unadilla <6>
  • New Berlin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
    • New Berlin is located in Chenango County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 973 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Berlin <6>
  • Morris
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
    • Morris is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morris <6>
  • Milford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford <6>
  • Gilbertsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertsville
    • Gilbertsville is located in Otsego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbertsville <6>

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 Otego. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Otego.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Otego. 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 Otego.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Otego. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Otego.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Otego ...

Looking for more information about Otego? 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 Otego, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Otego.

Adding Otego to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Otego 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 Otego was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Otego in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Otego.

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

The official website for Otsego County: www.otsegocounty.com/

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 Otsego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Otego.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Otego - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Otego). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Otego or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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