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"City of the Hills"

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Oneonta is a city in Otsego County.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "stony place."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Oneonta. For links to other places called Oneonta, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oneonta is 42.452N. The longitude is -75.064W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,799.


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Median household income
Local
$24,671
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oneonta demographic reports
Oneonta is on the Susquehanna River.
Former and merged names include:
· Onteonta
· Otego
Early industries included a woolen factory, iron foundry and tannery. Once a railroad town, with large roundhouse.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 8 among towns in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Jerry Jeff Walker, country musician
· Paul Reubens, actor (Pee-Wee Herman)
Local festivals include:
  • City of the Hills Fine Arts Festival - Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oneonta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Catskill Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Gilbert Lake State Park
Sports teams: Tigers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: National Soccer Hall of Fame, Museums at Hartwick, Science Discovery Center of Oneonta
Colleges and universities: SUNY Oneonta, Hartwick College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oneonta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otsego County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13820 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Oneonta residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oneonta ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Chicken and baked beans from Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oneonta was $12,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Oneonta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Oneonta include Walnut Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oneonta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries in Oneonta include Huntington Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Oneonta include Oneonta Daily Star

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSQC-FM.

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Politics

Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oneonta political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Oneonta workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oneonta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Oneonta include Clarion Hotel Oneonta, Holiday Inn, Oneonta.

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