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"City of the Hills"
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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oneonta was $12,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Oneonta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Oneonta include Walnut Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oneonta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.
Libraries in Oneonta include Huntington Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Oneonta include Oneonta Daily Star
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSQC-FM.
Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oneonta political report.
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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