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Otego is a village in Otsego County, in the Oneonta metro area.
The community name derives from Iroquoian for "to have fire there"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Otego. For links to other places called Otego, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Otego is 42.397N. The longitude is -75.173W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 998.
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18% of Otego residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Otego ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Otego was $17,624, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Otego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Otego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Libraries in Otego include Harris Memorial Library ... View libraries
Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Otego political report.
The average commute time for Otego workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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