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Owego is a village in Tioga County, in the Binghamton metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Iroquoian for "where valley widens."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Owego. For links to other places called Owego, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Owego is 42.103N. The longitude is -76.262W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,809.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Owego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tioga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Binghamton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13827 ZIP code.
16% of Owego residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Owego ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Owego was $17,068, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Owego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Owego include Owego Central Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Owego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.
Libraries in Owego include Coburn Free Library ... View libraries
Tioga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Owego political report.
The average commute time for Owego workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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