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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.


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Median household income
Local
$31,742
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Owego demographic reports
Owego is on the Susquehanna River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nathaniel Parker Willis, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Festival - June 16, 2007
  • Tioga County Fair - July 3-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Owego web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Tioga County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The small streams emptying into the Susquehanna are innumerable, and, eight or ten miles back from the river, the arks are built, and the materials of the rafts collected, ready to launch with the first thaw.
-- Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1848

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

23% of Owego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Owego include Owego Central Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Owego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.


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Libraries in Owego include Coburn Free Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Owego workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Owego include Holiday Inn Express-Owego, Treadway Inn-Owego.

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“ The small streams emptying into the Susquehanna are innumerable, and, eight or ten miles back from the river, the arks are built, and the materials of the rafts collected, ready to launch with the first thaw. ”
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1848

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