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Butternuts is a town in Otsego County, in the Oneonta metro area.
The town was named for three trees growing from one stump.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Butternuts. For links to other places called Butternuts, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Butternuts is 42.469N. The longitude is -75.321W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,792.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Butternuts 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 13776 ZIP code.
17% of Butternuts residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Butternuts ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Butternuts was $19,223, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Butternuts residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Butternuts, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $759.
Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Butternuts political report.
The average commute time for Butternuts workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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