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Oneonta, New York
- This article is about the City of Oneonta. For information about the Town of Oneonta, see Oneonta (town), New York.
The City of Oneonta is located within the Town of Oneonta in Otsego County, New York. The city was established in 1908 and as of the 2000 U.S. Census, had a population of 13,292. Oneonta is home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, State University of New York at Oneonta, and Hartwick College.
Oneonta is located at 42°27'21" North, 75°3'44" West (42.456003, -75.062302). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²). None of the area is covered with water. The city is in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains between Binghamton and Albany, New York.
As of the census of 2000, there are 13,292 people, 4,253 households, and 1,913 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,171.7/km² (3,032.6/mi²). There are 4,574 housing units at an average density of 403.2 persons/km² (1,043.6 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.81% White, 3.87% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 3.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,253 households out of which 22.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 55.0% are non-families. 36.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the city the population is spread out with 13.6% under the age of 18, 43.1% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $24,671, and the median income for a family is $40,833. Males have a median income of $31,250 versus $25,338 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,640. 30.3% of the population and 13.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.8% are under the age of 18 and 12.6% are 65 or older.
- Willard V. Huntington: Oneonta Memories and Sundry Personal Recollections of the Author, Bancroft, 1891
- Articles by Oneonta City Historian
- City of Oneonta, NY
- Future for Oneonta Foundation
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