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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Otsego County is located in New York with a population of 60,750. Living in Otsego County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Otsego County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Otsego County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Otsego County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Otsego County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    114.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,310.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Otsego County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,254
National
$55,322

Otsego County Reviews

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I have lived and worked in Otsego County, NY for over 5 years now. Having grown up close to New York City, I treasure the air quality and style of living in central NY. There is no traffic, plenty of farms nearby to purchase quality produce and the views are magnificent.
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There are significant changes in the four seasons in Worcester. Winter being the longest, starting from about November and finally ending in April. Worcester is so beautiful in the fall. Spring is also nice, but wet and muddy. The summers get warm and humid. If you like outdoor winter sports, the winters aren't so bad. You also see a lot of people with four wheel drive cars because of the hills and snow. It's also not uncommon to see most people with a plow stuck on their four-wheelers or pick-up trucks. IT's a nice place to be because if you get snowed in, someone will be around the help dig you out!
There are maybe 5 places to go out at night in Worcester and that includes two local bars (Buds and The Time Out), and a pub that closes around 9 p.m. The Time Out is usually not filled with anyone under the age of 40 on a regular weekend night, but when college is on break, Saturday night karaoke can be pretty fun! Even though Jack's Pub closes at 9, it's a great dinner place. It has a small menu, but the chicken wrap and the burgers are so yummy. There is also a one-screen movie theatre that plays shows only in the summer. Overall, there is not much to do at night here! Most people go out to Oneonta, about 25 minutes away to go out to bars and various restaurants.