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East Otto, New York
The Town of East Otto was incorporated in 1854. The town in on the northern border of the county.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 107.1 km² (41.4 mi²). 106.6 km² (41.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.48% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,105 people, 412 households, and 285 families residing in the town. The population density is 10.4/km² (26.8/mi²). There are 545 housing units at an average density of 5.1/km² (13.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.37% White, 0.45% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 412 households out of which 34.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% are married couples living together, 7.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 21.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $36,250, and the median income for a family is $42,917. Males have a median income of $31,917 versus $20,795 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,607. 12.2% of the population and 10.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 12.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in East Otto
- Brooklyn -- A hamlet on Route 12 in the north-central part of the town.
- East Otto -- The hamlet of East Otto at the junction of Routes 12, 14, and 75 is in the south-central part of the town on East Otto Creek.
- Edies Siding -- A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.
- Griffis Sculpture Park -- An outdoor sculpture park on Mill Valley Road.
- Plato -- A hamlet on the south town line.
- Whitford Hollow -- A hamlet southeast of Brooklyn.
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