Owego, NY


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Living in Owego

Owego is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,736 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Owego is the 382nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Owego was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages, Owego isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Owego are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Owego is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owego who work in food service (14.77%), sales jobs (11.63%), and management occupations (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Owego has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Owego citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.90% of adults in Owego have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Owego in 2010 was $26,996, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,984 for a family of four. However, Owego contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Owego home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owego residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Owego include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Owego is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Chinese.

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