Chenango County

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Chenango County, New York

5 Court St
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1450
Fax: (607) 337-1455
www.co.chenango.ny.us

In south-central NY, southeast of Ithaca; organized Mar 15, 1798 from Herkimer and Tioga counties. Name Origin: From an Onondaga Indian word probably meaning 'bull thistle.'

Area (sq mi):: 898.70 (land 894.36; water 4.34) Population per square mile: 57.90
Population 2005: 51,755 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 -0.70% Population 2000: 51,401 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,427; median household $33,679; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,334-$22,975
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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