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July 6, 2013

Otsego population skewing older


• There was a total of 23,144 jobs in the county as of 2011, with the biggest industry sector being health care and social assistance, which accounted for 24 percent of the total positions.

• The second largest sector for employment was education, which accounted for 3,740 jobs, or 16.2 percent of the total.

• There are more people employed in public administration (1,570) than in manufacturing (959).

• Data from 2011 shows the municipality with the highest household median income is Middlefield - at $62,212. The lowest: Richfield, at $33,170.

• The average age of the 980 farmers in the county is 58.3 years old. There are more farmers older than age 65 (296) than those who are less than 45 years old (120).

• The town that had the highest percentage of population loss from 2000 to 2010 was Decatur, whose population shrunk by 57 people , or 13.9 percent. The town with the biggest population gain, on a percentage basis, was Westford, which gained 84 residents, for a 10.7 percent growth spurt.

The profiles for Otsego and other counties were generated by the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics. The work is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, in coordination with the Community & Regional Development Institute at Cornell.

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