Profile for Cooperstown, New York, NY
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Cooperstown is a village in Otsego County, in the Oneonta metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after founder William Cooper, father of author James Fenimore Cooper.
The latitude of Cooperstown is 42.700N. The longitude is -74.924W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,227 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,936.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Cooperstown demographic reports
Cooperstown is on Otsego Lake.
Former and merged names include:
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1992 movie, "A League of Their Own"
James Fenimore Cooper wrote many of his works here.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Fenimore Cooper, writer
· Abner Doubleday, known as the father of baseball
· Robert L. Gibson, astronaut
Local festivals include:
- Otsego Lake Festival - July 14, 2007
- OmmeFest - Sept. 15-16, 2007
- Baseball Film Festival - Nov. 9, 2007
- Winter Carnival - Feb. 9-11, 2007
- Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - July 29, 2007
- Fall Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
- Fall for the Arts - Sept. 23, 2007
- Harvest Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cooperstown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Glimmerglass Opera
Nearby parks & recreation:
Glimmerglass State Park
Cooperstown attractions: Cooperstown Dreams Park
Historic sites and museums: National Baseball Hall of Fame, New York State Historical Association, Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
There is a feel of Brigadoon to Cooperstown, the lush village of baseball and opera tucked into the middle of an idyllic nowhere in upstate New York.
-- New York Times, July 1, 2001
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Ancestry & family history
17% of Cooperstown residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cooperstown ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Dinner at the Hoffman Lane Bistro after a day of research at the State Historical Association
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cooperstown was $26,799, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Cooperstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Cooperstown festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Winter Carnival - F
- Harvest Festival - S
- Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - J
- Otsego Lake Festival - J
- Fall Festival - O
- OmmeFest - S
- Fall for the Arts - S
- Baseball Film Festival - N
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Cooperstown festival web sites:
Historic districts in Cooperstown include Cooperstown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cooperstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $455. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,241.
Libraries in Cooperstown include Village Library of Cooperstown ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cooperstown include Cooperstown Crier
Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cooperstown political report.
The average commute time for Cooperstown workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Cooperstown include Green Apple Inn, Holiday Express Suites Cooperstown, Lake View Motel.
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“ There is a feel of Brigadoon to Cooperstown, the lush village of baseball and opera tucked into the middle of an idyllic nowhere in upstate New York. ”
~ New York Times, July 1, 2001
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