Latitude: 42.3825

Longitude: -78.8147

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Otto, New York

The images and pictures further below present data about Otto, New York. Otto is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 831 at the 2000 census. The name comes from Jacob S. Otto, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Otto lies on the northern border of the county.

History

The town was first settled around 1816.

The Town of Otto was formed in 1823 from part of the Town of Perrysburg. Otto returned territory to Perrysburg in 1823 and ceded land to Ashford in 1835. In 1854, the eastern half of the town was spun off and renamed the Town of East Otto.

The First Congregational Church of Otto is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.34%) is water.

The north town line is formed by Cattaraugus Creek and is the border of Erie County, New York, and the west town line is formed by South Branch (of Cattaraugus Creek).

The main highways through Otto are county roads. Cattaraugus County Route 12 is the main road through town, which extends southwestward Cattaraugus and northeastward toward East Otto, while Cattaraugus County Route 11 (North Otto Road) spurs northward from the hamlet of Otto through North Otto (then becomes Route 56 as it turns west on Forty Road), and Cattaraugus County Route 13 (Maples Road) splits off east of the hamlet toward Ellicottville. County Route 68 (Swamp Road) connects North Otto with East Otto.

Part of the Zoar Valley is located by the north town line.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 831 people, 310 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.8 people per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 12.8 per square mile (4.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.92% White, 0.72% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 310 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.98.

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East Otto, New York (6.09 km)

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Zoar Valley (7.99 km)

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Zoar, New York (8.5 km)

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New Albion, New York (9.04 km)

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