Cooperstown is a small village in Otsego County, in Central New York. Located just under Otsego Lake, the area is a little less than two square miles, and has a population between 1,700 and 1,800. The village of Cooperstown was founded in the late 18th century by William Cooper, father of noted 19th century American author James Fenimore Cooper.
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Cooperstown consists largely of adult professionals with families, with the median age being around 51. The median income in the village is $34,459 per individual, or $57,180 per household. Meanwhile, the median home price is $395,000, or $182 per square foot. The demographics are around 84% white, 8% Asian, 4% African American, and 2% Hispanic. Browse the newest real estate listings in Cooperstown, NY.
There are a number of great schools in town—for students of all ages—many of them part of the Cooperstown Central School District. Cooperstown Elementary School educates children Kindergarten through 6th grade, using a combination of one on one study and group activities to maximize student potential. Cooperstown Junior and Senior High School includes a cooking club, a media team, a theatre company, and a host of other opportunities to help prepare students for college and beyond. And the Cooperstown Graduate Program provides Masters Degrees in Museum Studies.
Other local schools include Brookwood, St. Mary's, Milford Central School, Panch Junior and Senior High School, and plenty of others. Since families are such an important part of the Cooperstown population, there are a plethora of educational opportunities there as well. Find homes in Cooperstown by school district.
The biggest industry in Cooperstown is healthcare services, particularly in the area of social assistance. Education is also a significant source of employment, as are hospitality and food service. Other prominent industries include finance, as well as transportation and warehousing. There are jobs in Cooperstown for all different specialties and all different experience and skill levels.
Cooperstown is a fairly small area, but there's always plenty going on there. Most famously, it's home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is just across the way from Doubleday Field—so you can learn about baseball history, and then catch a Cooperstown Hawkeyes game. You can also visit the Fenimore Art Museum, and the Glimmerglass Festival, one of the largest opera festivals in the country, which performs just outside the Cooperstown area in the summer.
If you're more the outdoorsy type, Otsego Lake provides great opportunities for swimming, sailing, fishing, and more. Or if you prefer hiking or biking, there are a number of beautiful trails in the area, such as Clark Town Trail and Star Field Trail. And just north of Cooperstown is Glimmerglass State Park, which has camping in the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, and a host of other great activities, all year round.
Cooperstown also features some wonderful restaurants. There are several top notch pizzerias, and plenty of delicious Italian food, plus casual diners, local bars, and much more. Whatever you're looking for, Cooperstown has it.
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