Otisville, New York

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Otisville, New York
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Otisville, New York is located in New York
Otisville, New York
Otisville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 74°32′22″W / 41.47083°N 74.53944°W / 41.47083; -74.53944Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 74°32′22″W / 41.47083°N 74.53944°W / 41.47083; -74.53944
Country United States
State New York
 • Total0.76 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Land0.76 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total969
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)845
FIPS code36-55673
GNIS feature ID0959548

Otisville is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 969 at the 2020 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

The village of Otisville is in the town of Mount Hope, located near the western town line.

The mayor of Otisville is Brian Wona.[2][3]

The name "Otisville" also refers to Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville and Otisville Correctional Facility, a state prison, both located nearby. There is also the station on Metro-North's Port Jervis Line.


The community was settled in 1816. The community was named after Isaac Otis, an early settler and local merchant.[4]

A former sanitarium located near the village is now a New York state prison. The sanitarium became a boys' training school for the state, and served as such until some time in the 1970s, when it was transformed into a N.Y. State prison facility. A boys' training school was another name for a reform school for male juvenile delinquents.


Otisville is located at 41°28′15″N 74°32′22″W / 41.47083°N 74.53944°W / 41.47083; -74.53944 (41.470714, -74.539463).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Otisville is located at the intersection of New York State Route 211 and County Route 11.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census there were 989 people, 356 households, and 250 families in the village. The population density was 1,425.9 people per square mile (553.4/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 537.8 per square mile (208.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 89.48% White, 5.97% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67%.[7]

Of the 356 households 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.7% of households were one person and 12.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.33.

The age distribution was 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median household income was $49,500 and the median family income was $56,875. Males had a median income of $41,023 versus $31,023 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,752. About 5.7% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.


Minisink Valley Central School District operates Otisville Elementary School.[8]

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  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Nani, James (15 March 2013). "3 vying for Otisville mayor job". Times Herald-Record.
  3. ^ "2015 Village Election Results". Times Herald-Record. March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Eager, Samuel Watkins (1846). An Outline History of Orange County: Together with Local Tradition and Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Etc. T. E. Henderson. p. 400.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Home". Otisville Elementary School. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  9. ^ Pasley, James (2019-09-09). "Inside Dragon Springs, the high-security compound in upstate New York that's home to a 'cult' tyrannized by China". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-09-04. [...]shows the Falun Gong Dragon Springs compound in Otisville, N.Y.

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