Odessa, New York

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Odessa is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 617 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Odessa is in western side of the Town of Catharine near the town line and is shared with the Town of Montour. Odessa is north of Elmira, New York.



The village was laid out in 1827.

Odessa voters rejected a proposal to dissolve the village into the surrounding towns of Catharine and Montour in a vote on December 7, 2010.[1]


Odessa is located at 42°20′11″N 76°47′21″W / 42.33639°N 76.78917°W / 42.33639; -76.78917 (42.336328, -76.789069)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Odessa is at the junction of Routes County Roads 7 and 15 and New York State Route 224 and New York State Route 228.

The village is south of the south end of Seneca Lake.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 617 people, 246 households, and 164 families residing in the village. The population density was 509.1 people per square mile (196.9/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 215.4/sq mi (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.60% White, 0.81% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.62% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

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