Otisville, New York

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Otisville is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 989 at the 2000 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 west town line.

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

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History

The community was settled in 1816.

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.

Geography

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)[1].

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

Otisville is on NY-211 at the intersection of County Road 11.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 989 people, 356 households, and 250 families residing 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/sq mi (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% of the population.

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