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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Sidney is approximately 4,068 (2000), 3900 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,038 (1990), 1697 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sidney is 6.118 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sidney is 2.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.022 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sidney to Washington DC is 250 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sidney is positioned 42.30 degrees north of the equator and 75.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sidney elevation is 992 feet above sea level.
Sidney median income is $ 27,411.
The Sidney median home price is $ 58,000.


in south-central New York. Oneonta is 20 miles east and Binghamton is 30 miles west. Utica is 50 miles north and Albany is 100 miles east.

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History & History Related Items

Though inhabited by Native Americans for hundreds of years, the area was first known as Johnston Settlement or Sidney Plains. Reverend William Johnston arrived in the early 1770's and built a home here. During the Revolutionary War, Johnston and the other settlers left the area temporarily for protection. They returned in 1778 and continued to live in the area. Originally the town was part of Otsego County was Delaware County was created in 1796. Sidney was named for Sir Sidney Smith, a British admiral

The railroad came through in 1866, bringing with it more business and trade. Sidney quickly became a railroad hub. Hard times came in the early 1900's due to fires, bad business and simple bad luck. Most of the businesses in town closed and left at this time. In recent years, more business has moved to Sidney. The area boomed during World War II with defense work at the Scientific Magneto Division of Bendix Aviation

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Sidney City Government

Sidney is a Village.

Sidney Town Clerk
21 Liberty St
Sidney, NY 13838-1266
Phone: 607-561-2334

Sidney Police Dept
21 Liberty St
Sidney, NY 13838-1266
Phone: 607-561-2301

Sidney Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
9 River St
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-561-2642

Sidney Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
9 River St
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-561-2642

Sidney Libraries

Sidney Memorial Public Library
8 River St
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-563-8021 or 563-1200
Fax: 607-563-7675

Sidney Schools

Sidney Central High School
95 W Main St
Sidney, NY 13838-1601
Phone: 607-563-4250

Sidney Elementary School
15 Pearl St E
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-563-8537

Sidney Middle School
Pearl St
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-563-4225

Sidney Schools District Office
95 W Main St
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-563-2135
Fax: 607-563-4272 Sidney


The population of Sidney was:
1990 - 4,720
2000 - 4,068

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