Hartwick is a town located in Otsego County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 2,110. The Town of Hartwick is located in the middle of the county, southwest of the Village of Cooperstown.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.3 square miles (104 km), of which, 40.2 square miles (104 km) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km) of it (0.45%) is water. New York State Route 205 is a north-south highway in the western side of Hartwick. Otsego Creek flows through the western part of Hartwick. The Susquehanna River defines the east town line.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,203 people, 850 households, and 601 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.9 people per square mile (21.2/km²). There were 1,098 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile (10.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.96% White, 0.41% African American, 0.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.
There were 850 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,764, and the median income for a family was $38,889. Males had a median income of $28,529 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,473. About 9.9% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.