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Oneida County, a county located in the U.S. state of New York and as of the 2000 census, the population was 235,469. The county seat is Utica and named in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that formerly occupied the region. As of the 2000 census there were 90,496 households, and 59,184 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county: 90.21% White, 5.74% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races.

There were 90,496 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the county was $35,909, and the median income for a family was $45,341.

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