For population 25 years and over in Colden:
For population 15 years and over in Colden town:
125 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (18.4 miles , pop. 79,988).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (19.8 miles , pop. 292,648).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (258.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Boston, NY (2.3 miles ), Holland, NY (2.4 miles ), North Boston, NY (2.6 miles ), East Aurora, NY (2.8 miles ), Concord, NY (2.9 miles ), Orchard Park, NY (2.9 miles ), Wales, NY (2.9 miles ), Billington Heights, NY (3.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 78.66 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 716
Work and jobs in Colden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Colden, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Colden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Colden town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 16.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Colden-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from Colden center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from Colden center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Benjamin Hilliker - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colden:
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Public elementary/middle school in Colden:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.275. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Colden compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Colden town (based on Erie County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 236
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Colden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $27,134,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,097
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,065
Total future (year 2014) average daily traffic: 17,728
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colden)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Colden, NY
Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2014.