Gowanda, New York

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Population in 2017: 2,622 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 1,200  (45.8%)
Females: 1,422  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14070.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,893 (it was $29,565 in 2000)
Gowanda:

$37,893
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,759 (it was $16,323 in 2000)

Gowanda village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $78,806 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Gowanda:

$78,806
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $111,739; detached houses: $75,239; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gowanda: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.7%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gowanda, NY (2017)
    • 2,46785.9%White alone
    • 1896.6%Two or more races
    • 692.4%American Indian alone
    • 582.0%Asian alone
    • 331.1%Hispanic
    • 160.6%Black alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Gowanda detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 101 registered sex offenders living in Gowanda, New York as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gowanda is 26 to 1.


Crime rates in Gowanda by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
1
(38.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.8)
1
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(181.2)
4
(146.9)
10
(375.4)
1
(38.4)
6
(232.7)
5
(183.8)
5
(184.4)
5
(187.8)
8
(300.5)
6
(227.8)
3
(114.4)
6
(230.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(579.9)
16
(587.6)
32
(1,201)
29
(1,113)
12
(465.5)
17
(624.8)
5
(184.4)
11
(413.1)
18
(676.2)
15
(569.5)
12
(457.7)
4
(153.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
117
(4,241)
56
(2,057)
90
(3,378)
93
(3,569)
60
(2,327)
32
(1,176)
10
(368.9)
16
(600.8)
59
(2,216)
45
(1,708)
63
(2,403)
29
(1,112)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(110.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.1)
1
(37.6)
2
(75.9)
3
(114.4)
2
(76.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
1
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)246.5217.4305.6239.8172.2147.475.696.5199.1159.8160.2107.3

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Crime rate in Gowanda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.76
New York average:

3.00
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Italian (10.7%), Polish (10.0%), English (7.6%), Irish (5.1%), American (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1848

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,635 people per square mile   (low).

Gowanda, New York map

58 residents are foreign born (0.3% Latin America).

This village:

2.0%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,687 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,563 (3.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Buffalo, NY (30.9 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (260.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Persia, NY (1.4 miles ),
Collins, NY (1.6 miles ),
Perrysburg, NY (1.8 miles ),
Dayton, NY (2.4 miles ),
Otto, NY (2.9 miles ),
North Collins, NY (3.0 miles ),
South Dayton, NY (3.0 miles ),
Cattaraugus, NY (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 78.94 W

Area code: 716

Distribution of median household income in Gowanda, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gowanda, NY in 2017
Gowanda satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Gowanda, NY
Historical housing units in Gowanda, NY
Most common industries in Gowanda, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (31.9%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Gowanda, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)

Average climate in Gowanda, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gowanda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Gowanda village center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 13.9 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gowanda-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 296.9 miles away from Gowanda center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cattaraugus County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gowanda topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gowanda:

  • TLC HEALTH NETWORK (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 100 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • GOWANDA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (100 MILLER STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Gowanda:

  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB EDEN L L C (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EDEN, NY)
  • FIDDLERS GREEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)
  • BERTRAND CHAFFEE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)

Airports located in Gowanda:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gowanda:

  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 21 miles; Fredonia, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,523)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 25 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 29 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • Erie Community College (about 30 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • D'Youville College (about 31 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Canisius College (about 33 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 33 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)

Public high school in Gowanda:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gowanda:

Private elementary/middle school in Gowanda:

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Library in Gowanda:

  • GOWANDA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,753; Location: 56 WEST MAIN STREET; 24,022 books; 999 audio materials; 1,563 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gowanda: Gowanda Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Gowanda Nursing Home (B), Gowanda Fire Department (C), Village of Gowanda Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gowanda include: Saint Mary's Episcopal Church (A), United Methodist Church of Gowanda (B), Trinity United Church of Christ (C), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Gowanda Free Methodist Church (G), Immanuel Lutheran Church (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maltbie Cemetery (1), Pine Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grannis Creek (A), Thatcher Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Albertus W. Catlin - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient.

Cattaraugus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gowanda that have no violations reported:

  • DRAGONFLY BAKING (Address: 10129 MALTBIE RD. , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

56.3%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

11.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Gowanda in 2000:

  • 140 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Gowanda (2011 data):

  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Gowanda Branch at 76 West Main Street, branch established on 1955/04/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Community Bank, National Association: Gowanda Branch at 37 West Main Street, branch established on 1978/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Gowanda:

Marital status in Gowanda, NY
  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Gowanda:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gowanda
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gowanda, NY (based on Cattaraugus County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,35112
Mainline Protestant7,09049
Evangelical Protestant6,92371
Other2,84312
Black Protestant3052
None50,805-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Cattaraugus County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cattaraugus County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cattaraugus County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Here:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

9.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cattaraugus County:

28.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.4%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gowanda:

48.4%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Gowanda:

29.1
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gowanda:

22.6%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gowanda:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gowanda:

37.2%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gowanda, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 6$37,223$74,4460$0
Water Supply 4$18,807$56,4210$0
Streets and Highways 4$27,869$83,6070$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,727$56,7248$6,962
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$4,113
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 2$8,943
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 18$38,322
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,513
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 11$3,628
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 15$88,626$70,90145$63,481

Gowanda government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $74,000 ($28.22)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($8.39)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $823,000 ($313.88)
    General - Other: $392,000 ($149.50)
    Sewerage: $370,000 ($141.11)
    Water Utilities: $359,000 ($136.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $349,000 ($133.10)
    Regular Highways: $298,000 ($113.65)
    Police Protection: $290,000 ($110.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $183,000 ($69.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($27.08)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($26.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000 ($11.82)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($11.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($10.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000 ($8.01)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($2.29)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($1.53)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($27.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $280,000 ($106.79)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($7.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($4.20)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($2.29)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $998,000 ($380.63)

Gowanda government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $204,000 ($77.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($25.93)
    Other: $48,000 ($18.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $783,000 ($298.63)
    Other: $491,000 ($187.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $438,000 ($167.05)
    General Local Government Support: $258,000 ($98.40)
    Other: $44,000 ($16.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $461,000 ($175.82)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($4.20)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($1.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($138.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $112,000 ($42.72)
    Highways: $36,000 ($13.73)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($7.63)
  • Tax - Property: $950,000 ($362.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000 ($17.54)
    Other License: $10,000 ($3.81)

Gowanda government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $652,000 ($248.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $615,000 ($234.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($14.11)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,300,000 ($1258.58)
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,500,000 ($953.47)

Gowanda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $509,000 ($194.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,029,000 ($392.45)

4.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Erie County, NY  1.17% ($38,526 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.53% ($44,804)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.48% ($31,943)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Erie County, NY  1.16% ($38,296 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.50% ($36,109)
to Allegany County, NY  0.48% ($29,972)
Businesses in Gowanda, NY
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Lane Furniture1Subway1
McDonald's1Tim Hortons1
Nike1U-Haul1
RadioShack1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gowanda:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPQ (1330 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: HAWK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gowanda:

  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Gowanda:

  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Gowanda: Albertus Wright Catlin.

Gowanda fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Gowanda fatal accident list:

Feb 15, 2007 09:20 AM, Broadway Rd, Lat: 42.435358, Lon: -78.930908, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 2001 10:00 PM, Cr-4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.5mTotal length
  • $19,221,000Total costs
  • 28,511Total average daily traffic
  • 1,969Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,791Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jennifer A Sirovica, Approximately 8553 Broadway Road (Hv944/Persia) (Lat: 42.371694 Lon: -78.924611), Type: 64.0, Structure height: 36009 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Jsirovica@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Jennifer A Sirovica, Approximately 8553 Broadway Road (Hv944/Persia) (Lat: 42.371694 Lon: -78.924611), Type: 64.0, Structure height: 36009 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Jsirovica@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Shauna Adair, Approximately 8553 Broadway Road (Hv944/Persia) (Lat: 42.371694 Lon: -78.924611), Type: 64.0, Structure height: 36009 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Jsirovica@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Gowanda, NY)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gowanda)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3635E , Serial Number: 11AC-1831, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Karen M Kenngott, 223 Buffalo St, Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Aircraft: EAGLE BALLOONS CORP SUNDANCER AX-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 6074X , Serial Number: E82735X, Certificate Issue Date: 05/02/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph P Butera, 10961 Miller Rd, Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 6378Q , Serial Number: RX8-3141, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Karen M Kenngott, 223 Buffalo St, Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Aircraft: EAGLE BALLOONS CORP C-7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7002J , Serial Number: E81717, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 06/16/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph P Butera, Miller Rd Rd 2 Box 246a, Gowanda, NY 14070, Other Owners: Betsey B Butera

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$60,3102$56,3256$53,0022$18,4450$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$69,7800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$58,8205$48,6480$01$34,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$06$74,7680$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$114,6400$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0160.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$58,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0160.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gowanda, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gowanda, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2009, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gowanda, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (85.3%), and Outside Fires (10.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gowanda, NY
    • 13385.3%Structure Fires
    • 1710.9%Outside Fires
    • 42.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gowanda, NY
Most common first names in Gowanda, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7682.1 years
John6674.5 years
William4375.8 years
Robert4170.0 years
Joseph3976.7 years
Helen3678.6 years
Charles3474.5 years
Margaret3079.9 years
Frank2978.4 years
George2774.1 years
Most common last names in Gowanda, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2376.4 years
Brown1571.8 years
Miller1372.8 years
Gabel1377.2 years
Mohawk1270.6 years
Allen1183.8 years
Johnson1178.5 years
Jimerson1172.2 years
Peters1079.2 years
Scott972.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gowanda, NY
  • 94.5%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gowanda, NY
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Gowanda compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Gowanda on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
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