Harmony, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,206. Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 1,088  (49.3%)
Females: 1,118  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14710.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,288 (it was $32,578 in 2000)
Harmony:

$40,288
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,587 (it was $15,292 in 2000)

Harmony town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,279 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Harmony:

$76,279
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $80,626; Detached houses: $86,611; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,934; In 2-unit structures: $67,999; Mobile homes: $52,566
Harmony races chart
  • White alone - 2,143 (97.1%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harmony: 142.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (18.4%), German (17.2%), Swedish (14.3%), Irish (13.0%), Italian (6.6%), Dutch (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 45.5 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

Harmony,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Harmony:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harmony town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Harmony town:  2.0% ($1,141)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (32.8 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (65.9 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (265.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Panama, NY (1.6 miles ), North Harmony, NY (2.3 miles ), Bear Lake, PA (2.4 miles) , Busti, NY (2.5 miles ), Lakewood, NY (2.6 miles ), Sugar Grove borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Bemus Point, NY (2.8 miles ), Clymer, NY (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $136,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $136,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $136,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 79.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Harmony household income distribution Harmony home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Harmony: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Harmony, New York humidity Harmony, New York wind speed Harmony, New York snowfall Harmony, New York sunshine Harmony, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Harmony-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Harmony town center .

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harmony-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 63.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from Harmony 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 70.4 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 289.3 miles away from the city 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 213.7 miles away from Harmony 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 333.5 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 Chautauqua County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Harmony:

  • MANOR OAK SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES JAMESTOWN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • JAMESTOWN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • HERITAGE PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • HOSPICE CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MAYVILLE, NY)
  • WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOC. HOSP. (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harmony:

  • Jamestown Community College (about 13 miles; Jamestown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,384)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 28 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 29 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 32 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Gannon University (about 34 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 38 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Allegheny College (about 47 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

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Notable locations in Harmony: King Corners (A), Odell Farms (B), Panama Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harmony include: Niobe Baptist Church (A), Our Lady of the Snows (B), Panama Baptist Church (C), Panama United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blockville Union Burying Ground (1), Tillotson Cemetery (2), Grant Cemetery (3), Panama Union Cemetery (4), Greenwood Cemetery (5), Town Line Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: East Branch Little Brokenstraw Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.76. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.76
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.1%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.6%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.4%

Harmony compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harmony town (based on Chautauqua County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.28%
Here: 50.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents49.4%15.8%7.9%3.1%2.2%
Congregations12.6%23.2%6.6%4.0%3.5%
Name The Wesleyan Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.6%1.6%14.7%
Congregations2.5%1.0%4.0%4.0%38.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Chautauqua County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Chautauqua County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Chautauqua County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 148
Here:

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

29.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

15.6%

2.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.97%
New York average:

5.06%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($530 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erie County, NY  0.51% ($32,576 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.34% ($33,098)
from Erie County, PA  0.17% ($33,578)


3.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
New York average:

5.46%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erie County, NY  0.66% ($30,755 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.27% ($28,489)
to Erie County, PA  0.25% ($41,850)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harmony:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWCB (1370 AM; 1 kW; CORRY, PA; Owner: CORRY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harmony:

  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMHU (101.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WRRN (92.3 FM; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WKNB (104.3 FM; CLARENDON, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harmony:

  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W10BH (Channel 10; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $23,254,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,310
Total average daily truck traffic: 585
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 10,015

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Harmony, NY
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