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Population in 2012: 14,220 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 6,889  (48.5%)
Females: 7,331  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14760.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,199 (it was $30,400 in 2000)
Olean:

$40,199
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,569

Olean city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,647 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Olean:

$70,647
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,278; Detached houses: $77,423; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,146; In 2-unit structures: $69,817; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,679; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $75,199; Mobile homes: $43,384

Median gross rent in 2012: $643.

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  • White alone - 12,932 (89.8%)
  • Black alone - 605 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 268 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 240 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 205 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 158 (1.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Olean: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (17.1%), Polish (11.7%), Italian (10.6%), English (9.6%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1854

Elevation: 1451 feet

Land area: 5.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,398 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Olean:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olean city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

229 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Olean, New York as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Olean to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,499 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,124 (3.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (59.8 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (60.7 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (224.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: St. Bonaventure, NY (1.5 miles ), Weston Mills, NY (1.7 miles ), Allegany, NY (1.8 miles ), Portville, NY (2.4 miles ), Hinsdale, NY (2.5 miles ), Eldred borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Genesee, NY (3.0 miles ), Humphrey, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 78.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,976 (+34.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,016 (61.5%)

Area codes: 585, 716

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Crime rates in Olean by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.06.70.00.00.00.07.30.00.0
Rapes 799661221114556
per 100,000 42.158.558.139.940.080.013.56.977.728.536.334.441.5
Robberies 441865101586476
per 100,000 24.126.06.553.240.033.367.4103.656.542.829.048.241.5
Assaults 3111957047068635337
per 100,000 18.06.571.059.833.346.70.027.6494.2484.8457.3365.1256.2
Burglaries 544968101798896874742926592
per 100,000 324.8318.7438.9671.1526.0586.9646.9600.6331.8299.5667.7447.8637.1
Thefts 400345431512597576574580413500460483610
per 100,000 2405.92243.92781.93402.03975.23841.83868.24004.12915.63565.13338.73327.14224.1
Auto thefts 57712461133419
per 100,000 30.145.545.26.613.326.740.475.921.221.429.06.962.3
Arson 21N/AN/AN/AN/A136213N/A
per 100,000 12.06.5N/AN/AN/AN/A6.720.742.414.37.320.7N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 153.1158.4192.2224.6228.4271.0216.2231.1294.9275.0301.2258.5291.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 41 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
New York average:

3.17

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Olean, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,628 (-9.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Average climate in Olean, New York

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Tornado activity:

Olean-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Olean city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Olean-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Olean 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 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cattaraugus County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snowstorms: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Donald Innis - Architect, Louis Zamperini - Middle distance runner, Jeff Fahey - Dancer, Peter Tomarken - Television personality, Bobby Johnston - Film score composer, George Harmon Coxe - Crime fiction writer, John Wojcik - Baseball player, Edward M. Gabriel - Ambassador of the.


Hospitals/medical centers in Olean:

  • OLEAN GENERAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 623 MAIN STREET)
  • CATTARAUGUS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, 1 LEO MOSS DRIVE)
  • HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 1225 WEST STATE STREET)
  • OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 515 MAIN STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2221 W STATE ST)
  • ST JOSEPHS MANOR (Nursing Home, 2211 WEST STATE STREET)
  • THE PINES HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CTR OLEAN (Nursing Home, 2245 WEST STATE STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Olean, NY

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Local government website: www.cityofolean.com

Colleges/Universities in Olean:

  • Olean Business Institute (Full-time enrollment: 71; Location: 301 N Union St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.obi.edu)
  • Continental School of Beauty Culture (FT enrollment: 61; Location: 517 N Barry St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.continentalnow.com)
  • Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (Location: 1825 Windfall Rd; Public; Website: www.caboces.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olean:

  • Saint Bonaventure University (about 1 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,154)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 35 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 41 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,816)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 53 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,406)
  • SUNY at Geneseo (about 59 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • Erie Community College (about 60 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,949)
  • D'Youville College (about 62 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,265)

Public high schools in Olean:

Private high schools in Olean:

  • ARCHBISHOP WALSH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 208 N 24TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 102 W FOREST AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Olean:

Private elementary/middle school in Olean:

  • SOUTHERN TIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 205 W HENLEY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Olean:

  • OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,139,284; Location: 134 NORTH SECOND STREET; 105,398 books; 18 e-books; 3,647 audio materials; 3,801 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 362 print serial subscriptions; 25 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please change the Olean General Hospital address to 515 Main Street, Olean, NY.

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Notable locations in Olean: Barlett Country Club (A), City of Olean Filter Plant and Pumping Station (B), North Olean Yards (C), Olean Industrial Park (D), Bradner Stadium (E), Olean Fire Department Central (F), Olean Public Library (G), Olean Municipal Building (H), Palace Theatre (I), Olean Fire Department Station 1 (J), Cutco Theater (K), Dresser-Rand Training And Conference Center (L), Saint Joseph's Manor Nursing Home (M), Eden Heights of Orlean Assisted Living Center (N), Aspen Tower Assisted Living Center (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Clean Center Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Olean include: United Pentecostal Church (A), Sacred Temple (B), Hillside Wesleyan Church (C), Grace Alliance Church (D), Cornerstone Full Gospel Church (E), Central Baptist Church (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), Baha'i Faith (H), Christ United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Olean include: Oak Hill Park (1), Franchot Field (2), Forness Park (3), Depot Square (4), Lincoln Park (5), Riverview Park (6), Boardman Park (7), War Veterans Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cutco-Ka-Bar Visitors Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1040 East State Street), Boces-Cattaraugus-Allegany Boarf Cprtve Edctnl SRV - Information Technology Cable Chann (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1825 Windfall Road), Cyber Station (Amusement & Theme Parks; 400 North Union Street), Chamber of Commerce of Olean Vicinity Inc. (319 N. Union), American Amusement Rentals (Arcades & Amusements; 835 Tracy Street).

Hotels: Country Inn-Suites Olean (3270 Route 417), Best Western University Inn (3051 West State Street), Castle Inn Motel (3220 Nys Route 417).

 
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 Olean and their reported violations in the past:

RIVERHURST PARK (Address: 1269 OLEAN PORTVILLE RD , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2000)
ROAD HOUSE BAR & GRILL (Address: 1644 HASKELL ROAD , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
DAVES HALFWAY INN (Address: 732 BARNUM RD. , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2004)
ODEAS MOUNTAIN SNO-TUBING (Address: 3329 WEST RIVER RD. , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OLEAN VETERANS POST 1619 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2000)

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

  • PORTVILLE DRIVE-IN (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAPPY DAYS DRIVE-IN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CUMMINS CIDER MILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHISPERING MOUNTAIN LODGE RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HO-STA-GEH RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEWEYS DISCOUNT BEVERAGE & GROCERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents, 44.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.1% for American Indian residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Olean, NY

People in group quarters in Olean in 2010:

  • 120 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Olean in 2000:

  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Olean compared to New York state average:

Olean, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Olean (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Portville - East State Road Branch, Olean - North Union St Branch, Allegany Branch, Olean - Delaware Park Branch. 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.
  • KeyBank National Association: Olean Mall Branch at 450 North Union Street, branch established on 1977/01/03. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Olean Branch at 1869 Plaza Drive, branch established on 2008/10/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Tops Olean Branch at 2401 West State Street, branch established on 1996/10/22. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Olean Branch at 2513 West State Street, branch established on 1998/12/29. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Five Star Bank: Olean Branch at 129 North Union Street, branch established on 1996/06/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,329.4 mil, Deposits: $1,941.7 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, NY, positive income, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Institutions, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Olean, New York:

  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 3234 Nys Rt 417, Olean, NY 14760 , Phone: (716) 373-5333
  • Hampton Inn, 101 Main St, Olean, NY 14760 , Phone: (716) 375-1000, Fax: (716) 375-1279
  • Best Western University Inn, 3051 W State St, Olean, NY 14760 , Phone: (716) 372-1300, Fax: (716) 372-0212
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 3270 Nys Rt 417 W, Olean, NY 14760 , Phone: (716) 372-7500, Fax: (716) 372-7525
  • Kinghts Inn, 3139 W State St, Olean, NY 14760 , Phone: (716) 373-1400, Fax: (716) 373-3196
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Olean, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Olean travel time to work - commute


Olean mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Olean city (based on Cattaraugus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.56%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents52.1%13.9%5.2%3.9%3.4%
Congregations16.5%19.4%5.0%5.8%2.2%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFree Methodist Church of North America The Wesleyan ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%2.9%2.2%9.8%
Congregations7.9%6.5%3.6%4.3%28.8%
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: 21
This 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
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

9.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cattaraugus County:

16.7%
New York:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$37,955$41,4050$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,812$40,8727$2,128
Judicial and Legal 2$6,861$41,1660$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$145,101$51,2120$0
Firefighters 47$209,066$53,3790$0
Streets and Highways 18$59,971$39,9810$0
Sewerage 10$32,085$38,5020$0
Parks and Recreation 13$38,946$35,9500$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,759$40,5540$0
Water Supply 17$64,543$45,5600$0
Totals for Government 156$608,099$46,7777$2,128

Olean government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,631,000 ($747.61)
    Regular Highways: $705,000 ($49.58)
    General: $522,000 ($36.71)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($5.70)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,616,000 ($254.29)
    Fire Protection: $2,315,000 ($162.80)
    Police Protection: $2,064,000 ($145.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,461,000 ($102.74)
    Sewerage: $1,223,000 ($86.01)
    Regular Highways: $991,000 ($69.69)
    Libraries: $880,000 ($61.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $872,000 ($61.32)
    Central Staff Services: $361,000 ($25.39)
    General Public Buildings: $265,000 ($18.64)
    Financial Administration: $232,000 ($16.32)
    Air Transportation: $96,000 ($6.75)
    Parking Facilities: $91,000 ($6.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $81,000 ($5.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000 ($5.63)
    Transit Utilities: $47,000 ($3.31)
    Health Services - Other: $44,000 ($3.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000 ($3.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($15.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $15,000 ($1.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $353,000 ($24.82)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($5.84)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($3.66)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($1.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($1.90)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($0.98)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.84)
    Central Staff: $11,000 ($0.77)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.63)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,121,000 ($571.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($0.98)

Olean government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $968,000 ($68.07)
    All Other: $477,000 ($33.54)
    Parking Facilities: $172,000 ($12.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $168,000 ($11.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $82,000 ($5.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($1.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,062,000 ($74.68)
    Highways: $38,000 ($2.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $224,000 ($15.75)
    Highways: $110,000 ($7.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $425,000 ($29.89)
    Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($17.65)
    Property Sale Other: $79,000 ($5.56)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($0.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,532,000 ($107.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,472,000 ($103.52)
    All Other: $503,000 ($35.37)
    Highways: $468,000 ($32.91)
  • Tax - Property: $4,739,000 ($333.26)
    Total General Sales: $3,884,000 ($273.14)
    Public Utilities: $451,000 ($31.72)
    NEC: $238,000 ($16.74)

Olean government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $241,000 ($16.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,331,000 ($234.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,774,000 ($195.08)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($13.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $557,000 ($39.17)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($3.16)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $12,899,000 ($907.10)
    Beginning: $2,581,000 ($181.50)

Olean government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,123,000 ($78.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,505,000 ($527.78)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.07)

4.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
New York average:

5.41%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,494 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erie County, NY  1.21% ($30,478 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.59% ($21,734)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.47% ($24,071)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erie County, NY  1.16% ($27,241 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.62% ($26,697)
to Allegany County, NY  0.47% ($25,436)

Strongest AM radio stations in Olean:

  • WHDL (1450 AM; 1 kW; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WOEN (1360 AM; 1 kW; OLEAN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WESB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADFORD, PA; Owner: RADIO STATION WESB, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WLSV (790 AM; 1 kW; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olean:

  • W213BC (90.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPIG (95.7 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WOLN (91.3 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WMXO (101.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCID (89.1 FM; FRIENDSHIP, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQRM (106.3 FM; SMETHPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHKS (94.9 FM; PORT ALLEGANY, PA; Owner: L-COM INC.)
  • WBRR (100.1 FM; BRADFORD, PA; Owner: RADIO STATION WESB, INC.)
  • WJQZ (103.5 FM; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSBU (88.3 FM; ST. BONAVENTURE, NY; Owner: ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WDDH (97.5 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: LAUREL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WFRM-FM (96.7 FM; COUDERSPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WPSB (90.1 FM; KANE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Olean:

  • W20AB (Channel 20; OLEAN, NY; Owner: CHOICE OLEAN TELEVISION STATION, INC.)
  • W30BW (Channel 30; OLEAN, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WONS-LP (Channel 25; OLEAN, NY; Owner: CHOICE OLEAN TELEVISION STATION, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Olean fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 132 meters (433ft)
Total costs: $14,300,000
Total average daily traffic: 149,365
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,521

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Olean, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olean)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Olean, NY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Olean)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Olean)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 36
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Olean


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Olean, NY
Businesses in Olean, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Raymour & Flanigan1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
FedEx3SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop2Staples1
H&R Block1Subway3
Home Depot1T-Mobile2
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1Tim Hortons3
KFC1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS5
La-Z-Boy2Vans1
Lane Bryant1Verizon Wireless3
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets5YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Olean, NY


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  • Kim M. Carapellatti (1)
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Total of 38 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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