Olean, New York

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Population in 2013: 14,152 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 6,856  (48.5%)
Females: 7,296  (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 (it was $17,169 in 2000)

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 2009: 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%)

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

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: 2,386 people per square mile   (low).

Olean,NY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Olean:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olean city:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

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 46 registered sex offenders living in Olean, New York as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Olean to the number of sex offenders is 42 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%)

Olean satellite photo by USGS

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

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: +5,085 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,944 (61.4%)

Area codes: 585, 716

Olean household income distribution Olean home values distribution

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) 152.9158.2192.0224.4228.2270.7216.0230.8294.5274.6300.8258.2290.9

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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

Olean tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
New York:

6.5%

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%)

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

Average climate in Olean, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Olean-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 53% 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 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 109.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from Olean center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 243.9 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 122.2 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 173.8 miles away from Olean 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 289.7 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 (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Olean topographic map

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 and medical centers in Olean:

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

Airports and heliports located in Olean:

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Colleges/Universities in Olean:

  • Continental School of Beauty Culture-Olean (Full-time enrollment: 82; Location: 517 N Barry St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.continentalnow.com)
  • Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (FT enrollment: 46; Location: 1825 Windfall Rd; Public; Website: www.caboces.org)
  • Olean Business Institute (Location: 301 N Union St; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olean:

  • St Bonaventure University (about 3 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,286)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 35 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Alfred University (about 36 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 41 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 52 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 53 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 59 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,520)

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)
See full list of schools located in Olean

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:

PORTVILLE DRIVE-IN (Address: 217 N. UNION ST. , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2009)
HALFWAY INN (Address: 732 BARNUM RD. , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2006)
CUMMINS CIDER MILL (Address: 1469 OLEAN-PORTVILLE RD. , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2007)
HO-STA-GEH RESTAURANT (Address: 589 HO-STA-GEH RD. , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2008)

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

  • RIVERHURST PARK (Address: 1269 OLEAN PORTVILLE RD , Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANZO BEVERAGE (Population served: 31, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLEAN VETERANS POST 1619 (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

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, New York environmental map by EPA

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Olean compared to New York 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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 (88%)
  • 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%
Here: 41.6%
USA: 50.2%

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
Cattaraugus County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

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:
This county:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cattaraugus County:

28.5%
New York:

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

16.7%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 11$57,269$62,4750$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,771$58,6267$5,394
Judicial and Legal 2$8,629$51,7740$0
Police Protection - Officers 39$242,588$74,64212$6,137
Firefighters 39$214,272$65,9300$0
Fire - Other 0$0 9$24,724
Streets and Highways 9$51,044$68,0590$0
Airports 0$0 5$4,780
Health 0$0 1$1,127
Solid Waste Management 17$95,200$67,2001$2,800
Parks and Recreation 5$28,612$68,6690$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$13,289$79,7341$335
Natural Resources 0$0 4$1,496
Water Supply 17$97,072$68,5210$0
Electric Power 2$11,420$68,5200$0
Other and Unallocable 5$20,324$48,7781$2,032
Totals for Government 150$849,490$67,95941$48,825

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,631,000 ($751.20)
    Regular Highways: $705,000 ($49.82)
    General: $522,000 ($36.89)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($5.72)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,616,000 ($255.51)
    Fire Protection: $2,315,000 ($163.58)
    Police Protection: $2,064,000 ($145.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,461,000 ($103.24)
    Sewerage: $1,223,000 ($86.42)
    Regular Highways: $991,000 ($70.03)
    Libraries: $880,000 ($62.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $872,000 ($61.62)
    Central Staff Services: $361,000 ($25.51)
    General Public Buildings: $265,000 ($18.73)
    Financial Administration: $232,000 ($16.39)
    Air Transportation: $96,000 ($6.78)
    Parking Facilities: $91,000 ($6.43)
    Housing & Community Development: $81,000 ($5.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000 ($5.65)
    Transit Utilities: $47,000 ($3.32)
    Health Services - Other: $44,000 ($3.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000 ($3.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($15.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $15,000 ($1.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $353,000 ($24.94)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($5.86)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($3.67)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($1.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($1.91)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($0.99)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.85)
    Central Staff: $11,000 ($0.78)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.64)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,121,000 ($573.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($0.99)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $968,000 ($68.40)
    All Other: $477,000 ($33.71)
    Parking Facilities: $172,000 ($12.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $168,000 ($11.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $82,000 ($5.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($1.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,062,000 ($75.04)
    Highways: $38,000 ($2.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $224,000 ($15.83)
    Highways: $110,000 ($7.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $425,000 ($30.03)
    Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($17.74)
    Property Sale Other: $79,000 ($5.58)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($0.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,532,000 ($108.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,472,000 ($104.01)
    All Other: $503,000 ($35.54)
    Highways: $468,000 ($33.07)
  • Tax - Property: $4,739,000 ($334.86)
    Total General Sales: $3,884,000 ($274.45)
    Public Utilities: $451,000 ($31.87)
    NEC: $238,000 ($16.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $241,000 ($17.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,331,000 ($235.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,774,000 ($196.01)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($13.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $557,000 ($39.36)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($3.18)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $12,899,000 ($911.46)
    Beginning: $2,581,000 ($182.38)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,123,000 ($79.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,505,000 ($530.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.07)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erie County, NY  1.02% ($34,748 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.49% ($24,633)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.44% ($28,489)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
New York average:

5.46%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($838 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erie County, NY  1.17% ($28,680 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.54% ($33,098)
to Allegany County, NY  0.34% ($22,941)

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
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Raymour & Flanigan1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop2T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Tim Hortons3
Home Depot1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS5
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless3
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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  • Michael M. Ramarge (3)
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  • Dennis G. Mcdonagh (2)
  • James M. Sorokes (2)
  • Kim M. Carapellatti (1)
  • Charles W. Daley (1)

Total of 45 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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