Olean, New York

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Population in 2017: 13,711 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 6,800  (49.6%)
Females: 6,911  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14760.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,866 (it was $30,400 in 2000)
Olean:

$42,866
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,142 (it was $17,169 in 2000)

Olean city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,215 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Olean:

$79,215
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $118,735; detached houses: $115,411; townhouses or other attached units: $177,995; in 2-unit structures: $93,824; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,221; mobile homes: $46,386

Median gross rent in 2017: $605.

March 2019 cost of living index in Olean: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.8%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents, 35.4% for American Indian residents, 49.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Olean, NY (2017)
    • 12,34388.5%White alone
    • 7175.1%Black alone
    • 2491.8%Two or more races
    • 2131.5%Asian alone
    • 1751.3%Hispanic
    • 750.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Olean, New York as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Olean is 216 to 1.


Crime rates in Olean by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(80.0)
2
(13.5)
1
(6.9)
11
(77.7)
4
(28.5)
5
(36.3)
5
(34.4)
6
(41.5)
5
(35.3)
4
(28.7)
4
(29.1)
5
(36.5)
9
(66.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(33.3)
10
(67.4)
15
(103.6)
8
(56.5)
6
(42.8)
4
(29.0)
7
(48.2)
6
(41.5)
5
(35.3)
5
(35.8)
5
(36.3)
4
(29.2)
4
(29.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(46.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(27.6)
70
(494.2)
68
(484.8)
63
(457.3)
53
(365.1)
37
(256.2)
30
(212.0)
17
(121.9)
35
(254.3)
21
(153.4)
31
(227.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(586.9)
96
(646.9)
87
(600.6)
47
(331.8)
42
(299.5)
92
(667.7)
65
(447.8)
92
(637.1)
76
(537.1)
55
(394.3)
38
(276.1)
27
(197.2)
41
(301.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
576
(3,842)
574
(3,868)
580
(4,004)
413
(2,916)
500
(3,565)
460
(3,339)
483
(3,327)
610
(4,224)
508
(3,590)
380
(2,724)
380
(2,761)
351
(2,563)
353
(2,593)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(26.7)
6
(40.4)
11
(75.9)
3
(21.2)
3
(21.4)
4
(29.0)
1
(6.9)
9
(62.3)
9
(63.6)
7
(50.2)
10
(72.6)
3
(21.9)
9
(66.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A1
(6.7)
3
(20.7)
6
(42.4)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.3)
3
(20.7)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
2
(14.6)
2
(14.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)293.6234.2250.4319.4297.9326.3280.0315.5267.6198.7220.6201.3237.3

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City-data.com crime index in Olean, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Italian (17.4%), Irish (11.9%), German (11.3%), English (8.6%), Polish (8.1%), American (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1854

Elevation: 1451 feet

Land area: 5.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,312 people per square mile   (low).

Olean, New York map

341 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.5%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,229 (4.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,690 (3.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 78.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,500 (+32.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,776 (60.5%)

Area codes: 585, 716

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

Olean tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $348,800
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,200
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $222,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Olean, NY residents
Average permit cost in Olean, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Olean, NY
Historical housing units in Olean, NY
Most common industries in Olean, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Olean, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)

Average climate in Olean, New York

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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 Olean 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 Olean 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 (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).
Olean topographic map

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)
  • ST JOSEPHS MANOR (2211 WEST STATE STREET)
  • THE PINES HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CTR OLEAN (2245 WEST STATE STREET)
  • OLEAN GENERAL DIALYSIS (623 MAIN STREET)
  • CATTARAUGUS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHHA (1 LEO MOSS DRIVE)

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 (Full-time 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:

  • OLEAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 739, Location: 410 W SULLIVAN ST, Grades: 8-12)
  • CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-ERIE-WYOMING BOCES (Location: 1825 WINDFALL RD, Grades: KG-12)

Private high schools in Olean:

Public elementary/middle schools in Olean:

Private elementary/middle school in Olean:

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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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Olean:

Marital status in Olean, NY
  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Olean:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Olean
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Religion statistics for Olean, 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
Here:

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.
New York:

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

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Cattaraugus County:

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%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.6%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.6%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.2%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Olean:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Olean:

35.9%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Olean:

58.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Olean:

78.4%
New York:

79.9%

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

Olean government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,062,000 ($442.13)
    Sewerage: $1,953,000 ($142.44)
    General - Other: $621,000 ($45.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($4.81)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,761,000 ($420.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,652,000 ($193.42)
    Water Utilities: $2,492,000 ($181.75)
    Police Protection: $2,425,000 ($176.87)
    Sewerage: $2,154,000 ($157.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,619,000 ($118.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $821,000 ($59.88)
    Transit Utilities: $450,000 ($32.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $317,000 ($23.12)
    Central Staff Services: $314,000 ($22.90)
    Air Transportation: $293,000 ($21.37)
    Financial Administration: $237,000 ($17.29)
    General Public Buildings: $216,000 ($15.75)
    Health - Other: $113,000 ($8.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000 ($6.13)
    Parking Facilities: $52,000 ($3.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $44,000 ($3.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,283,000 ($93.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $32,000 ($2.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $121,000 ($8.83)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($8.46)
    Police Protection: $86,000 ($6.27)
    Water Utilities: $57,000 ($4.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($4.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($3.65)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($2.92)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.36)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,247,000 ($674.42)

Olean government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,187,000 ($232.44)
    Other: $673,000 ($49.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $224,000 ($16.34)
    Parking Facilities: $140,000 ($10.21)
    Air Transportation: $119,000 ($8.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($1.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,159,000 ($157.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $260,000 ($18.96)
    Other: $78,000 ($5.69)
    Highways: $74,000 ($5.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $476,000 ($34.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $130,000 ($9.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000 ($4.59)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($0.88)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.44)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,895,000 ($284.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,240,000 ($163.37)
    Highways: $1,564,000 ($114.07)
    Other: $174,000 ($12.69)
  • Tax - Property: $7,097,000 ($517.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,265,000 ($311.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $380,000 ($27.71)
    Other License: $125,000 ($9.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($0.95)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.07)

Olean government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,428,000 ($1781.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,715,000 ($1656.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,713,000 ($124.94)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,817,000 ($424.26)

Olean government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $349,000 ($25.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,349,000 ($681.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,306,000 ($168.19)

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 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

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
See more detailed statistics of Olean fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 479ft / 146mTotal length
  • $142,787,000Total costs
  • 160,314Total average daily traffic
  • 19,009Total average daily truck traffic
  • 160,508Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic
New bridges in Olean, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Olean, NY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 74 (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: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 132 took place in 2007, and the least - 29 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Olean, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (41.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Olean, NY
    • 49345.1%Structure Fires
    • 45541.6%Outside Fires
    • 1059.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 413.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Olean, NY

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

  • Hampton Inn, 101 Main St, Olean, New York 14760 , Phone: (716) 375-1000, Fax: (716) 375-1279
  • Best Western University Inn, 3051 W State St, Olean, New York 14760 , Phone: (716) 372-1300, Fax: (716) 372-0212
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 3270 Nys Rt 417 W, Olean, New York 14760 , Phone: (716) 372-7500, Fax: (716) 372-7525
  • Kinghts Inn, 3139 W State St, Olean, New York 14760 , Phone: (716) 373-1400, Fax: (716) 373-3196
  • Holiday Inn Express Olean, 101 Main St, Olean, New York 14760 , Phone: (716) 375-1000, Fax: (716) 372-1279
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Olean, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Olean, NY
  • 93.0%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Olean, NY
  • 77.2%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Olean 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Olean on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #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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