Wales, New York

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Population in 2010: 3,005. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 1,487  (49.5%)
Females: 1,518  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14139.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $69,704 (it was $51,486 in 2000)
Wales:

$69,704
NY:

$60,850

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,424 (it was $21,616 in 2000)

Wales town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $200,348 (it was $126,400 in 2000)
Wales:

$200,348
NY:

$293,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $158,466; Detached houses: $166,933; Townhouses or other attached units: $189,882; In 2-unit structures: $93,251; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,406; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,307; Mobile homes: $41,290
  • Races in Wales, NY (2010)

    Wales races chart
    • 2,90496.6%White alone
    • 321.1%Hispanic
    • 291.0%Two or more races
    • 160.5%Black alone
    • 110.4%American Indian alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wales: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.1%), Polish (18.5%), Irish (14.6%), English (11.8%), Italian (11.5%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 84 people per square mile   (very low).

Wales,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Wales:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wales town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

64 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

This town:

2.2%
New York:

20.4%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wales, New York as of October 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Wales to the number of sex offenders is 2,835 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Wales town:  1.7% ($2,113)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (17.5 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (20.6 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (257.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Strykersville, NY (2.0 miles ), East Aurora, NY (2.4 miles ), Holland, NY (2.5 miles ), Billington Heights, NY (2.5 miles ), Marilla, NY (2.6 miles ), Sheldon, NY (2.7 miles ), Colden, NY (2.9 miles ), Elma, NY (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $299,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $678,600
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $281,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $267,400
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 78.52 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

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

Average climate in Wales, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wales, New York average temperatures Wales, New York average precipitation Wales, New York humidity Wales, New York wind speed Wales, New York snowfall Wales, New York sunshine Wales, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wales-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Wales town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 22.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wales-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% 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 128.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Wales center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 226.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 269.4 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 128.8 miles away from Wales 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 209.9 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 Erie County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Wally Schang - Baseball player and coach, Alice Moore Hubbard - Women's rights activist, Frank Wright (sport shooter) - Sport shooter.

Hospitals and medical centers near Wales:

  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB AURORA PARK L L C (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; EAST AURORA, NY)
  • FATHER BAKER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ORCHARD PARK, NY)
  • PEOPLE, INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ORCHARD PARK, NY)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB ORCHARD PARK L L C (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ORCHARD PARK, NY)
  • GREENFIELD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LANCASTER, NY)
  • ORCHARD PARK DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; ORCHARD PARK, NY)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT LINWOOD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LANCASTER, NY)

airports located in Wales:

Amtrak station near Wales:

  • 17 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wales:

  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 14 miles; Orchard Park, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Erie Community College (about 21 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • Daemen College (about 22 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Canisius College (about 22 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 22 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • D'Youville College (about 23 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 24 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)

Private high school in Wales:

  • THE GOW SCHOOL (Students: 132, Location: 2491 EMERY RD, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Wales

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Notable locations in Wales: Camp Aloha (A), Field Of Dreams Farm (B), South Wales Volunteer Fire Company (C), Wales Center Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wales include: Wales Center Community Baptist Church (A), Wales Hollow Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hunter Creek Cemetery (1), Goodleberg Cemetery (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3), Holmes Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Stony Bottom Creek (A), Bender Creek (B), Sheldon Creek (C), Hunter Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.48
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.39
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.98
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.8%
Whole state:  63.5%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.6%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New York average:

14.2

Wales travel time to work - commute Wales mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Wales town (based on Erie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
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: 236
Erie County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Here:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

26.9%
New York:

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

13.4%
State:

15.6%

2.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.69%
New York average:

5.06%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($36,008 average AGI)
from Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($32,012)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($28,680)


3.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.10%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($862 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($38,661 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($37,071)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.08% ($34,748)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wales:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPQ (1330 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: HAWK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wales:

  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wales:

  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 39m128ftTotal length
  • $13,108,000Total costs
  • 41,972Total average daily traffic
  • 4,546Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,602Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wales, NY

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

  • CIRCLE B TRAILER COURT (Address: 6975 Olean Road , Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Wales compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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