West Valley, New York

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Population in 2010: 518.
Males: 251  (48.5%)
Females: 267  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 14171.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,912
West Valley:

$50,912
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,370

West Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,700
West Valley:

$93,700
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,556; detached houses: $132,093

Median gross rent in 2019: $962.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Valley: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.4%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Valley, NY (2019)
    • 46282.9%White alone
    • 539.5%Two or more races
    • 203.6%Hispanic
    • 142.5%Black alone
    • 40.7%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in West Valley, New York as of April 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Valley is 132 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (42.1%), Polish (14.2%), Italian (13.8%), American (6.7%), English (4.3%), European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1522 feet

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,826 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,333 (2.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (36.0 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (36.8 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (245.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Ashford, NY (1.9 miles ),
Machias, NY (2.4 miles ),
Lime Lake-Machias, NY (2.6 miles ),
East Otto, NY (2.6 miles ),
Lime Lake, NY (2.6 miles ),
Springville, NY (2.8 miles ),
Delevan, NY (3.0 miles ),
Franklinville, NY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 78.61 W

Area code: 716

Distribution of median household income in West Valley, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in West Valley, NY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

8.1%

Tornado activity:

West Valley-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the West Valley place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1961, a category F3 tornado 20.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 65% 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 111.4 miles away from West Valley center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 142.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 312.8 miles away from West Valley center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 286.5 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) earthquake occurred 284.8 miles away from West Valley 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 (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
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: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Valley:

  • BERTRAND CHAFFEE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)
  • FIDDLERS GREEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Valley:

  • St Bonaventure University (about 24 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,286)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 29 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Erie Community College (about 36 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 37 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 38 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • D'Youville College (about 38 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Canisius College (about 39 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)

Public high school in West Valley:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: West Valley Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in West Valley include: Saint John's Church (A), Saint Paul's United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), Kimball Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Indian Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cattaraugus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.3%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in West Valley:

Marital status in West Valley, NY
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in West Valley:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
New York average:

13.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Valley, 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
Cattaraugus 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
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cattaraugus County:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
New York:

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

16.7%
State:

15.6%

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 West Valley, NY

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Valley:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPQ (1330 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: HAWK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Valley:

  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMXO (101.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • W213BC (90.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBRR (100.1 FM; BRADFORD, PA; Owner: RADIO STATION WESB, INC.)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCID (89.1 FM; FRIENDSHIP, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Valley:

  • 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)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)

West Valley fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 2016 05:15 PM, Cr-55, Riley Rd, Lat: 42.444147, Lon: -78.609836, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 30, 2015 07:24 AM, Us-219, Lat: 42.448444, Lon: -78.699700, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 21, 2014 11:00 PM, Bolton Rd, Lat: 42.507547, Lon: -78.583331, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 8, 2013 09:35 AM, Sr-219, Lat: 42.451306, Lon: -78.700544, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 2005 12:25 AM, Us-219, Lat: 42.461970, Lon: -78.702020, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 12, 2005 07:00 PM, Sr-219, Lat: 42.412600, Lon: -78.690500, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Dec 17, 1999 04:54 PM, Cr-32, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.2mTotal length
  • $5,481,000Total costs
  • 990Total average daily traffic
  • 73Total average daily truck traffic
  • 998Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Valley)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 10282 Rock Springs Rd (Lat: 42.450056 Lon: -78.649750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIN449,
    Assigned Frequencies: 8500.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1995, Expiration Date: 09/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000, Certifier: Witold J Czyz, Registrant: Krohne America, 7 Dearborn Rd, Peabody, MA 01960, Fax: (508) 535-1720
  • Cr 32 At Sr 240 (Lat: 42.403944 Lon: -78.610583), Call Sign: KED289,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.6800 MHz, 45.8000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2014, Expiration Date: 03/31/2024, Registrant: County Of Cattaraugus, 301 Court St, Little Valley, NY 14755, Phone: (716) 938-9191, Fax: (716) 938-6420, Email:
  • Cr 32 And St Rd 240 (Lat: 42.403944 Lon: -78.610583), Call Sign: KRO402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.1600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2014, Expiration Date: 04/18/2024, Registrant: County Of Cattaraugus, 301 Court St, Little Valley, NY 14755, Phone: (716) 938-9191, Fax: (716) 938-6420, Email:
  • 5359 School Street (Lat: 42.405000 Lon: -78.608889), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WQYJ578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2016, Expiration Date: 10/18/2026, Certifier: James J Howe, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited, Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (844) 272-2070, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PLATO NY, Jackman Hill Rd (Lat: 42.349222 Lon: -78.664194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPNG886, Licensee ID: L00128694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2011, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • ASHFORD HOLL, 6346 Fox Valley Rd (Lat: 42.415056 Lon: -78.659639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.7 m, Call Sign: WQQE649,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2012, Expiration Date: 11/19/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • ASHFORD HOLL, 6346 Fox Valley Road (Lat: 42.415056 Lon: -78.659639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.7 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: WQYL271, Licensee ID: L00299631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2016, Expiration Date: 10/28/2026, Certifier: Scott Basista, Registrant: Transwave Communication Systems, Inc., 9020 Wehrle Drive, Clarence, NY 14031, Phone: (716) 626-9020, Fax: (716) 626-4991, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASK-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH F10 (26 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9417 , Serial Number: 14010, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Nelson S Riley, Riley Rd, West Valley, NY 14171

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Valley, NY
  • 73.8%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Valley, NY
  • 100.0%Utility gas


West Valley compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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