Cattaraugus County, New York (NY)

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County population in 2012: 79,458 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 83,955 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,831
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,475
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,831
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,957 (it was 8,192 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

47%

Land area: 1310 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cattaraugus County: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%), Construction (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cattaraugus County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 39,729  (51.2%)
Females: 40,588  (48.8%)

Cattaraugus County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cattaraugus County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,362 ($33,404 in 1999)

This county:

$40362
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $575)
This county:

$448
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,000 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Cattaraugus:

$85,000
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,000 - $128,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $996
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $438

Institutionalized population: 724

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Cattaraugus County, NY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 171 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $128,700

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,874 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,129 (2.7%)

Cattaraugus County household income distribution in 2009 Cattaraugus County home values distribution Cattaraugus County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.5% for American Indian residents, 49.2% for other race residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
Cattaraugus County:

19.9%
New York:

16.0%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for American Indian residents, 51.0% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cattaraugus County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $538 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $707 a month.

Cities in this county include: Olean, Salamanca, Gowanda, Persia, Freedom, Machias, Hinsdale, Ashford, Great Valley, St. Bonaventure.

Cattaraugus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Allegany Reservation3137 - 213825 - 51
Allegany town1662420 - 285448 - 59
Ashford town183021 - 406353 - 73
Carrollton town1252 - 10189 - 30
Cattaraugus Reservation02715 - 405740 - 71
Cold Spring town72214 - 345136 - 66
Conewango town11127 - 193424 - 45
Dayton town51710 - 274330 - 57
East Otto town72818 - 416047 - 71
Ellicottville town212316 - 325445 - 62
Farmersville town52516 - 385340 - 66
Franklinville town403226 - 396256 - 68
Freedom town113425 - 446656 - 75
Great Valley town292519 - 315345 - 61
Hinsdale town463730 - 456760 - 73
Humphrey town83523 - 476654 - 77
Ischua town152817 - 436452 - 78
Leon town152719 - 365847 - 66
Little Valley town444236 - 507872 - 84
Lyndon town53321 - 486651 - 78
Machias town393429 - 416357 - 69
Mansfield town53825 - 517057 - 80
Napoli town9148 - 223423 - 46
New Albion town356152 - 698681 - 91
Oil Springs Reservation03619 - 557049 - 85
Olean city368108 - 123633 - 39
Olean town451410 - 193731 - 45
Otto town102414 - 365845 - 70
Perrysburg town272718 - 386048 - 70
Persia town25117 - 174133 - 49
Portville town591713 - 214337 - 49
Randolph town142518 - 335647 - 65
Red House town941 - 11197 - 36
Salamanca city661612 - 194337 - 49
Salamanca town10179 - 304428 - 62
South Valley town2124 - 273718 - 60
Yorkshire town333630 - 426559 - 72
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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cattaraugus County: Gowanda Waterworks (A), Eagle Rod and Gun Club (B), Beaver Siding (C), Bova Ski Tow (D), Birch Run Country Club (E), Kendall Corners (F), Childs Blueberry Farm (G), Fox Valley Greenhouse (H), Great Valley Berry Patch (I), Hillside Acres (J), Marivale Farms (K), Pine Top Plantation (L), Sinn Valley Gardens (M), Wild Acres Farm (N), Scouthaven Camp (O), Judd Corners (P), Thomas Corners (Q), Yardman Farm (R), Triple R Campground (S), Pope Haven Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cattaraugus County include: Sacred Heart Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Saint Pacificus Church (C), Salem Church (D), Seneca Church (E), Full Gospel Mission (F), First Free Methodist Church (G), Allegany Baptist Church (H), Alliance Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Broadway Cemetery (1), Root Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Sample Hill Cemetery (4), Bowen Cemetery (5), Schwartz Cemetery (6), Franktown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Linlyco Lake (A), Lucky Lakes (B), Millers Pond (C), Moores Pond (D), Pickup Lake (E), Red House Lake (F), Skim Lake (G), Stillson Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gull Brook (A), Gulf Creek (B), Tunungwant Creek (C), Great Valley Creek (D), Buttermilk Creek (E), Gooseneck Creek (F), Goodell Creek (G), Hidden Creek (H), Slab City Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cattaraugus County include: Rock City Park (1), Allegany State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allegany County , Chautauqua County , Erie County , McKean County, Pennsylvania , Wyoming County , Warren County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,328
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,183 (57% naturalized citizens)

Cattaraugus County:

1.4%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 167
  • 1990 to 1994: 104
  • 1985 to 1989: 67
  • 1980 to 1984: 189
  • 1975 to 1979: 91
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1970 to 1974: 72
  • 1965 to 1969: 424

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.2%

Cattaraugus County marital status for males Cattaraugus County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cattaraugus County with a mortgage: 8,849 (444 second mortgage, 1,198 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,805

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cattaraugus County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,35112
Mainline Protestant7,09049
Evangelical Protestant6,92371
Other2,84312
Black Protestant3052
None50,805-
Cattaraugus County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Cattaraugus County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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
Cattaraugus County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 76
This 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%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Cattaraugus County:

Average size of farms: 175 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $50,434
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $203.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.58%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,928
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,376
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 47.36%
Corn for grain: 5566 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 338 harvested acres
Vegetables: 462 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 691 acres

Tornado activity:

Cattaraugus County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 7703041.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/6/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cattaraugus County-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 104.0 miles away from Cattaraugus County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 247.5 miles away from the county 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 112.8 miles away from the county 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 292.5 miles away from Cattaraugus County 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 188.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • India (5%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Iraq (3%)
  • France (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cattaraugus County (%):

  • German (27%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Cattaraugus County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,305 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 4,660 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 174 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 76 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 129 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,085 (6%)
  • Other means: 232 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,270 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Cattaraugus County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,556 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 787 people in nursing homes
  • 361 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 118 people in religious group quarters
  • 96 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 95 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Cattaraugus County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,449 people in college/university student housing
  • 539 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 340 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 117 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 111 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,077.

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.
2.55% relocated from other counties in New York ($18,509 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($13,632 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

1.62%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from McKean County, PA  0.24% ($31,667)
from Wyoming County, NY  0.22% ($21,969)
from Monroe County, NY  0.06% ($31,944)
from Potter County, PA  0.05% ($18,429)


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%

2.92% relocated to other counties in New York ($17,454 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($13,611 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

2.09%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Wyoming County, NY  0.25% ($29,743)
to McKean County, PA  0.23% ($25,779)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($33,372)
to Niagara County, NY  0.06% ($28,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Cattaraugus County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Cattaraugus County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cattaraugus County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 14,788 (12,342 aged, 2,446 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10757.52
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 247.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37525.1

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1123.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1044.820
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.06

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.9
  • Other - 51.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,638

Size of family households: 9,673 2-persons, 4,614 3-persons, 3,545 4-persons, 1,644 5-persons, 631 6-persons, 453 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,507 1-person, 1,874 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

14,790 married couples with children.
5,256 single-parent households (1,440 men, 3,816 women).

94.9% of residents of Cattaraugus County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $607,776,000 ($7307 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,365,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $215,567,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $145,568,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,538,000
Federal grants: $187,721,000
Federal procurement contracts: $27,448,000 ($4,135,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,936,000 ($1,020,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $150,543,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,408,000
Federal Government insurance: $82,665,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,186
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,401
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +95
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,209
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cattaraugus County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.59 millions of gallons per day (87% from ground, 13% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 300
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,480
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,763
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,090
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,366
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,163
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,222
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,174
  • 1939 or earlier: 15,241
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 141
  • 3 rooms: 502
  • 4 rooms: 2,063
  • 5 rooms: 4,708
  • 6 rooms: 5,762
  • 7 rooms: 4,521
  • 8 rooms: 3,074
  • 9+ rooms: 3,006
  • 1 room: 182
  • 2 rooms: 384
  • 3 rooms: 1,405
  • 4 rooms: 1,973
  • 5 rooms: 1,741
  • 6 rooms: 1,209
  • 7 rooms: 692
  • 8 rooms: 357
  • 9+ rooms: 249
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 725
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,902
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,067
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,772
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,297
  • no bedroom: 248
  • 1 bedroom: 2,042
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,988
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,096
  • 4 bedrooms: 663
  • 5+ bedrooms: 155
Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,181
  • 1 vehicle: 7,900
  • 2 vehicles: 10,653
  • 3 vehicles: 3,167
  • 4 vehicles: 718
  • 5+ vehicles: 212
  • no vehicle: 1,935
  • 1 vehicle: 3,985
  • 2 vehicles: 1,887
  • 3 vehicles: 277
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

64% of Cattaraugus County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in New York.

Cattaraugus County:

64.1%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cattaraugus County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Wood (10.8%)
  • Electricity (7.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Electricity (19.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.3%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 811
Here:

7.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 210
Here:

4.0%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,122
Here:

55.3%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cattaraugus County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,431,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,311,000
    General: $750,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Police Protection: $108,000
    Parks & Recreation: $54,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $27,082,000
    General - Other: $22,613,000
    Health Services - Other: $14,129,000
    Regular Highways: $9,092,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,154,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,731,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,173,000
    Police Protection: $4,040,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,110,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,544,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,499,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,373,000
    Financial Administration: $1,189,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,012,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $827,000
    Parks & Recreation: $712,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
    Housing & Community Development: $254,000
    Libraries: $90,000
    Fire Protection: $75,000
    Air Transportation: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,141,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $8,162,000
    Higher Education: $1,606,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $11,853,000
    Corrections: $595,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $440,000
    General - Other: $223,000
    Health - Other: $128,000
    General Public Building: $86,000
    Police Protection: $69,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Corrections - Other: $24,000
    Judicial: $20,000
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,158,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $24,962,000
    Solid Waste Management: $778,000
    Parks & Recreation: $397,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $174,000
    Highways: $3,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $931,000
    All Other: $773,000
    Public Welfare: $269,000
    Highways: $126,000
    Health & Hospitals: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,568,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,986,000
    Property Sale Other: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $20,593,000
    All Other: $6,504,000
    Health & Hospitals: $6,158,000
    Highways: $1,944,000
    Education: $1,913,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $32,789,000
    Property: $26,922,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,639,000
    NEC: $1,432,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $10,203,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $45,836,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,350,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $47,218,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,952,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,251,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,968,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $8,300,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,750,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $10,934,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,006,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,412,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cattaraugus County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cattaraugus County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Cattaraugus County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John76974.6 years
Mary66679.7 years
William56474.0 years
Robert48370.8 years
Charles42575.3 years
Helen39378.6 years
Joseph36976.1 years
James36370.9 years
George31976.1 years
Edward30175.4 years
Most common last names in Cattaraugus County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26876.5 years
Brown17778.0 years
Johnson16176.3 years
Miller15675.8 years
Williams10176.8 years
Anderson9080.4 years
Jones8677.3 years
Clark8074.3 years
Phillips7277.0 years
Baker6671.8 years
Businesses in Cattaraugus County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Ashley Furniture1New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike2
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King4Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack3
Chevrolet2Raymour & Flanigan1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid3
Decora Cabinetry2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts3SAS Shoes1
FedEx7Sears1
Ford1Staples1
GNC2Subway10
GameStop2T-Mobile2
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hilton1Tim Hortons6
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS9
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless3
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2Wingate1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture3

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