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Cattaraugus County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 77,348 (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: 59 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cattaraugus County: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.5%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.1%), Manufacturing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Cattaraugus County, NY (2017)
    • 70,13083.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0392.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,6121.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4221.7%Two or more races
    • 1,2781.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7240.9%Asian alone
    • 480.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.7 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 38,691  (50.0%)
Females: 38,657  (50.0%)
Average household size:
Cattaraugus County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,484 ($33,404 in 1999)
This county:

$48,484
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $494 (lower quartile is $348, upper quartile is $623)
This county:

$494
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,300 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Cattaraugus:

$88,300
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,900 - $138,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $115,411
Here:

$115,411
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,995
Here:

$177,995
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $93,824
Here:

$93,824
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,909,593
Here:

$1,909,593
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,221
Here:

$203,221
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $46,386
Here:

$46,386
State:

$74,535

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,029
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):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 147
  • Thefts: 285
  • Auto thefts: 32

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 129
  • Thefts: 245
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 158 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 1998: 192 buildings, average cost: $63,900
  • 1999: 165 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2000: 147 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2001: 152 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2002: 167 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2003: 144 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2004: 191 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 198 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2006: 180 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2007: 171 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2010: 108 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2011: 85 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2012: 65 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2013: 77 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2014: 80 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2015: 73 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2016: 62 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2017: 80 buildings, average cost: $138,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Cattaraugus, NY residents
Average permit cost in Cattaraugus, NY
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,079 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,530 (3.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Cattaraugus, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cattaraugus, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cattaraugus, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.7%
Cattaraugus County:

15.7%
New York:

14.1%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.5% for American Indian residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.7 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 24.1 years old, American Indian residents: 34.6 years old, Asian residents: 38.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.9 years old, Other race residents: 19.4 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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Neighboring counties: Chautauqua County , Chemung County , Clay County, South Dakota , Yates County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
New York:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Cattaraugus, NY
County total employment by year in Cattaraugus, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Cattaraugus, NY

Current college students: 4,328
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,364 (65.1% naturalized citizens)

Cattaraugus County:

1.8%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2702010 or later
  • 3572000 to 2009
  • 3761990 to 1999
  • 2561980 to 1989
  • 1601970 to 1979
  • 496Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 27,817
  • One, attached: 1,439
  • Two: 2,378
  • 3 or 4: 1,951
  • 5 to 9: 1,071
  • 10 to 19: 581
  • 20 to 49: 796
  • 50 or more: 567
  • Mobile homes: 4,988

Housing units in Cattaraugus County with a mortgage: 11,016 (229 second mortgage, 1,023 home equity loan, 99 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,679

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cattaraugus County

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-
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

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:

  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: November 17, 2014 to November 27, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4204: December 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4204, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2014 to May 22, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4180: July 08, 2014, FEMA Id: 4180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 08, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1857: September 01, 2009, FEMA Id: 1857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1564: October 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1564, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2004 to June 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1534: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1534, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 13, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1486: August 29, 2003, FEMA Id: 1486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 24, 2001 to December 29, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3170: December 31, 2001, FEMA Id: 3170, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cattaraugus

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,746 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,233 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 127 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 322 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 169 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,540 (5.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,058 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Japan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cattaraugus County


  • German (19%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • American (9%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $51,789.

4.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.88% relocated from other counties in New York ($27,184 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($13,469 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

1.31%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Wyoming County, NY  0.24% ($37,435)
from McKean County, PA  0.23% ($62,209)
from Monroe County, NY  0.08% ($40,391)
from Niagara County, NY  0.08% ($36,727)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
2.98% relocated to other counties in New York ($21,596 average AGI)
2.05% relocated to other states ($20,336 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

2.05%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Wyoming County, NY  0.25% ($37,658)
to McKean County, PA  0.24% ($43,814)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($29,976)
to Niagara County, NY  0.09% ($33,160)

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 2014: 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 population in Cattaraugus County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cattaraugus County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,979 (12,053 aged, 2,926 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,198 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cattaraugus County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,159)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,284)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (831)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (742)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (336)
  • Congestive heart failure (334)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (238)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (235)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (220)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (214)

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: 10,758
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 248
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,525

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,124
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,045
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

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: 77,348
  • In family households: 59,992 (10,773 male householders, 9,113 female householders)
    14,909 spouses, 20,568 children (19,480 natural, 287 adopted, 801 stepchildren), 1,383 grandchildren, 281 brothers or sisters, 592 parents, 551 other relatives, 1,822 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,666 (6,319 male householders (5,177 living alone)), 6,155 female householders (5,552 living alone)), 2,192 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,690

Size of family households: 9,886 2-persons, 3,977 3-persons, 3,750 4-persons, 1,290 5-persons, 675 6-persons, 308 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,729 1-person, 1,524 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 62 5-persons.

11,186 married couples with children.
4,138 single-parent households (1,386 men, 2,752 women).

95.1% of residents of Cattaraugus speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $607,776,000 ($7,307 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:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Year house built in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • 2692014 or later
  • 5902010 to 2013
  • 3,5502000 to 2009
  • 3,6071990 to 1999
  • 4,3461980 to 1989
  • 5,4051970 to 1979
  • 2,6171960 to 1969
  • 2,8471950 to 1959
  • 2,3051940 to 1949
  • 16,0521939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • 291 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 3093 rooms
  • 1,7054 rooms
  • 4,0035 rooms
  • 5,1336 rooms
  • 4,1937 rooms
  • 3,3198 rooms
  • 3,8879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • 2861 room
  • 6232 rooms
  • 1,7433 rooms
  • 2,5624 rooms
  • 1,5845 rooms
  • 1,3186 rooms
  • 7807 rooms
  • 3098 rooms
  • 4609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • 29no bedroom
  • 5711 bedroom
  • 4,1942 bedrooms
  • 12,1133 bedrooms
  • 4,5474 bedrooms
  • 1,2415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cattaraugus County, New York
  • 309no bedroom
  • 2,7151 bedroom
  • 3,6442 bedrooms
  • 1,9783 bedrooms
  • 8344 bedrooms
  • 1855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 994no vehicle
  • 6,9821 vehicle
  • 9,9252 vehicles
  • 3,1673 vehicles
  • 9954 vehicles
  • 6325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cattaraugus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,940no vehicle
  • 4,7691 vehicle
  • 1,7562 vehicles
  • 2003 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.9% of Cattaraugus County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in New York.

Cattaraugus County:

89.9%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 63,817
  • Other state: 11,901
  • Northeast: 5,455
  • Midwest: 1,915
  • South: 2,653
  • West: 1,878
Year householders moved into unit in Cattaraugus County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cattaraugus County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Wood
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Coal or coke
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 488
Here:

6.1%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 161
Here:

3.8%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,872
Here:

56.2%
New York:

33.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cattaraugus County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,092,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,155,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $33,993,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $591,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,101,000
    Police Protection: $2,060,000
    General - Other: $119,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,622,000
    General - Other: $37,015,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,212,000
    Regular Highways: $15,067,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,475,000
    Police Protection: $8,784,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,746,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,929,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,009,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,432,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,095,000
    Financial Administration: $2,033,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,720,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $179,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $150,000
    Libraries: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
    Highways: $664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,816,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $18,847,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $2,541,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $17,902,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,809,000
    Education: $2,416,000
    Highways: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,096,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,447,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,743,000
    Interest Earnings: $931,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $144,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    General - Other: $222,000
    Health - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,587,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,019,000
    Other: $9,940,000
    Highways: $3,217,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,101,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $45,905,000
    Other Selective Sales: $773,000
    Other: $305,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,796,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,092,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,155,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $33,993,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $591,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,101,000
    Police Protection: $2,060,000
    General - Other: $119,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,622,000
    General - Other: $37,015,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,212,000
    Regular Highways: $15,067,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,475,000
    Police Protection: $8,784,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,746,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,929,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,009,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,432,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,095,000
    Financial Administration: $2,033,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,720,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $179,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $150,000
    Libraries: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
    Highways: $664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,816,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $18,847,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $2,541,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $17,902,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,809,000
    Education: $2,416,000
    Highways: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,096,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,447,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,743,000
    Interest Earnings: $931,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $144,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    General - Other: $222,000
    Health - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,587,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,019,000
    Other: $9,940,000
    Highways: $3,217,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,101,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $45,905,000
    Other Selective Sales: $773,000
    Other: $305,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,796,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,092,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,155,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $33,993,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $591,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,101,000
    Police Protection: $2,060,000
    General - Other: $119,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,622,000
    General - Other: $37,015,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,212,000
    Regular Highways: $15,067,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,475,000
    Police Protection: $8,784,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,746,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,929,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,009,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,432,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,095,000
    Financial Administration: $2,033,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,720,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $179,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $150,000
    Libraries: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
    Highways: $664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,816,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $18,847,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $2,541,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $17,902,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,809,000
    Education: $2,416,000
    Highways: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,096,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,447,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,743,000
    Interest Earnings: $931,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $144,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    General - Other: $222,000
    Health - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,587,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,019,000
    Other: $9,940,000
    Highways: $3,217,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,101,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $45,905,000
    Other Selective Sales: $773,000
    Other: $305,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,796,000

Cattaraugus County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,092,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,155,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $33,993,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $591,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $13,101,000
    Police Protection: $2,060,000
    General - Other: $119,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $37,622,000
    General - Other: $37,015,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,212,000
    Regular Highways: $15,067,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,475,000
    Police Protection: $8,784,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,746,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,929,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,009,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,432,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,095,000
    Financial Administration: $2,033,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,720,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $179,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $150,000
    Libraries: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
    Highways: $664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,816,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $18,847,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $2,541,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $17,902,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,809,000
    Education: $2,416,000
    Highways: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,285,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,096,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,447,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,743,000
    Interest Earnings: $931,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $186,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $144,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $645,000
    General - Other: $222,000
    Health - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,587,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,664,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,019,000
    Other: $9,940,000
    Highways: $3,217,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,101,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $45,905,000
    Other Selective Sales: $773,000
    Other: $305,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,796,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,535
  • Number of aged recipients: 184
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,351
  • Number of recipients under 18: 302
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,811
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 422
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,035
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,238
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

Cattaraugus County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"