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Chautauqua County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 129,504 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 139,750 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,563
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,313
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,757
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,368 (it was 16,758 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

47%

Land area: 1062 sq. mi.

Water area: 438.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 122 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chautauqua County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.5%), Retail trade (11.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Chautauqua County races chart

Races in Chautauqua County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
New York median age:

38.4 years
Males: 63,937  (49.4%)
Females: 65,567  (50.6%)

Chautauqua County,NY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Chautauqua County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,204 ($33,458 in 1999)

This county:

$42,204
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $522 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $647)
This county:

$522
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,000 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Chautauqua:

$87,000
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,400 - $147,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $122,854
Here:

$122,854
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,755
Here:

$155,755
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $94,422
Here:

$94,422
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,119
Here:

$148,119
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $193,063
Here:

$193,063
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $48,109
Here:

$48,109
State:

$72,941

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $283,699
Here:

$283,699
State:

$283,363
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $949
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 2,364

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 232
  • Thefts: 737
  • Auto thefts: 28

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 251
  • Thefts: 823
  • Auto thefts: 24
Chautauqua County, NY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 164 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2008: 141 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2009: 120 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2010: 130 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2011: 88 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2013: 101 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2014: 69 buildings, average cost: $198,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Chautauqua, NY residents
Average permit cost in Chautauqua, NY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,632 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,434 (3.0%)

Chautauqua County household income distribution in 2013 Chautauqua County home values distribution in 2013 Chautauqua County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.1%
Chautauqua County:

20.1%
New York:

14.7%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Black residents, 45.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.3% for other race residents, 39.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 22.0 years old, American Indian residents: 33.1 years old, Asian residents: 31.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chautauqua County is $446 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $690 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jamestown, Pomfret, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Ellicott, Busti, Hanover, Portland, Chautauqua, Ellery.

Chautauqua 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 (%)
Arkwright town7116 - 183323 - 44
Busti town4163 - 82419 - 29
Carroll town283227 - 386560 - 71
Cattaraugus Reservation0146 - 254024 - 56
Charlotte town095 - 173017 - 44
Chautauqua town2753 - 81712 - 22
Cherry Creek town92013 - 274535 - 55
Clymer town252518 - 325547 - 63
Dunkirk city641.60.8 - 2.686 - 11
Dunkirk town373 - 122515 - 36
Ellery town181813 - 243932 - 46
Ellicott town911412 - 173935 - 42
Ellington town61812 - 254534 - 56
French Creek town1137 - 203624 - 49
Gerry town2148 - 233827 - 53
Hanover town79129 - 143530 - 40
Harmony town1174 - 112214 - 31
Jamestown city2131210 - 143734 - 40
Kiantone town14138 - 183426 - 43
Mina town41711 - 264331 - 55
North Harmony town16117 - 153023 - 37
Poland town112015 - 274638 - 56
Pomfret town1301513 - 184037 - 44
Portland town15106 - 142922 - 37
Ripley town4105 - 162919 - 41
Sheridan town301512 - 204034 - 47
Sherman town16107 - 152922 - 38
Stockton town192519 - 335748 - 64
Villenova town31710 - 274431 - 57
Westfield town653027 - 356257 - 66
Chautauqua county9521335

2012 air pollution in Chautauqua County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cattaraugus County , Chemung County , Berrien County, Michigan , Clay County, South Dakota , Cherokee County, Iowa , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Monona County, Iowa , Woodbury County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 8,752
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,756 (39.6% naturalized citizens)

Chautauqua County:

2.9%
Whole state:

23.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8182010 or later
  • 4912000 to 2009
  • 5171990 to 1999
  • 4421980 to 1989
  • 3121970 to 1979
  • 1,267Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.3%

Chautauqua County marital status for males Chautauqua County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,246
  • One, attached: 1,019
  • Two: 7,938
  • 3 or 4: 4,147
  • 5 to 9: 1,449
  • 10 to 19: 1,129
  • 20 to 49: 853
  • 50 or more: 815
  • Mobile homes: 3,970

Housing units in Chautauqua County with a mortgage: 17,678 (162 second mortgage, 2,072 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,521

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chautauqua County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,91213
Mainline Protestant18,65986
Evangelical Protestant11,175105
Other2,88419
Orthodox2302
Black Protestant1201
None80,925-
Chautauqua 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: 37
Chautauqua County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Chautauqua County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 148
This county:

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chautauqua County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

29.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Chautauqua County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,232
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $307.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,118
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,620
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.57%
Corn for grain: 8986 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 338 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1034 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,439 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19,670 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chautauqua 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 74.9 miles away from Chautauqua County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 103.3 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 77.5 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 279.0 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 322.7 miles away from Chautauqua 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 216.9 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, 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: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (10%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chautauqua County


  • Italian (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • Swedish (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)

Chautauqua County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,823 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 4,656 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 141 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 220 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 292 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,646 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,476 (4.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,173 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,298 people in nursing homes
  • 1,229 people in state prisons
  • 416 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 327 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 281 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 235 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 171 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 143 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 2,780 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,251 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 783 people in state prisons
  • 625 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 409 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 259 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 209 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 87 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,467.

2.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.97%
New York average:

5.06%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($530 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

1.24% relocated from other counties in New York ($13,118 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($17,519 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

1.67%
New York average:

2.01%

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  0.51% ($32,576 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.34% ($33,098)
from Erie County, PA  0.17% ($33,578)
from Warren County, PA  0.12% ($32,915)
from Monroe County, NY  0.07% ($24,848)
from Niagara County, NY  0.05% ($54,880)
from Lee County, FL  0.03% ($14,462)


3.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
New York average:

5.46%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.11%

1.45% relocated to other counties in New York ($11,799 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($22,159 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

2.23%
New York average:

2.38%

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  0.66% ($30,755 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.27% ($28,489)
to Erie County, PA  0.25% ($41,850)
to Monroe County, NY  0.11% ($27,625)
to Warren County, PA  0.10% ($32,163)
to Niagara County, NY  0.05% ($29,833)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.05% ($75,565)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Chautauqua County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Chautauqua County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chautauqua County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chautauqua County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 26,112 (21,519 aged, 4,593 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,888 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,517)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,918)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,424)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,297)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (795)
  • Congestive heart failure (701)
  • Unspecified dementia (671)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (465)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (463)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (399)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,400
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 443
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,034

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,053
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,114
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.7
  • Other - 44.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 129,504
  • In family households: 96,792 (15,836 male householders, 15,363 female householders)
    24,620 spouses, 34,922 children (31,979 natural, 737 adopted, 2,206 stepchildren), 1,336 grandchildren, 517 brothers or sisters, 556 parents, 1,574 other relatives, 2,068 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,871 (9,850 male householders (7,853 living alone)), 10,656 female householders (8,370 living alone)), 6,365 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,841

Size of family households: 15,626 2-persons, 6,448 3-persons, 5,902 4-persons, 1,610 5-persons, 1,056 6-persons, 557 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,223 1-person, 3,380 2-persons, 713 3-persons, 190 4-persons.

16,754 married couples with children.
7,765 single-parent households (2,158 men, 5,607 women).

91.6% of residents of Chautauqua speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $844,910,000 ($6,155 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $42,242,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $374,901,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $173,590,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,103,000
Federal grants: $216,997,000
Federal procurement contracts: $46,362,000 ($31,566,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,957,000 ($2,795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,614,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,076,000
Federal Government insurance: $70,750,000

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

Births: 7,832
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,855
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +385
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,562
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chautauqua County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.28 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

3.8

Year house built in Chautauqua County, New York
  • Year house built in Chautauqua County, New York
  • 5612014 or later
  • 6622010 to 2013
  • 4,0092000 to 2009
  • 4,5621990 to 1999
  • 5,1121980 to 1989
  • 4,8461970 to 1979
  • 4,6381960 to 1969
  • 9,6001950 to 1959
  • 6,0291940 to 1949
  • 26,5471939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chautauqua County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chautauqua County, New York
  • 1231 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 3543 rooms
  • 3,3144 rooms
  • 6,2635 rooms
  • 7,6526 rooms
  • 6,5417 rooms
  • 4,8238 rooms
  • 6,0119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
  • 5011 room
  • 5982 rooms
  • 2,3573 rooms
  • 3,3384 rooms
  • 4,3845 rooms
  • 2,5836 rooms
  • 1,3907 rooms
  • 8088 rooms
  • 5479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chautauqua County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chautauqua County, New York
  • 123no bedroom
  • 1,2171 bedroom
  • 6,7222 bedrooms
  • 18,9053 bedrooms
  • 6,8884 bedrooms
  • 1,3445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chautauqua County, New York
  • 592no bedroom
  • 3,3401 bedroom
  • 7,3232 bedrooms
  • 3,6793 bedrooms
  • 1,3474 bedrooms
  • 2255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,444no vehicle
  • 11,6331 vehicle
  • 15,6982 vehicles
  • 5,3543 vehicles
  • 9184 vehicles
  • 1525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,205no vehicle
  • 7,7871 vehicle
  • 4,0392 vehicles
  • 4353 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.2% of Chautauqua County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in New York.

Chautauqua County:

87.2%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 98,278
  • Other state: 25,309
  • Northeast: 14,998
  • Midwest: 3,220
  • South: 5,088
  • West: 2,003
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chautauqua County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.7%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%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): 1,279
Here:

11.2%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

3.6%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 618
Here:

7.5%
New York:

34.3%

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

Chautauqua County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,751,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,123,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $4,890,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,824,000
    Air Transportation: $2,219,000
    General - Other: $924,000
    Police Protection: $278,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $43,834,000
    General - Other: $28,114,000
    Health - Other: $16,335,000
    Regular Highways: $11,188,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,528,000
    Police Protection: $8,113,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $7,561,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,217,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,035,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,936,000
    Sewerage: $3,277,000
    Financial Administration: $3,238,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,972,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,842,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,327,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,117,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Parks and Recreation: $761,000
    Local Fire Protection: $725,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Water Utilities: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,474,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $20,640,000
    Other Higher Education: $4,202,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $30,185,000
    Corrections - Other: $660,000
    Transit Utilities: $424,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,478,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Local Fire Protection: $107,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
    Police Protection: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,971,000

Chautauqua County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $29,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,079,000
    Sewerage: $3,498,000
    Air Transportation: $133,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,544,000
    All Other: $82,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,446,000
    Highways: $1,397,000
    Education: $589,000
    Public Welfare: $14,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,188,000
    Rents: $2,265,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,770,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $522,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $55,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $39,760,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,152,000
    Highways: $7,890,000
    All Other: $5,465,000
    Education: $266,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,676,000
    Property: $56,428,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,346,000
    Other License: $1,296,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $759,000
    Other Selective Sales: $587,000

Chautauqua County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,569,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,269,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $48,867,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,301,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,702,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,968,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $15,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $10,000,000

Chautauqua County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,737,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,007,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,867,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,185
  • Number of aged recipients: 344
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,841
  • Number of recipients under 18: 608
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,820
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 757
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,788
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,135
Chautauqua County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Chautauqua County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED259$64,7031,050$88,6972,711$77,508575$13,7017$163,143464$111,528
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$61,70678$70,397397$73,59957$21,2280$046$115,848
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$60,476220$57,0861,769$69,814381$17,7401$20,000104$89,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$47,83383$65,0121,208$75,08465$37,2310$056$81,214
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$46,00022$73,59178$75,57712$64,7500$07$94,571
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED371$81,248308$86,96456$107,732
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED68$69,32455$111,49112$114,083
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$40,7008$135,2502$274,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$83,6259$111,6672$40,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$83,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chautauqua, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chautauqua, NY - Value
Most common first names in Chautauqua County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,14675.8 years
Mary1,07881.0 years
William77675.3 years
Joseph74775.9 years
Robert73971.8 years
Charles67276.0 years
Helen59880.1 years
Frank58377.4 years
James57771.4 years
George56076.2 years
Most common last names in Chautauqua County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,11079.3 years
Anderson77179.7 years
Carlson63579.1 years
Smith51576.9 years
Peterson32980.5 years
Nelson32378.5 years
Swanson31079.2 years
Miller22176.4 years
Olson20479.2 years
Larson19180.7 years
Businesses in Chautauqua County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Lane Bryant1
AT&T3Lane Furniture5
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets16
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices2
Applebee's2McDonald's6
Arby's4New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike4
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western2OfficeMax1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Burger King4Pac Sun1
CVS4Payless2
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske3
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut3
Clarion2RadioShack3
Cold Stone Creamery2Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn2Red Roof Inn1
Curves3Rite Aid7
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Sam's Club1
Deb1Sears4
Decora Cabinetry2Spencer Gifts1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts2Subaru1
Famous Footwear1Subway8
FedEx12T-Mobile3
Finish Line1T.J.Maxx1
Foot Locker1Taco Bell2
GNC3Tim Hortons15
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block6True Value5
Hilton1U-Haul5
Home Depot2UPS20
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney2Walgreens2
Jones New York2Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's3
Kmart1YMCA3
La-Z-Boy3

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